this is nothing short of remarkable...

Tom Azlin, N4ZPT n4zpt at
Sun Feb 1 09:42:26 CST 2009

Hi Rob,

Looks like $99 for the 1 watt 5GHz one. Some of the hams in central PA
are planning to use the 5 GHz ones for ip backbones for their emergency
networks. Was told they believe that they can set the frequency for our
5.6 to 5.9 GHz ham band. They are already doing path modeling to various
node locations.

73, Tom n4zpt

Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
> "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.
> -r

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