In our area "So IL/metro St.Louis" there are some large guys who are in no way shape or form legal, over power limits and the whole 9 yards. I can see other WISP Omni POP's with signal levels in the -70's from over 20 miles away using a 9dBi on my end, figure up what the EIRP on that is. The one in this case is a well know respected WISP that visits the popular lists, I always hope that he doesn't know that is going on and one of his "guys" is responsible but I have never taken the time to call them up and talk to them about it either.
I don't know of any WISP's in this area "about 10 that I know of" including myself who are 100% legal when it comes to using only certified equipment. Most I think stay within power limits and "equivalent" antennas The other issue I see in our area is all the new start up WISP's who know nothing about the industry, the rules, networking, and don't know squat about RF. These guys are going to be our Achilles heal IMHO. There are too many vendors selling stuff and they are not concerned in the least bit whether the guys they are selling to know anything about Part15 rules. When I started four years ago it seemed like there were not near as many uncertified options as there are today so I came into the industry using certified equipment and knew what the rules were. It's too easy to buy 802.xx equipment throw it up on a pole and sell internet to a few users, more than likely they are not going to be successful but it still hurts everyone of us. I admit I am a glass half empty kind of guy, but I don't think there we are going to have any usable spectrum within the next one to two years because of stuff like this. Chadd > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On > Behalf Of Tom DeReggi > Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 5:16 PM > To: WISPA General List > Subject: Re: [WISPA] TV white spaces > > I agree that MOST wisps are likely compliant. > Unfortuneately, it won't stay that way, if we let the industry slowly > deteriorate and slide. > I think compliance is a message that continually needs to be revisited, > sorta like speed bumps. Its easy to not realize you are speeding, yet we > all > know where the speedometer is located. > > Tom DeReggi > RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc > IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband > > -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/