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Re: P3D 2400 MHz band use?

Well, at least pointing gain antennas up at the satellite will help
greatly if there is interference.  A good amount of gain comes
from a fairly small antenna.  Because of this I don't think there
will be too much interference when you have your 2 foot dish or 20
turn helix pointed at 50 degrees elevation.  If so, go with more gain.
Its not hard to obtain, and at least at apogee the narrower beamwidth
shouldn't affect you too much.

Otherwise, I don't think there is anything we could do about this
as I'm sure the FCC would prioritize wireless internet over AMSAT
P3D.. Sad, but true. I doubt the situation in Europe and Asia would
be different.

Fred W0FMS

>From: Jon Ogden <na9d@mindspring.com>
>To: Deon Erwin <zr1dq@qsl.net>, Bob Bruninga <bruninga@usna.edu>,        
>Amsat Reflector <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] P3D 2400 MHz band use?
>Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2000 06:30:31 -0600
>on 11/7/00 2:08 AM, Deon Erwin at zr1dq@qsl.net wrote:
> > More wireless LAN products are finding their way onto this band and 
>there is
> > also talk of wireless Internet on 2400 MHz.  Bob makes very valid points 
> > we should all take notice and action.
>I'd agree.  Bluetooth devices should not be a problem as much as other
>devices are going to be.  That's because of the significant distance
>limitations on Bluetooth (it's designed to work within a few feet).
>Other WLAN stuff posses a much bigger problem as the IEEE standard stuff 
>use external antennas and what not.
>Of course the whole idea behind these devices is that they are spread
>spectrum and will not cause interference to any other services.  Well,
>perhaps not with one device, but with many the noise floor raises as 
>folks point out.
>Hams unfortunately, have helped to propagate the myth that spread spectrum
>can coexist with other forms of modulation without interference.
>I think we are partially to blame for the problems we face in our own 
>Jon Ogden
>NA9D (ex: KE9NA)
>"A life lived in fear is a life half lived."
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