Interesting NY Times story...

From: Patrick Finnegan <>
Date: Mon Feb 16 00:53:50 2004

On Sunday 15 February 2004 23:53, William Donzelli wrote:
> > Setting up a celular base station while not trivial is not
> > impossible. The hardest part is the RF Tx and Rx sections, of which
> > you need at least two if you want to place calls and three if you
> > want to place a call to another phone on the same base. 50 to 75
> > years from now the cell phone collectors should be able to make
> > their own base stations and route calls to other like minded people
> > via their ever-on broadband network connections.
> I doubt it will happen. Telephone collectors are an odd bunch - most,
> nearly all, completely ignore any phone equipment beyond, well, the
> telephone. There are extremely few that care about CO equipment.

I'd LOVE to get my hands on some CO equipment, but I'm afraid I've got
neither the time/$$$ nor space right now to keep it (nor would I
probably be able to find a manual or something if it was anything newer
than relay-driven).

Purdue University ITAP/RCS
Information Technology at Purdue
Research Computing and Storage
Received on Mon Feb 16 2004 - 00:53:50 GMT

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