At 08:09 AM 1/9/2013, Carl Turney wrote:
p.s. Anyone got any old =acoustic= modems out there?
I haven't seen one of those for nearly 20 years!
p.p.s. Anyone ever set up RADIO modems, and used them
on a ham or CB rig?
Yeah, heaps of times, and heaps of modes - packet radio, slow data
modes, email over radio (WINMOR), and even digital voice. :) Oh, and
Linux has soundcard based modems for packet radio, though the kernel
modules are not always compiled in off the shelf distros. An aside,
using such a setup on CB is illegal under the current class
licence. Ham radio as long as you have a Standard or Advanced
licence, have fun! :) Not a lot of packet radio in use these days,
except for APRS. The other data modes can be interesting and useful.
p.p.p.s. Anyone ever set up a Wok-Fi? (Using a
parallel dish (e.g. a
wok) to extend the range of an external WiFi adapter.)
Think you mean parabolic dish - I've done it with commercially
available antennas and ex Galaxy TV gridpacks.
73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL