Linking short distances

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Linking short distances

Post by Bton-FM » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:34 pm

Hello ‘necks,
I need to link over a distance shorter than a mile to a tower block ,what would be the best option?my fear is that a microwave link would be easy to trace over that short of a distance but I don’t really know since I’m new to this.would it be worth using a midpoint as well?

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Re: Linking short distances

Post by Albert H » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:36 pm

Can you get internet coverage at the output site? If you can, a Raspberry Pi, a D to A card and you can link using a VPN. You could be feeding the transmitter from anywhere!
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Re: Linking short distances

Post by Bton-FM » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:40 pm

I can definitely get internet coverage but how expensive is the 4g data?

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Re: Linking short distances

Post by thewisepranker » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:50 pm

Depends how long you want to enrol on the contract but you can get "unlimited" data from £10 a month from Three.
You're going to need an allowance of at least 45 GB/month for a 128k stream. You wouldn't think it'd be that much!

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Re: Linking short distances

Post by Bton-FM » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:39 am

£10 a month sounds good.Is there a way of sending WiFi to the tx site with An antenna to get around using mobile data?

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Re: Linking short distances

Post by nrgkits.nz » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:30 pm

Bton-FM wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:39 am
£10 a month sounds good.Is there a way of sending WiFi to the tx site with An antenna to get around using mobile data?
A pair of ubiquiti nano beams will do

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Re: Linking short distances

Post by Bton-FM » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:48 pm

Ok I’ll look into the power beams ,thanks guys

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