Re: Cellular Phones
Bill Case (billcase@ROMULUS.NCSC.MIL)
Mon, 4 Dec 1995 20:36:28 -0500
On Mon, 4 Dec 1995, Bob Rosebrough wrote:
> Is anyone on this list from the Baltimore-Washington corridor and using cellul
> phones? What I am after is the range that you have
> been successful with. Specifically, are the state parks in our area reachable
> How about Western MD and the Appalachian Trail?
I don't have a direct answer for you, but do have something else
to consider. Cellular telephones, like other types of radios have a
specific output wattage. The greater the wattage, the greater the range
(usually). I have a "bag phone" with a 3 watt output. That may be the
max allowed by law, but I'm not positive. Some of these new
"stick-it-in-your-pocket-and-clip-it-on" phones may only be rated at .6
watts. On the other hand, I could hardly stick my three pound bag phone
in my pocket, but in a pack, ...
Also, Area of coverage is determined by the wireless vendor. My
coverage is pretty complete from the PA border down almost through
Williamsburg, Va. Some of the small digital telephones have (currently)
significantly less complete coverage areas, but that's expected to
significantly expand by this time next year.
Bill Case NE-VI-28
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