John, I'm not sure if this guys comments were meant to be that of a threatening nature. If someone is using the moon as a passive reflector, they may very well be aiming at the horizon with a set of antennas using steerable tracking gear for their antennas. The idea would be that you start using the moon like you would a tracking system for a moving satellite. At moon rise and set you would be aimed at or near the horizon with a lot of power. I'm just pointing out the technical aspect of this, I'm not on the tower talk list and did not see the whole thread to get the tone of the conversation. This type of system is typical for hams who operate either satellite comms or moon bounce. They do this to allow maximum time for communications. While it would be possible to intentionally use this to harm WISP's it is also possible that it could happen by chance.
Thank You, Brian Webster www.wirelessmapping.com <http://www.wirelessmapping.com> -----Original Message----- From: John Scrivner [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2006 1:11 PM To: Dan Hammill Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [WISPA] Re: [TowerTalk] [WISPA FCC] OT??? High power 2.4 GHz ruleschange Dan Hammill wrote: >John, > >Thank you for your sentiments towards hams. > > I meant what I said though I may have had it wrong after some of the replies I am seeing from this group. Dan KB5MY said: >if I run legal limit into my 24-foot >dish, aim at the moon on the horizon, and some unlicensed ISP happens to lie >in-between, I guarantee that the ISP will lose, regardless of how much power >he/she may be running. > > I have been using the list servers here as an opportunity to share my thoughts on perspectives and see how best to proceed for everyone's best interest. Marlon has done the same. Quite frankly I am surprised that the bully tactics you describe would be even put into print. I have always thought Hams were basically all above such thinking. I have no intentions of turning this into a holy war. I know my place. Thank you for pointing it out though with the end of your gun. Good bye, John Scrivner -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/