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RE: Operations: where are you going to sit?
On Wed, 6 Dec 2000, Mark Radabaugh wrote: > > > > For what it is worth, I believe that the use of cellphones in airplanes > > is prohibited by the FCC, not by the FAA. That is, the use of cellphones > > in airplanes (in flight) adversely affects the cellphone system. A > > cellphone at a high altitude is visible in numerous cells, with conflicts > > with the assumption that a cellphone will be heard (more or less) only > > in one cell. > > > > Now, about the use of other radio receivers and transmitters in airplanes... > > > > And for what it's worth -- they don't work above ~3000 feet. I assume this is > due to the design of the cell site antenna. Not that I ever tried it in a > private plane or anything... > > Mark Radabaugh > (419)833-3635 > [email protected] > > > > They work very well above 3000ft as long as you and the cell site that sees you are in agreement. This brings to mind something from WAY back. When I got out of the Marine Corps, I flew home to VA. When we hit pattern elevation, I used my ICOM 2M geer (previously cleared with the Airline) to bring up the auto-patch and telephone my parents to tell them I was en-route to VA. My HT was using a whopping 500mw of power. Granted, I was probably being heard (on my TX freq) US wide, but, I happened to know a "control" freq that also was used as an input freq to the WB4SQC (149.29MHz) repeater in Johnson City, TN and as such, I wasn't worried about causing problems. --- John Fraizer EnterZone, Inc