WiFi On roof, are we allowed?
our ICT co-ordinator is on a mission.
He is going to use the grant we got from the LEA to buy eeepc's (or similar) for the children and let the parents pay for them for £2/week or something similar.
Now, we're in a fairly tiny village and as scary as it is, only a fraction of children have internet access at home.
So he had this idea, "Can't we put a transmitter thing on the roof", an idea I dismissed straight away, Expensive, Low Range etc etc.
Then we saw this
The roof of the school looks over the entire village, so something like this would be great, obviously sectioned off from our own network, limited, filtered, mac filtered and obviously WPA-PSK (or some exotic) security should keep it relatively mongrel-free, I thought about connecting it to a smoothwall box.
But the big question is, can we put a big rockin' transmitter on the roof? it's not that big in all fairness and only half the size of your average Microwave transmitter/receiver
I couldn't find anything like this on the council website and the main google matches we're regarding "FM" transmissions and prosecution for pirate radio, My Google-Fu is weak today.
Furthermore a local hotel in Skipton has one of those beasties on the roof with a directional antenna at another village to give that entire village wireless internet, It was setup by some bill oddie types from the village, so its not 'illegal'
health concerns reply.........
in response to your proof requirements that wifi ( and other non-ionising radiation ) etc cause damage to cells, this has been scientifically proven to occur.
Mobiles, and wi-fi break down the dna of cells in the same way that ionising radiation does, just at a much reduced rate.
The hope here, is that the immune system of the individual is in a good state, and can repair the cells so as the radiation appears to do no harm, but long term ?????????
if you look at another thread i started a while ago :-
you'll see that although that thread is very much a 'learning curve' and some parts are wrong, it still contains some good links to find answers, perhaps the best thing you could listen to is the .mp3 radio capture, i suggest you burn it to a cd, and listen to it in your car??
i have also attached a document that gives links to the research done, and names of the individuals/organisations involved. ( i dont particularly think this is an unbiased view, but the document has some good points )
i am quite happy to be wrong about this, certainly the argument about mobile phones causing cancer could be quickly and cheaply resolved by the government allowing people access to the 'cancer postcode' database it holds, but it will not do this, cover up perhaps???
basically the following microwave devices damage human cells, i will try to list them in the order of most damaging first :-
mobile phone masts
DECT cordless phones
wifi access points
you may say that the amount of damage done is negligeable, but another very alarming fact is that when you are asleep, your body does most of its 'repairs', but when exposed to this radiation , 'the repair process' gradually slows down, and that allows cancer cells to take hold and multiply.