Possibly a first blush test would be to set up the laptop or whatever is
going to transmit in the car start the engine and see if still connected..
----- Original Message -----
From: "Skip Higginbotham" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 1:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Land-speed] IN Car Communications
> How about using the WIFI that Jon (I think) has in the salt plan for next
> year and communicate that way. I have a fairly good (20 db) WIFI antenna
> on my RV that has about a 3 mile range with little or no interference. It
> is really useful at RV parks with limited/no connectivity. I wonder how it
> would work if positioned mid course. Could transmit data, video and voice?
> How to set it up??????
> Subject: Re: [Land-speed] IN Car Communications
>>I have not been in the land speed activity very long, but a recurring
>> theme does seem evident. And that is electrical stuff seems to
>> malfunction or misbehave when out on the salt.
>> So, perhaps a side lobe to the communication question can be explored:
>> "What the heck is going on?"
>> I am sure theories and hypotheses abound, but is there evidence of
>> actuality? I.e., data? I know I have some thoughts but no real
>> theories or even a hypothesis that can be fully explored. I can make
>> some assumptions, however. Like he salt is damp and salty damp stuff is
>> electrically conductive. That electrics, whether radio, Dc or ac,
>> generate electromagnetic fields. That a moving electric or magnetic
>> field with a conductor generates amps in the conductor in this case,
>> the salt pan. Weak, for sure, but then radio signals are not very
>> bright either. So, could the lack of good communication be attributed to
>> the fields generated by a moving electromagnetic field over a conductive
>> sheet of damp salt? And would the current generated mimic the shape of
>> the communication signal to the point where interference occurs? How to
>> easily test? Or how to shield?
>> smart guys, here is your chance to step right up and make a lasting
>> contribution to the field of moving radio communications on a wet salt
>> pan. If it matters, lol...
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