[HamWAN PSDR] VOTE: Upgrade failing Baldi - Capitol Peak modem to NetMetal
me at bartk.us
Thu Sep 29 14:50:55 PDT 2016
On 9/29/2016 2:46 PM, Nigel Vander Houwen wrote:
> Since this is a repair/replacement expense we can do this without a full
> board vote. I will agree to this cost, and we just need a +1 from one
> other board member as per our standing policy.
> Ryan, Bart, Cory?
>> HamWAN board,
>> Last weekend I noticed a big crash in the Baldi - Capitol Peak
>> point-to-point signal strength:
>> [image: Capitol Peak - Baldi - Wireless Signal Strength]We still have not
>> deduced the cause of the crash, but investigating it led us to discover
>> that one of the MIMO chains on the Baldi end of the Baldi - Capitol Peak
>> link is broken. These two receiver levels should be near identical:
>> [image: Capitol Peak - Baldi - Wireless Signal Strength]The modem in
>> question is an RB912 installed Sep 3.
>> I'd like to propose HamWAN purchase a RB921UAGS-5SHPacD-NM to replace the
>> failed RB912. Current price is $129 with free shipping via Amazon Prime.
>> The Capitol Peak end already has the RB921UAGS-5SHPacD-NM modem, so this
>> upgrade will bring the link up to symmetric power levels and 802.11ac
>> I already have replacement jumpers to install between the dish and modem,
>> in case that is part of the problem.
>> The RB912 will be recovered, repaired or warrantied, and put back into
>> service at a future site as a sector modem.
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