21 December 2016 · Topic: Planning · Tags: ,

What would it take to get VAPN connected to Internet email? Let’s examine the points.

Any feasibility study needs an assessment of the competing technology landscape. Following our doctrine the following figure shows the data rate vs. frequency (as wavelength) of several ham inspired digital methods. This graphic is used elsewhere in the main pages of this site. It shows the general trend of high speed with higher frequency. More digital […]

Is packet operation on 160m an idea worth testing?

An initial request for examination has been sent to the facility manager of the primary site candidate for the VAPN.  Details forwarded include:

  • A frequency list to provide the other tenants an opportunity to voice their concerns of these freqs or their harmonics;
  • A statement that no tower real estate is needed or desired – only ground mounted antennas required;
  • A statement the rack will comply with and exceed any radio room requirements.
  • Proposed location of rack equipment;
  • Proposed ac power circuit from the breaker panel.

A critical first step is now complete.  Let’s hope for the best outcome.