this is nothing short of remarkable...

Robert E. Seastrom rs at
Sun Feb 1 08:33:08 CST 2009

"Robert E. Seastrom" <rs at> writes:

> Joseph Bento <joseph at> 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.

Following up to my own message because I didn't exhaustively inspect
the page beforehand...  the data sheets for 3 of the 4 models are on
the left.  The cheapie is likely the one that is 20 dBm on 2.4 GHz.


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