Please see my answers to your questions inline at the bottom of this email.
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Behalf Of Jack Unger
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2006 6:09 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] recommendation forClient POE integrated radiofor
Matt Liotta wrote:
Jack Unger wrote:
OK, I'll forgive the analogy but, in a real emergency, you have to do
what needs to be done.
Actually, in an emergency a public safety organization should make use
of their emergency communication plan, which really shouldn't rely on
unlicensed spectrum, a consumer access point, and a best effort
Probably 90% of public safety organizations' Emergency Communications
Plans have made use of ham radio operators for years and continue to
make use of hams today. A police officer isn't a communications expert
which is why many police departments and County Offices of Emergency
Services fund and support communications teams and vans manned by
trained hams, who are communications experts. The use of unlicensed
spectrum is becoming more and more the norm. To consider the use of a
consumer access point not as the primary means of communication but as
one of the many backup communications options is simply being realistic
*****Jack - someone mentioned in an earlier post something regarding the
difference between a consultant that tells you the rules or knows the
rules and one that don't. Are you a consultant ? and if so - are you
saying that using illegal means to gain internet access is OK ?
1. Yes, I am a WISP consultant, a wireless network designer, a WISP
trainer, an in-the-field WISP troubleshooter, a WISP business advisor, a
WISP author, a WISP auditor, and a former WISP owner. I've served over
1500 wireless companies and organizations and trained over 2000 WISP
personnel since I started my business in 1993. I continue to travel
across the U.S. and Canada serving WISPs, colleges, cities, and my
newest client which is the County Art Museum located in the second
largest city in the U.S. Because of the "magic" of wireless, the variety
of different challenges that I encounter and the good will and sincerity
of the clients that I work for, I still love this work as I start my
14th year serving the broadband wireless community.
2. No, I am not saying that using illegal means to gain Internet access
is OK. You are putting words into my mouth and I'm not going to let you
get away with that. I said that in an emergency, accessing an available
open access point to provide communications for emergency personnel is
OK. If you doubt that, I invite you to run it by the FCC for their opinion.
Have a Happy New Year,
Jack Unger ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) - President, Ask-Wi.Com, Inc.
Serving the License-Free Wireless Industry Since 1993
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