User talk:Vincecate/ConvoyCommunications

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Line of Sight restrictions.

You would need two towers abit over 150 feet(46 meters) tall to get line of sight 30 miles apart. You'll need a 600 feet(183 meters) tower to reach to the shore if you don't have a tower there. 38 meters wound get you across territorial waters to the shore. I've thought about making small craft/buoy to act as a relay. Maybe a SWATH and Savonius or Lesh rotor as a satinizer and power sorce.

With 100 feet we could do 24 miles between seasteads. Many of my designs have the top of the house 50 feet up, so another 50 foot tower is not much. The last seastead would have to be within 12 miles of shore if they did not have a tower there. Idea is that before the last one has to leave the front one has reached the next land. I am expecting high speed Internet on cell towers by the time I am on a seastead, so there should be towers on land. Vincecate 00:41, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Transponders at the bottom of the sea

Hi Vince, instead of a string of Seasteads, what would you think about sinking a large number of wifi routers? Power would be a problem, obviously, but a huge grid of interconnected submerged Wifi-stations might be profitable because they would be a lot cheaper than satellites and cruiseships etc could use them as well. Joep 00:57, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Not sure what you mean. High speed radio or microwave signals do not go through water. If it is a small thing floating on the surface and anchored to the bottom then it could have trouble seeing over 8 to 15 foot waves. It could be possible to have a fixed line of them to reach out to an anchored seastead 200+ miles from anywhere. But I like troposcatter better for that. Vincecate 02:37, 7 April 2009 (UTC)