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The Wireless Spectrum Standoff

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by sevenstars, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. sevenstars

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    and you'll get an infraction. WTF? Infractions? Wh
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    You are correct. Most people do not understand that like real estate, water, and other natural resources, spectrum space is finite for the most part. I am waiting for frequency reallocation to eliminate some amateur radio frequencies.
     
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    I hope this means were moving back to wired. All wireless blows for reliability and packet loss, and its killing our bees and our trees. Who knows what else were going to find out was impacted by blasting energy through every frequency known to man.
     
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    I think it's likely been a given all along that the elimination of the analog RF frequencies for TV had ramifications well beyond that of SD TV.

    The challenge as I see it is not so much watching the competition from wireless providers... the challenge that I see is how much of that bandwidth is the Government going to allocate for secure Military and EMS applications. Once all of that spectrum is recovered, the government has the right of first refusal before it gets put up for auction.

    As for eliminating wireless as a medium TempusFugit, don't count on it! The reason that wireless has reliability issues has less to do with the medium itself and more to do with interference from other devices.

    20 Myths of Wi-Fi Interference [RF Solutions] - Cisco Systems
     
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    No way. I would hate stepping over those billions of wires. Then again, if a cell rings in the theater, just grab the wire and pull.

    Seriously, wireless is here to stay. Bigger battles will likely take place in the next decade because spectrum is very expensive and desirable and finite.

    I know a few hams using frequencies at, around, or above 300 GHz. Not possible too many years ago, so technology changes and we can use spectrum we did not have access to not all that long ago. We will learn how to cram more crap into the allocated space. But, frequencies will be auctioned off and some services might have to deal with loss of spectrum.

    In the interim, we might be forced to endure throttling and limits and many of us will be pissed.

    I hope they leave us amateurs alone because unlike YouTube and Facebook, we have a demonstrated history of public service.

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