[amsat-bb] The REAL future of S-Band (was "Special AMSAT dinner")
ka3hsw at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 9 10:45:28 PDT 2006
Actually, I suspect that 3 years from now, we will see 2.4 GHz thinning out,
as WiFi users migrate to the new latest-and-greatest products at 5.8 or
higher. We all know that the lifespan of your typical computer "widget" is
less than 5 years, and usually closer to 3. Already, stores like Best Buy
and Circuit City are carrying way more 5.8 cordless phones than 2.4's...
and when was the last time you saw a 900 MHz version? It wasn't that long
ago that THEY were the cutting edge cordless!
The same thing will happen with WiFi: all the new laptops and PDA's will
come with the higher frequency cards, and users will be forced to migrate
upward. You can take that to the bank! So put S-band on Eagle - I predict
that it'll be wide open in 10 years, NOT a sewer.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 5:25 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Special AMSAT dinner
Three years from now when we have to suffer from a new round of
comlaints about 2.4 GHz QRM interfering with the P3E Sband
downlink, we could have a special AMSAT dinner. The main entrée
might be crow.
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