[MLB-WIRELESS] IEEE Victorian TALK: Gigabit Wireless Systems

Mark Aitken nodegxt at yahoo.com.au
Sat May 19 13:22:56 EST 2007

Tony Langdon, VK3JED wrote:
> At 11:20 AM 5/19/2007, Bill Farrow - Mailing Lists wrote:
>> Hey Guys,
>> I got this email at work and thought that some wireless nuts might be
>> interested in attending, it's free !!
> Interesting, could be excellent for indoor and very short range 
> networks.  Also means we can free up some 2.4 and 5 GHz spectrum on 
> our internal networks.
> A word of warning, the maximum practical range on 60 GHz is a little 
> over 1km, no matter the antenna configuration.  This is due to the 
> fact that this band is strongly absorbed by atmospheric oxygen.  The 
> good side of this is the bad guys have to be closer to sniff your network. :)
Come on Tony,  dont let a little oxygen absorbtion get in the way of 
experimenting with a pair of surplus 30ft dishes  :-)

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