* Mike Hammett wrote, On 6/4/2008 6:12 PM:
> It doesn't have to have a contention based protocol for use in the 
> lower half of the spectrum.  What do you think WiMax is?
A contention based protocol MUST be used in the lower 25 which is the 
only spectrum currently avail for use.
WiMax is a layer up from the physical layer.

ldz
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> Mike Hammett
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Leon D. Zetekoff, NCE" 
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> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 10:35 AM
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Rapid Link Launches WiMax Service in Atlanta
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>> George...you can not plug-n-play components as I said earlier. It has to
>> be certified as a system that makes use of a contention based protocol.
>>
>> Leon
>>
>> * George Rogato wrote, On 6/4/2008 11:22 AM:
>>> Thanks for explaining that Travis.
>>> I asked Jack Unger to look into this recently.
>>> There was a post somewhere else recently about 3650 use and I forwarded
>>> it to Jack to find out from the FCC if in fact it is the way the 
>>> post read.
>>>
>>> I'd like to hear Jack's opinion based on what he has found out from 
>>> the FCC.
>>>
>>> As far as using those cards, if they work in mt and star, then for most
>>> of us it's just add another card to the multi port board and go. It
>>> sounds a lot cheaper than I had expected.
>>>
>>> George
>>>
>>> Travis Johnson wrote:
>>>
>>>> John,
>>>>
>>>> Here is what I have heard or read so far:
>>>>
>>>> (1) I "heard" that 3650 users that are conflicting will have to 
>>>> "work it
>>>> out" and that "more than likely" the FCC would not get involved in a
>>>> frequency conflict.
>>>>
>>>> (2) Getting a license for 3650 takes about 2 hours, start to finish
>>>> (from what I have heard from people that have done it). Meaning any
>>>> person with Internet access can have a valid, FCC license in 2 hours.
>>>>
>>>> (3) The FCC has already approved someone using just the Ubiquiti XR3
>>>> card as the registered "base station". Putting that card in a MT 
>>>> system
>>>> does not broadcast any call signs or info in the packet frame, yet you
>>>> are "licensed" and "FCC legal" as per the registration.
>>>>
>>>> (4) If it truly is a "first registered, everyone else work around me"
>>>> then I will be registering every single tower within a 1,000 mile 
>>>> radius
>>>> from my NOC. :)
>>>>
>>>> I'm not trying bash you or anything you said... I'm just thinking the
>>>> 3650 band is going to get just as messy as the 5ghz band within a few
>>>> years... and I think the FCC has given "false hope" that it is 
>>>> somewhat
>>>> protected... yet I don't see how.
>>>>
>>>> Travis
>>>> Microserv
>>>>
>>>> John Scrivner wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Here is how it is different than 5 GHz. In 5 GHz the rules are 
>>>>> that you have
>>>>> to accept interference. Also any equipment on earth can use the 
>>>>> band from
>>>>> mobile phones to cameras and of course broadband devices of many 
>>>>> types.
>>>>> There is little involved in dropping your link. Also there is 
>>>>> little chance
>>>>> of you knowing what the interfering source is without some leg 
>>>>> work. In 3650
>>>>> only people who get a license can launch. Base stations must be 
>>>>> certified
>>>>> systems with the FCC and must be registered with the FCC. The 
>>>>> rules state
>>>>> that it is a requirement that anyone using the band must work to 
>>>>> eliminate
>>>>> interference with other users. That means if you are there first 
>>>>> and someone
>>>>> interferes with you then they broke the law and it is their duty 
>>>>> to fix it.
>>>>> Also, since everyone must register base stations, you will know 
>>>>> who is
>>>>> interfering. In the case of WiMAX base stations, the call letters 
>>>>> of the
>>>>> license holder are actually transmitted in the data frames which 
>>>>> show up as
>>>>> the intefering carrier within the monitoring tools in the base 
>>>>> stations
>>>>> themselves. I think there is a great opportunity in this band and 
>>>>> I am proud
>>>>> to say I just got my license in 3650 last week. I am looking to 
>>>>> build my
>>>>> first WiMAX base station very soon.
>>>>> Scriv
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 5:52 PM, Travis Johnson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> So, how exactly does 3.65ghz licensing work? If Rapid Link has 
>>>>>> licensed
>>>>>> a base station at tower X, and I want to license 3.65ghz at tower 
>>>>>> X as
>>>>>> well, what happens? Also, what if I want to license at Tower Y 
>>>>>> that is
>>>>>> 100 feet away? Is this band really any different than 5ghz, 
>>>>>> except you
>>>>>> have to tell the FCC where your base stations are located?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Travis
>>>>>> Microserv
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Mike Prachar wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -  Atlanta business can now enjoy the only wide-area alternative 
>>>>>>> to AT&T
>>>>>>> -
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> OMAHA, NE - June 3, 2008 - Rapid Link, Incorporated (OTCBB: 
>>>>>>> RPID), a
>>>>>>> leading provider of WiMax and Communication Services, announced 
>>>>>>> today
>>>>>>> the official launch of its much anticipated WiMax service 
>>>>>>> offering in
>>>>>>> the Atlanta Metropolitan area.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Following the soft launch of this service in February 2008, 
>>>>>>> Rapid Link
>>>>>>> has several active customers enjoying the benefits of this 
>>>>>>> cutting edge
>>>>>>> technology.  Due to the overwhelming success of the early release
>>>>>>> through our Channel Partners, Rapid Link is now offering voice and
>>>>>>> internet service via WiMax to the commercial public.
>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>> enjoy guaranteed high speed connectivity, voice and internet 
>>>>>>> bundled
>>>>>>> service, at the best cost/efficiency ratio in the industry.
>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>> clearly ahead of the competition and the technology power curve 
>>>>>>> with
>>>>>>> this offering.  Customers are increasingly discovering the 
>>>>>>> limitations
>>>>>>> of antiquated technologies.  Following the recent release of WiMax
>>>>>>> technologies and equipment in the United States, Rapid link is 
>>>>>>> proud to
>>>>>>> be a licensed WiMax carrier offering this breakthrough service 
>>>>>>> to our
>>>>>>> foundation of customers in the greater Atlanta area."
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>> As a
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>>>>>>>
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