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02-11-2003, 01:18 PM
See David Weinberger's blog on Open Spectrum (http://www.hyperorg.com/backissues/joho-dec20-02.html#spectrum) and why its absolutely necessary. Mr Weinberger is a noted pundit on things related to the Internet and its affect on our society, but he's dead wrong on this one. I believe we should let him know how wrong he is. Read it (its short) then let 'im know at firstname.lastname@example.org why he's wrong.
I don't think our technology is ready for his idea, however, IMHO you may be looking at the future. Computerized radios searching for a hole in the spectrum to throw out a few bits and then waiting for a 'connect' and then sending a message to be delivered...
Sounds almost like a cross between meteor scatter principles and frequency hopping...
I can see several bands opening in the future for this type activity... would certainly make spectrum use much cleaner.... and if the computers were 'searching ahead' then even voice comms would be possible... particularly with soem of the recent work being done in digitizing and compression...
Ham Radio would be an excellent platform for experimentation in this area...
02-28-2003, 03:44 PM
Um, giving the whole spectrum into this idea would probably be a bad thing. giving small chunks of the spectrum that have similar propagation (ie - no skip!http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif might work. Besides, his article sounds like it was written by a supporter of "Free Radio".
03-01-2003, 07:01 AM
Yep, he's attempting to explain the idea of spread spectrum. In some utopian future it might work, but meanwhile back in 2003 we have real problems to solve. These problems require good old frequency coordination to work correctly.
03-17-2003, 12:58 AM
That guy is off his rocker. http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif