[Freedombox-discuss] "Innovation Under Austerity"

Isaac Wilder isaac_lists at freenetworkmovement.org
Sun May 27 21:31:22 UTC 2012

I asked Dewayne to elaborate, here was his response:
" I thought that I'd address this part of your email separately. What I
referred to in my remarks is a device called a transverter aka linear
translator: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transverter>. Hams have been
using these devices for years now. Ubiquiti calls it their 'Frequency
Freedom Technology' and has patented it as applied to a Wi-Fi chipset.
They have used it to put a Wi-Fi chipset in the 900 MHz and 3650 MHz
bands. This way, they didn't have to build a new, proprietary radio to
operate in those bands. I'm including a couple of their PR docs on this
from 2006.


On 05/27/2012 05:27 PM, Seth Johnson wrote:
> That's Dewayne Hendricks, an old warrior for the Net.  Just send him a
> note, maybe mentioning Seth Johnson may help a little.  He and I
> forward information freedom stuff a lot.  "Dewayne Hendricks"
> <dewayne at warpspeed.com>
> The particular technical details you want you'd have to ask him, about
> that moving things around on the spectrum stuff.  I know he's talking
> about amateur radio, which gives people a global license to do lots of
> stuff freely on shortwave frequencies (I think).  There's a very old
> school org call ARRL that sometimes gets stirred up to defend the
> freedom of the airwaves under the Communications Act.  I *think* he
> was adding to the topic of software-defined radio, just the point that
> with the amateur license you can just go ahead and do a lot of stuff.
> Brett Wynkoop is also an old hand in ARRL, shortwave and information
> freedom (a key player in New Yorkers for Fair Use).  He biked downtown
> on 9/11 and provided emergency comms for awhile.  Contact him and ask
> about what he knows technically.  Mentioning my name probably goes
> much further in his case, especially if you're going to make something
> happen.  "Brett Wynkoop" <wynkoop at wynn.com>
> Seth Johnson
> On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Rick Hodgin <foxmuldrster at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Shortly after 1hr 18min into this video by Eben Moglen entitled "Innovation Under Austerity," a man is asked to step up to the mic and discuss the ability to take a device an move data from one area of the spectrum to another.  He talked specifically about WiFi and cable modems, and a transverter (linear translator), and move it from WiFi to another area of the free spectrum (by using an amateur radio license).
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2VHf5vpBy8
>> Does anybody know what he's talking about?  Or how to do it?  It sounded quite amazing, but I don't even know what questions to ask about what he's talking about, let alone where to begin.
>> Thanks! :-)
>> Best regards,
>> Rick C. Hodgin
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