John Kreno on 8 Feb 2011 12:00:02 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Newsweek: "Dictator-proofing the Internet"

I doubt it's much if you are referring to an Amateur Radio  based
solution. Unless there's something that's come about that I'm unaware
of. 128Kbps on the D-Star ICOM gear, and that's not very long range.
Then there's also traditional packet, anywhere from 300 Baud to 56k
Baud depending on band.

- John

On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 2:42 PM, Art Clemons <> wrote:
> On 02/08/2011 02:15 PM, JP Vossen wrote:
>> Topical wrt the "mesh" discussion.
> It's a nice idea and it might even function for a limited number of
> users, but the throughput has to be horrible.  The other problem though
> is that first a connection has to be made to the internet for it to
> offer access to the outside.
> That being said, there is another usage for such a setup and that's
> offering the ability to communicate with others nearby, which might be
> even more important than internet connectivity.
> Finally as a sort of question for Doug Crompton, how much throughput
> could Amateur TCP/IP deal with now in an emergency?  I suspect Doug can
> figure out why I ask this question.
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