[HamWAN PSDR] Looking to borrow some hardware
liltodd65 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 5 14:56:57 PDT 2019
Picked up a speaker stand from Amazon:
Pyle Universal Speaker Stand Mount Holder - Heavy Duty Tripod w/ Adjustable
Height from 40" to 71" and 35mm Compatible Insert - Easy Mobility Safety
PIN and Knob Tension Locking for Stability PSTND2
On Fri, Jul 5, 2019, 2:36 PM Kevin Kutzera <kkutzera at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello PSDR!
> First a brief introduction.
> I have been a Ham operator for over 15 years. During the day I am a
> personal computer network and systems administrator. At my current place of
> employment we extensively use the MikroTik line of switches and routers.
> I purchased a MikroTik LHG 5 dish about 18 months ago. Made a few attempts
> to get connected, then other personal projects took priority. I live in
> Kenmore. (47.743601, -122.259885 if anyone has a suggestion regarding which
> way I should point my antenna in my next attempt). Possibly as soon as
> this weekend I'm going to try and get connected again.
> My primary reason for this message:
> I am a member of the Northshore Emergency Management Coalition (NEMCo)
> which supports emergency communications for City of Kenmore, Lake Forest
> Park, local Fire stations, and the Northshore Utility District. We are
> looking into ways (independent of the Internet, and land lines) to transfer
> larger files (pictures, resource reports, supply requests) between the
> various operations centers in and around Kenmore. We currently have 1200
> baud winlink in place. One thing we're researching is the use of the
> HamWan technology to setup our own WAN between these buildings. Before
> investing in the equipment we'd like to conduct some site tests between the
> buildings. To that end I was wondering if anyone out there has a spare
> antenna/radio that we could borrow. We would need it for a few weeks as we
> setup the experiments on the weekends and evenings. We have to arrange
> building and roof access with the employees of the various agencies.
> Our secondary goal in the project would be to connect at least one of
> these locations to the Puget Sound Ring (if possible). The city Kenmore is
> kind of in a hole relative to the surrounding terrain. We have access to a
> water town on Finn Hill for a 70cm repeater that we might be able to take
> advantage of.
> I appreciate any feedback, and certainly any equipment loan offer.
> If the price is right a couple of us in the team might consider a purchase
> if someone has extra equipment they'd like to sell.
> Kevin Kutzera
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