That allocation was the address space comprising some sixteen million individual IPv4 addresses, Relevant corporate documents may be found on our web site, www. Some very interesting and worthwhile research and practical applications have been carried out by hams using these network address resources. Yet in all this time, the Amateur Radio community has never used much more than half the available addresses, even at the peak of interest around
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You probably have it either through a local cable or fibre ISP or through your cell phone provider. We all have one usually both of these. What happens when that infrastructure goes down? Maybe the power goes out somewhere along the network. Maybe a cell tower gets attacked by Godzilla.
Large chunks of it have almost never been used This part probably angers me the most as I and I'm sure many others have asked for an allocation in this address space and after waiting months without reply was eventually denied the request. Oddly enough, the Europeans, through RIPE are doing it right by allowing a market system so that unused but assigned net blocks can be sold to people that actually have a need for them. They are a miserable bureaucracy to deal with. But as others have indicated, there is still a lot of IPv4 that is allocated to organizations but completely unused. I believe the op is not talking about a denial by ARIN.
In that case, you can simply use one of the blocks of "unrouteable" IP addresses. There are several of these assigned under an Internet specification document called "RFC ": So, unless you are building an AXIP internet gateway, or a routed RF network, please use address in these nets rather than asking for an assigned address or subnet. Finally, just to avoid confusion -- you cannot use an address in the amprnet