Excellent Advice, John. 

>-----Original Message-----
>From: John Scrivner [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 01:00 AM
>To: 'WISPA General List'
>Subject: Re: [WISPA] Legal Radio and Antenna Combos - Are there anyin existance?
>
>I can tell you from past experience it is a good idea to find a good
>brand and use it. One of the things I learned at the WCA show a couple
>of weeks ago was that if you want to have a business worth selling later
>you had better consider using one high-quality well-known platform
>instead of a hodge-podge of radio solutions. Alvarion is definitely one
>of those "good" brands. There are others but I am betting that many out
>there would choose to go with Alvarion from the start if they had it all
>to do over again. With that said I will not discount the value I have
>seen in others out there like Trango, Tranzeo, Waverider, Mikrotik,
>Star-OS, etc. The trouble is though that it is rare to find one brand
>with one management interface (All FCC System Certified as well) for all
>the different platforms you will need as a WISP. With Alvarion (and few
>if any others) you can literally build your entire network on one
>trusted platform. I went to an Alvarion sponsored conference on WiMAX
>triple play offerings in Washington D.C last week. that was very
>informative but was NOT the reason I said what I did about Alvarion.
>There was a company who specialized in WISP acquisitions at the WCA show
>that described the most important factors in determining the value of a
>company. One of the negatives about WISP operations was generally the
>frequent use of a "hodge-podge" of different incompatible platforms of
>radios. They stated this was a very big problem for WISP valuations.
>They said that using one good brand of radios was a good way to make
>your system worth its highest value. Just some food for thought here
>guys. Especially anyone who might have funding but is new to running a
>WISP. Rolling your own solution is not always the best way to go and can
>actually hurt your efforts in many cases. Find a good brand and stick to
>it.
>Scriv
>
>
>Kurt Fankhauser wrote:
>
>>The more you think about it the more you are going to find reasons not
>>to do it, what you have to do is just jump in and do it. Once you do you
>>will know what you want to do. Its like sky diving, you have to just
>>jump into it, if you stand up there and question it you will just freeze
>>up and not go anywhere.
>>
>>Kurt Fankhauser
>>WAVELINC
>>114 S. Walnut St.
>>Bucyrus, OH 44820
>>419-562-6405
>>www.wavelinc.com
>>
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
>>Behalf Of Jason Wallace
>>Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 8:45 AM
>>To: WISPA General List
>>Subject: Re: [WISPA] Legal Radio and Antenna Combos - Are there anyin
>>existance?
>>
>>Marlon,
>>
>> What would you suggest? I am afraid of proprietary stuff because I
>>don't know enough industry history to understand the players.
>>
>>Jason
>>
>>Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Hiya Jason,
>>>
>>>Why not just buy ISP grade product? Then you don't have to worry
>>>about all of this.
>>>
>>>AND at 2.4 the CLIENT side isn't limited to 36 dB. It starts there
>>>with a 30 dB radio with a 6 dB antenna. For every one db of radio tx
>>>dB you drop you can go up 3 dB of antenna gain.
>>>
>>>Marlon
>>>(509) 982-2181 Equipment sales
>>>(408) 907-6910 (Vonage) Consulting services
>>>42846865 (icq) And I run my own
>>>
>>>
>>wisp!
>>
>>
>>>64.146.146.12 (net meeting)
>>>www.odessaoffice.com/wireless
>>>www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Jason"
>>>
>>>
>><[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>>
>>
>>>To: <wireless@wispa.org>
>>>Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 12:26 PM
>>>Subject: [WISPA] Legal Radio and Antenna Combos - Are there any in
>>>existance?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>Everyone,
>>>>
>>>> I am at my wits end. I have searched high and low for a mini-pci
>>>>radio & sector antenna combo for an 802.11b AP that are legal under
>>>>the current FCC rules, which by my interpretation are:
>>>>
>>>>1. Total output is 36 dbm or less.
>>>>
>>>>2. Antenna characteristics must be the same as an antenna that has
>>>>been approved for use with that radio, where TYPE refers to antennas
>>>>with SIMILAR in and out of band radiation patterns.
>>>>
>>>>3. Antenna gain must be equal to or less than the maximum the radio
>>>>has been approved to work with.
>>>>
>>>>I can NOT find a radio that is approved for any antenna with real
>>>>gain. I don't want to mind just the SPIRIT of the law, but the law
>>>>itself.
>>>>What combos are you other guys who like building your own system. I
>>>>want to put together a Mikrotik with 3 radios and sectors for an AP.
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>>The sectors I am looking at are:
>>>>
>>>>Antenna Gain Width Pol
>>>>WRW2400-VF/A/H 13dbi 120 H
>>>>http://www.winncom.com/moreinfo/item/WRW2400-VF/A/H/index.html
>>>>
>>>>DT-AN-24-120H-135 13.5 120 H
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>https://www.demarctech.com/products/reliawave-antennas/2_4Ghz/DT-AN-24-1
>>20H-135.html
>>
>>
>>>>DT-AN-24-60120V-1521 15 120 V
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>https://www.demarctech.com/products/reliawave-antennas/2_4Ghz/DT-AN-24-A
>>S-60120V-2115.html
>>
>>
>>>>HyperGainR HG2417P-120 17dbi 120 V
>>>>http://www.hyperlinktech.com/index.php
>>>>
>>>>Teletronics 19 120 H
>>>>http://www.teletronics.com/antenna2-419dBSector.html
>>>>
>>>>Teletronics 22 140 H
>>>>http://www.teletronics.com/antenna2-422dBidirectional.html
>>>>
>>>>I am sorry if this table doesn't wrap well on some email clients.
>>>>I am still looking for a 18 dbi HZ pol antenna with FCC certs because
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>>I think it can be used with a DT-RWZ-200mW-WC, although it is pcmcia
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>>and I'll have to figure out how to use it with a 500 series RB (Note,
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>>there are foreign antennas that have 18 dbi, but don't come with FCC
>>>>certs; see my last post). As far as I can tell, the CM9's can't be
>>>>used anywhere.
>>>>Ideally, I would like to use the 22 dbi Teletronics in my application
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>>with a 14dbm radio for the greatest receive gain. Or at least a HZ
>>>>polarized antenna with decent gain.
>>>>
>>>>Anyway, can someone please help. I appreciate those of you who have
>>>>helped me to even reach this point.
>>>>
>>>>Jason Wallace
>>>>WISP startup
>>>>
>>>>
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