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Digital Communications Radio System

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I am looking to set up a digital, secure, long distance network where I would have 4 transceivers in cars and a base station.
I trust that with digital distance would be really good.

- What are my options?
- What equipment should I use?
- How much will it cost (long and short term) to introduce and maintain?
- What frequency spectrum would/can I use?
- What licensing would I have to get (if applicable)?
- What tests would I have to pass (if applicable)?
 
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I am looking to set up a digital, secure, long distance network where I would have 4 transceivers in cars and a base station.
I trust that with digital distance would be really good.

- How much will it cost (long and short term) to introduce and maintain?
many millions, realestate being the most costly part.
 

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What do you mean by "long distance"? That's probably the #1 question.

You would have to license it, and you would not have to take a test.
 
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