[HamWAN PSDR] VOTE: New site @ East Tiger Mountain - phase 1
Ryan Elliott Turner
ryan.e.t at gmail.com
Tue May 19 13:41:40 PDT 2015
I'd like to propose that we consolidate and purchase more from Streakwave.
Move the waveguard and RB912UAG-5HPnD to them. Right now, with shipping
those cost $293.81 in your proposal. The quote I got from them including
shipping is about a monthly member's fee cheaper. I'll forward to the board.
On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 3:18 PM, Bart Kus <me at bartk.us> wrote:
> I'm pleased to announce we have installed a working link to East Tiger
> Mountain @ 3000ft ASL (47.488198°, -121.946706°).
> The uplink is coming from the Tukwila datacenter and is just using
> single-polarization hardware right now because it was on hand. We should
> upgrade this link hardware to dual polarity, but I'd like to wait until the
> Ubiquity IsoBeam product hits the market before we do that. The present
> performance is acceptable at about 50Mbit average. So this link upgrade is
> being skipped in the phase 1 spend here.
> We have also recently replaced the Westin router with a virtualized router
> that offers far greater performance, so I was able to re-use the RB2011
> hardware from the Westin to run ETiger. This spend doesn't need to happen
> at this site. Yay re-use!
> I would like to try linking ETiger with the Snohomish DEM ("Paine") site.
> Since the viability of this link is unknown, I think we should do a test
> using hardware on-hand. If the test shows the signals are good, I'll roll
> the proper hardware request into a phase 2 spend.
> We do need to get Sector 3 installed up there though. It would be
> immediately useful, and would replace our Mirrormont site, which is only
> 1500ft ASL, and has much slower connectivity. Here are all the parts to
> make Sector 3 happen:
> AM-5G19-120 sector antenna @ Streakwave
> Streakwave Shipping
> RF Element SBX-S-CC-2SMA shielding outdoor radio enclosure @ ISP
> WaveGuard AM5G19 RF shield @ ISP Supplies
> ISP Supplies Shipping
> RB912UAG-5HPnD modem @ Baltic Networks
> Baltic Networks Shipping
> Mounting hardware @ local stores
> GRAND TOTAL
> I'm including 2 antenna mounts in the mounting hardware category. One for
> the sector, and one for the test link to SnoDEM.
> We'll also need to find a special short-depth server to use @ ETiger.
> I've been doing some research on this but haven't found anything
> appropriate yet. Let me know if you have something or know of something
> cheap that still provides remote KVM with virtual media support. All the
> racks @ ETiger are two-post with very little depth available, so normal
> servers won't work.
> Our present cash balance is about $340. If you recall the last spend
> request (for the 900MHz test project), I was able to save some money by
> borrowing the expensive antenna hardware instead of buying it. We only
> purchased the two 900MHz MikroTik modems, and we also have two Ubiquiti
> 900MHz modems on loan so we can do true A/B testing. This testing will
> likely use the Mirrormont site, although SnoDEM would be preferred.
> Board, please vote on this spend request. Mailing list members, feel free
> to comment before the board votes.
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