[HamWAN PSDR] VOTE: New site @ East Tiger Mountain - phase 1
Dean Gibson AE7Q
hamwan.stuff at ae7q.com
Fri May 22 13:21:15 PDT 2015
Which Saturday do you need the help @ East Tiger? Either Saturday is
presently open for me, but I need to know ASAP.
On 2015-05-19 13:18, Bart Kus 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:
> * *Price**
> * *Qty**
> * *Subtotal**
> AM-5G19-120 sector antenna @ Streakwave
> Streakwave Shipping
> 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
> 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
> Board, please vote on this spend request. Mailing list members, feel
> free to comment before the board votes.
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