Surfin': Exploring 900 MHz
Steve Lampereur, KB9MWR, is an explorer of 900 MHz, also known as the 33 cm band. He has compiled and continues to compile notes regarding his explorations, which you can view on his 900 MHz Radio Modifications Web page.
"Radio Modifications" understates the topics Steve covers on his Web page. In addition to the many radio modifications, he briefly describes the history of the band, its band plan, characteristics and sources of interference. If you know nothing about the band, you will receive an education in a nutshell by reading the introductory information found on Steve's Web page.
The Web page also has information related to antennas, amplifiers, and accessory equipment that hams can use on 900 MHz. If you are interested in data applications on the band, you will find pertinent links on this topic, too. In addition to all the links, the Web page also lists online discussion lists where you can seek out further information.
I highly recommend KB9MWR's Web page to anyone wanting to get up to speed on the 33 cm/900 MHz Amateur Radio band.
Until next time, keep on surfin'!
Editor's note: Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU, prefers using a 900 MHz hammed radio over a cordless phone any day. To communicate with Stan, send him e-mail or add comments to his blog. By the way, every installment of Surfin' is indexed here, so go look it up.
Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU