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Subject: Re: Hekla volcano geophone planned
From: "Thomas Dick" dickthomas01@.............
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 18:51:38 -0600

Would something like the amateur communication system using computers here 
in the U.S. be fast enough for you? And is it available to you? This is 
quite a bit of automation associated with that setup now (within the 

    I rang BT today about Broadband. They offer 5 Meg at about 1 mile, 2 Meg 
at 3 miles and only 256 K much over that. The maximum length of a phone line 
is 14 miles. However, the UK is supposed to be fully rewired by 2010. ADSL 
are offering 5x the normal dial up rate, with signal compression and 
packeting, but I would like to see it in operation in a rural situation 

    My experience is that I can only get about 38 K reliably at 12 km. I 
suspect that the current coverage outside towns with a phone exchange is 
very patchy.


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