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Network Access using TCP/IP over WiFi Part 15 Radio

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Multi-megabit point-to-point and point-to-multipoint connections to the Santa Clara County data network are available using commercially available WiFi equipment and protocols. The links are operated on unlicensed spectrum using FCC Part 15 rules and are encrypted. Because of the nature of microwave propagation, connectivity is limited to locations with a clear line-of-site to one of the county sites.


Accessible Services

TCP/IP over WiFi Part 15 Radio can be used to access the following SCCo ARES/RACES network services:


How To Connect

Due to nature of microwave communications, a clear line of sight is required from the intended subscriber antenna location to one (or more) of the SCCo ARES/RACES network locations.


Equipment and Software





Technical Reference



User Group

Santa Clara County ARES/RACES TCP/IP Network Users Group - scc-tcpip
This Yahoo group is available for users in Santa Clara County to discuss and get help on issues specifically related to TCP/IP connectivity to and through the SCCo ARES/RACES data network.  This is NOT a general discussion group for all ham users.  Click above and follow the instructions to join.


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This page was last updated 28-Mar-2018