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Offline K5KNT

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Link 16
« on: February 19, 2014, 1357 UTC »
Yesterday on c-span.org I was listening to a discussion on "Spectrum Allocation & National Security". Early on the speaker, General Robert E. Wheeler mentioned "Link-16" (at 4:14 in the video. Has anyone captured a Link-16 transmission? I've done a search and couldn't find anything.  Is it similar to Link-11?

If anyone is is interested, here is the link to the video. http://www.c-span.org/video/?317829-1/impact-spectrum-allocation-national-security. It runs 1 hour 38 minutes.
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Re: Link 16
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 1555 UTC »
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Re: Link 16
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 1640 UTC »
Thanks for the links glimmer twin.

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Re: Link 16
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2014, 1927 UTC »
Is it similar to Link-11?
 

No, it is not similar to Link-11.  While its function is somewhat similar to Link-11 (in that they are both networks that provide situational awareness beyond the capability of your own platform) the modulation techniques and data structure of Link-16 are completely unrelated to Link-11, Link 16 transmissions are much more robust, wider banded, and frequency diverse.  And as said before, Link 16 transmissions are generally at UHF (including L Band), however the data structure does support hardline connections and other modes of operation.

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