[HamWAN PSDR] VOTE: New site @ East Tiger Mountain - phase 1
rob at nr3o.com
Tue May 19 15:23:40 PDT 2015
While I’m not a director, I’ve casted my vote in support with $100 in the paypal account. Thanks for keeping things going guys. Get the best deals you can.
Rob Salsgiver – NR3O
From: PSDR [mailto:psdr-bounces at hamwan.org] On Behalf Of Bart Kus
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:18 PM
To: Puget Sound Data Ring
Subject: [HamWAN PSDR] VOTE: New site @ East Tiger Mountain - phase 1
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
RF Element SBX-S-CC-2SMA shielding outdoor radio enclosure @ ISP Supplies
WaveGuard AM5G19 RF shield @ ISP Supplies
ISP Supplies Shipping
RB912UAG-5HPnD modem @ Baltic Networks
Baltic Networks Shipping
Mounting hardware @ local stores
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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