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Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Fwd: OT: Satellite Internet

To: David Gilbert <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Fwd: OT: Satellite Internet
From: jimlux <>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 16:32:07 -0700
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David Gilbert wrote:
> I don't understand these comments.  Forget the ham radio part ... if I 
> understand him correctly he's saying that someone (anyone) could add a 
> couple of 24 dbi antennas to a standard 802.11 system and get greatly 
> increased range.  People do that all the time.  Entire neighborhoods 
> have pooled their resources to set up such ad hoc networks.  As far as I 
> know it is perfectly legal for ANY traffic ... it's just a pencil beam 
> "hot spot".  The only limitation would be the terms of the service 
> agreement between the guy at the far end and his service provider 
> regarding piggy back users.
> Dave   AB7E

I think there's two parallel sort of threads here..

The "use ham radio to run high power" (which has all the problems discussed)
or the
"use antenna gain to run a point to point link" (which is pretty wide open)

there are other alternatives too, some still within Part 15

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