remote via rf link instead of internet

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Anyone remote via rf link instead of internet.  I need to remote about 2 miles too far for wifi.  Or how about a cellphone with unlimited voice and data? No internet available.

roger
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roger na4rr

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David Ahrendts

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Mesh, if you have line-of-sight.
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when you say "RF LINK" do you mean like WiFi or something like that?

I use the little Ubuiquiti Radios to create a WiFi link and some of my links go as far as 23 miles and work GREAT and the Price right.
For 2 miles you can use something like the 5Gig Ubuiquiti airGRID M5HP for at least but probably more then 20MHz Ethernet throughput if you have line of site between the two locations,.
They are VERY reliable and robust and will create a great link between the two locations to run the radio remote. 

This is much much better then the Cell phone network and a lot cheaper in the long run as NO monthly charges like the cell phone network and you will actually be on the same network at both locations so ALL your remote control devices will work just like there sitting in your shack.

NO VPN. NO extra monthly Charges and don't have to use SmartLink for the radio.

your mileage may vary of course.

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Bret
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Ted VE3TRQ

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And if there is local WiFi interference, you can flash many Ubiquiti APs with AREDN software and run them on Part 97 frequencies.
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Steven Linley

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Brett the sounds interesting for our club repeater. I want to get Echo link established. A minimum 1/4 mile link to the repeater is the gap I need to close. Many trees blocking line of site. Can you send me a link to these devices maybe a link to where I can learn more about them?
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Streakwave sell's a bunch of differant brands even the one mentioned here 
https://www.streakwave.com/items.asp?Cc=PTMP&iTpStatus=0&Tp=&Bc=
This link should get you started.

If you need more help or info please contact me off the FLEX group so we don't tie it up as this doesn't really pertain to FLEX Directly and I'll be glad to help.

Here is my Email 
bret.wx7y@gmail.com
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Bret
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I don't think a cellphone would work because you won't be able to forward ports (manually or with UPnP), but a mobile Hotspot can work if you can setup port forwarding. I've done this with a Franklin R850 on the Sprint network and it works.
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In more detail here"s the problem.  I have very high local noise level (6Meter).  My no antenna connection noise floor is -135db.  With antenna connected can be -125db.  AT 18:50 everyday something turns on and and noise floor goes to -96db.  We had rain yesterday and things quieted down great. I had a great run going. Then the what ever kicked in and I literally could hear nothing.  I ran aducity and recorded.  I played it back today. the noise runs for exactly 2hrs and 50 min.  What I need is just a remote receive site.  Bret I'm going to check out that equipment. I have a good location where I can put a receiver.  It has no noise electricity but no .phone lines or cable. Thanks again.
Roger
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Roger, I'm using a pair of Ubiquiti LiteBeam 5AC Gen 2 links with great success and would highly recommend them if you have line of sight. At under US$100 dollars each they are excellent value and the performance is outstanding.

Winston VK7WH
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Alan KB5CUS

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You may also want to look at the LigoWave  brand of links....  Very reasonable prices ....

https://www.ligowave.com/products/dlb-series