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Harrison County among elite

May 22, 2013

CADIZ — In the United States there are 3,143 counties and county-equivalent administrative units in total, and Harrison County has been chosen as one of just more than 100 counties in the nation to......

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UNCOMMONSENSE

May-22-13 10:45 PM

Wireless may be a good "temporary" bandaide solution but can't be the long term solution for a number of reasons

Wireless has the advantage of rapid deployment and lack of infrastructure like poles and wires but wireless has it's own problems like expensive tower sites that get hit with lightning and suffer ice and wind damage

Wireless access points can be easily overloaded by ONE bandwidth hog and if being used on the 900mhz, 2.4ghz, or 5.8ghz bands can be easily and completely wiped off the air with just ONE ham operator in the area or by a simple complaint of interference to the FCC

Since these are ALL ham radio bands, ham operators are allowed to transmit up to 1000 watts where these access points are limited by law to only ONE watt of power

And unless these people are ACTUAL RF engineers with experience in making this work in hilly terrain and in MOVING vehicles, it will be spotty at best

Not something you want lives depending on

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