[HamWAN PSDR] another HamWAN success!

Bart Kus me at bartk.us
Fri Nov 1 14:10:42 PDT 2013

Good PR.  :)  Let the success stories keep compounding.


On 11/01/2013 02:09 PM, Rob Salsgiver wrote:
> Back in mid-October we performed a link test from Providence Colby 
> Hospital to Snohomish County DEM at Paine Field.
> Last Saturday we performed a test from another Snohomish County 
> hospital -- Valley General in Monroe -- also to Paine Field.
> This shot was a little more challenging due to trees immediately 
> across the block in the RF path.  After scouting around the available 
> roof space, we were able to find a spot on the south side of the 
> hospital with an open path.
> Unfortunately we didn't bring a tripod along, but we "made do" with a 
> ladder to help steady the hand-held dish.  With this "Redneck Tripod" 
> we were able to peak the signal at about -64 to -65.  Nowhere nearly 
> as good as the Providence link, but still plenty good enough to get a 
> 6Mbit throughput test up and down.  I expect that a more solid tripod 
> will give us an even better signal.
> This gives us two key EMCOMM facilities with good connection 
> capabilities to HamWAN.
> Our next step is to put together a presentation to the respective 
> administrations to get buy-off on installing HamWAN at those facilities.
> Thanks to Dave Williamson (WA7DGW), Steve Elli (KF7LKA), and Bart 
> (AE7SJ) for tagging along during the adventure and helping out.
> Cheers,
> Rob Salsgiver -- NR3O
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