[HamWAN PSDR] VOTE: Replace SnoDEM.Haystack (repair spending)

Doug Kingston dpk at randomnotes.org
Thu Jul 16 17:36:56 PDT 2020

This sounds like a maximum possible expenditure as its likely only one
component is actually broken.
In light of this and the importance of the link, I vote yea.  I have all
that equipment in stock.


On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 4:43 PM Bart Kus <me at bartk.us> wrote:

> Hello,
> Both clients to SnoDEM.Haystack are super weak on ch0.  This implies a
> fault with SnoDEM.Haystack.  I'd like to go up there with a full
> dish+modem kit to swap out the whole thing and not do diagnostics on the
> mountain top.  PTZ does not show any obvious physical damage to ch0
> cable or dish.
> I would like to draw upon existing inventory to perform this repair.
> Here are the estimated costs:
> Dish: $130
> Shield: $100
> Modem: $150
> TOTAL: $380
> I can do diagnostics and salvage what is possible once the faulty gear
> is down on the ground.
> My vote is yea.  Since this is a repair measure, only 1 more supporting
> director vote is required for it to pass under our standing repair
> spending rules.
> --Bart
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