Someone recently offered to give our club a 900 MHz repeater. 900 MHz?? Who uses that band Well, apparently, there is a lot of activity up there, and maybe the least of it amateur activity.
I got to thinking about how we might use it. The first thing to cross my mind was digital TV. Other kinds of digital apps, such as some kind of instant messaging, might also be interesting.
Here are some resources:
- Exploring 900 MHz by KB9MWR. Some good basic information on the band and equipment you can use there.
- AR902MHz Yahoo Groups Mailing List. This list has more than 1,400 subscribers and is relatively active.
- San Diego 900 MHz ARC. General info on 900 MHz as well as specific info on what’s going on around San Diego.
- GEMoto.Com. This is a networking group made up of mostly New England hams interested in converting and using GE and Motorola commercial radios. According to Ben, N1WBV, there’s a fair amount of 900 MHz activity around Boston because their use of 440 MHz is fairly restricted.