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Old 04-02-2004, 02:39 AM
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Rande: I was listening on 80 meters last night to a conversation among several hams in your area of the country. They were concerned about the FCC taking HAM bands and using them for broadband video. They mentioned "BTL" and "BTL nodes" several times. I got the idea that this was some type of technology or maybe a company trying to promote the use of 400' towers to broadcast a service. I have not heard of that before in Texas so I wondered if this is something new to Minnesota. Is this your concern about the FCC selling bands? As far as I know, the only wireless broadband commercially available operates in the area of 5ghz+ and has a range of approx. 30 miles per tower.

Ferrets: Thanks for the reference to Echolink. I looked them up. Very interesting.
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