[MLB-WIRELESS] World Wifi record
vk3pb at optusnet.com.au
Wed Dec 28 14:08:33 EST 2011
I agree with starting out with the Australian record. I'd like to cover that
attempt for Amateurlogic if I may.
The good thing about Elizabeth is that its a set and forget situation. We
can leave the link setup for 365 days a year until the conditions are right,
then just transfer some data eg a video or document and claim the record.
The 2.4 ghz beacon gives us an easy way to instantly see whether conditions
are ok or not.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Sibbing" <nick at artful.com.au>
To: "MW Wireless" <melbwireless at wireless.org.au>
Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: [MLB-WIRELESS] World Wifi record
> FWIW Nhill is 374km from Melb en rout to Adelaide. So would be about the
> required 400km from Mt Dandenong. I did a quick google and couldn't find
> any local lookouts or hills in Nhill though.
> Wouldn't you need a dedicated antenna from GHO? I'mm assuming you'd need
> somewhere elevated at the other end to have a chance? So unless you find a
> suitable mountain on the existing heading and at the right distance you'd
> need a dedicated wireless/antenna at Mt Dandenong.
> Also Davids idea of starting with the Aust record seems prudent 1st step.
> Kind Regards
> Nick Sibbing
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> On 28/12/2011, at 1:18 PM, David Nuttall wrote:
>> Hi Peter,
>> How about we start out with the Australian WiFi record? I believe the
>> W.A. guys established a fairly long link out to Rottnest Island some time
>> back. However, I know of no longer link than Peter Buncle's hop from
>> Kallista to the original Highton location at around 100 Km's.
>> A Picnic/BBQ trip to Mt Buninyong would give us a path of 127 Km back to
>> node GHO at Mt Dandenong.
>> I donated a 2.4 m domestic sat dish and Rob B built up a 2.4 GHz feed and
>> tripod for the dish. They are still sitting in my shed ready for such a
>> On 27/12/2011 10:30 PM, Peter Berrett wrote:
>>> Hi all
>>> Would anyone out there be interested in attempting the world unamplified
>>> 2.4 ghz wifi record?
>>> The record I think is held by some Venezuelans (some Italians hold the
>>> 5.7 Ghz record).
>>> The strategy would be as follows
>>> 1. Use an established MW node such as GHO North as one end of the link.
>>> 2. Go about 400 km+ in the direction the node antenna is pointing and
>>> erect a node and directional antenna, perhaps solar powered, with a
>>> small computer and high gain antenna pointing at the MW node. Perhaps
>>> our friends at the Adelaide wireless group could set up a node in their
>>> group pointing at us?
>>> 3. Monitor 2.4 ghz beacons and when there is some tropospheric ducting
>>> try the link. Or better still just automate things so that when the
>>> station is heard it automatically tries to transfer a video from one end
>>> of the link to the other.
>>> Successful transfer of video = world record
>>> Peter VK3PB
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