[AMRadio] Unified Amatuer Radio License

Geoff w5omr at satx.rr.com
Sat Sep 3 19:52:23 EDT 2005

bcarling at cfl.rr.com wrote:

>>>Come on, you guys!
>>>I'm studying for my extra-class test on September 22, and I think all 
>>>of the questions mentioned in the original post are included in that 
>>>I still can't remember which color diodes one may buy at Radio Shack.  
>>>Oh well, I've still got a couple of weeks. 
>>You'll do fine, Barrie
>>Note, there are no 'zero beat' questions...  best of luck!
>True Geoff, but will he be prepared for that tricky question about 
>the bandwidth of a cell phone signal?
>: - )


"Bandwidth".  that seems to be a 'buzz-word' of late.   All the way from 
the width of a conventional AM signal, to how fast your internet is, 
it's all 'bandwidth'.

Would it be too much to ask if the 'bandwidth' that the Electrical 
supply companies want to utilize, could be shifted UP in frequency?  ie: 
bpl signals that -start- at 150MHz, instead of throughout the HF 
spectrum, so that emergency communications won't be affected, like in 
the wake of Hurricane Katrina?

I'll captitulate to there not being any signal to worry about, when the 
power is out, but that only affects those operating at 'ground zero'.  
What about those that are trying to RECIEVE those messages? 

Nice and quiet at the disaster area - no noises because there's nothing 
running.  The recieve site?  S-9 to 20db/S-9 solid NOISE, and they're 
trying to copy a compromised/portable signal. 

Something stinks and it's more than the standing water in New Orleans.

73 = Best Regards,
(PS: Bri - those FT-243 xtals I got from you are working FLAWLESSLY!  Tnx!)

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