this is nothing short of remarkable...
Robert E. Seastrom
rs at seastrom.com
Sun Feb 1 08:25:59 CST 2009
Joseph Bento <joseph at kirtland.com> writes:
> I can't believe this product, though. One watt of power for $39?
> Sounds too good to be true.
Hooking the radio directly to the feed point of the antenna and
running power/data up there to it is not exactly a new trick, but I'm
sure the $39 model does not do a full watt - the page says "four
different models featuring up to 1000mW TX power and starting at $39
USD MSRP". Even so, a weatherized ODU that is ethernet-fed and puts
out, say, 30mW (which is fairly standard for 802.11b wireless chip
sets) for $39 is a pretty amazing price point.
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