Ve6fi Amateur Radio
We did not have high speed internet at Ve6fi since we are beyond reach of the high speed from the telephone company. So what should we do to get wifi at the contest site?
We designed a one hop microwave system that goes to Evan's home which is 10 kms away. The last hop goes from Evan's house. We did the path profiles, figured out the free space losses, calculated the required antenna gains and necessary power output required. The design called for 0.5 watt radio operating on the 2.4 GHz band using spread spectrum modulating technique. We plan to use modern Genesis radios.
At the Ve6fi site we will run a piece of CAT5 cable from the top of the tower down into the shack. In the shack we have a hub and distribute the signal in that manner.