[amsat-bb] Re: S band interference solution

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Thu Oct 5 19:54:55 PDT 2006

On 5 Oct 2006 at 13:12, John Champa wrote:

> Why am I rambling on like this?  Because the result of all this is that 
> satellite Hams can send a signal on a 50k mile round trip to some bird they 
> helped design (remotely) and build (remotely) themselves, but they can NOT 
> figure out how to manage a $60 unlicensed wireless device their neighbor 
> bought at Best Buy.  So they spend hours on this reflector lamenting the 
> potential loss of a cherished Mode S instead applying just a tiny little bit 
> of traditional Amateur Radio ingenuity and tracking down and dealing with 
> the low power device(s) in their own neighborhood.

>> How's that Luc?  A little more encouraging?

Yes in a sense it is another stone in the pound of those who said S band interference is not 
manageable at to a point they want to TX there!!! Did you know that amateur radio operator here 
cannot interfere with any other RF users and ultimately it is the  amateur radio station who will 
have to shut down.

I can imagine the free for all when some folks will start to use amplifier on S band.  I play with 
a 5 watts model use to boost commercial point to point wi-fi link some will have to start to save 
some money to buy phones and wi-fi routers for all the street houses around.

When we are suffering from 2.4 GHZ interference we are very few to complain but i am not too sure 
when we will all transmitting on 2.4 ghz if we will not open a pandora box? As per Bob wb4apr a 
very week signal can be very disastrous at close range but with a very high ERP we will reach more 
than our next neighbour...

Here is my microwave oven ridiculous analogy post who is coming back again...

The medium is the message...The content is the audience...;)

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
WAC basic,CW,Phone,Satellite
Skype VE2DWE

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