[HamWAN PSDR] Rattlesnake HamWAN site is on-line

Bart Kus me at bartk.us
Tue Jun 23 16:10:45 PDT 2020


After weeks of work, I can finally declare the Rattlesnake site 
(47.469984°, -121.820954°) open for business.  We made another visit to 
Rattlesnake this past weekend, and managed to get 2 sectors installed at 
the top of the tower.  There is now HamWAN service firing at about 340 
degrees @ 5920MHz and about 90 degrees @ 5900MHz.  The sectors were 
rotated counter-clockwise slightly from our regular 0 and 120 degree 
bearings to optimize service for the local area.  We also installed a 
PTZ camera at the top of the Rattlesnake tower, which has been working 

Given the really long task list, we didn't get through everything in the 
1 day, so we need to do another visit this weekend.  The remaining items 

1) Install ice shield for 60GHz dish on stubby tower.
2) Install shield + high speed modem on Baldi facing dish.
3) Install missing cable cushions on the tall tower.

Rattlesnake should be completed at that point, and our next weekend 
adventure will take us to Blyn.


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