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Author Topic: Proposed Shortwave Station in Illinois Prompts an Objection  (Read 1344 times)

Offline NJQA

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Re: Proposed Shortwave Station in Illinois Prompts an Objection
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2020, 1830 UTC »
This discussion on latency is interesting.  It claims that Starlink could beat the latency of terrestrial fiber.  I wonder how these numbers compare to the use of HF?  If Starlink does implement the laser satellite linking, could this kill the use of HF for HFT?

https://youtu.be/m05abdGSOxY

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Re: Proposed Shortwave Station in Illinois Prompts an Objection
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2020, 2014 UTC »
Yes, and no... HF still has the feature of being anonymous. You don't know who is listening, unless they tell you. However, it could put a bigger clinch on terrestrial broadcasting, unless you use this system as a network linking. Lots of possibilities here, but which way they will actually go is anyone's guess. 
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Re: Proposed Shortwave Station in Illinois Prompts an Objection
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2020, 1144 UTC »
I see it as a non-starter, aside from the mercantile data transmissions.

Who are they going to broadcast to that isn't already served by present day broadcasters? It doesn't make sense. 20 years ago, it would still have made sense. Not in 2021. I mean, how many DRM receivers are there worldwide, really?
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Re: Proposed Shortwave Station in Illinois Prompts an Objection
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2021, 2206 UTC »
Where would be the other end of the data link ? Wall Street ? or in Europe? or elsewhere ?
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Re: Proposed Shortwave Station in Illinois Prompts an Objection
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2021, 0458 UTC »
Where would be the other end of the data link ? Wall Street ? or in Europe? or elsewhere ?

The PDF of the application (linked on the Radio World page) says the station is to 'specifically serve the areas of Europe that may be authorized by the Commission". The PDF also has info on the type of log-periodic that the station plans to use. It looks like it's beam / azimuth is 47 degrees from true north -- aiming the signal NE towards EU.
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