[HamWAN PSDR] Vote: Improvements for East Tiger

Tom Hayward tom at tomh.us
Thu Sep 24 07:23:49 PDT 2020


On Wed, Sep 23, 2020, 22:12 Doug Kingston <dpk at randomnotes.org> wrote:

> And I think we need surge protectors in this plan (add 3x$25).  A modest
> addition.
> On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 7:44 PM Doug Kingston <dpk at randomnotes.org> wrote:
>> I am putting forward this proposal for board approval.  Approval of the
>> precise choice of 60GHz gear should probably be left to final decision by
>> Netops so long as the cost is approximately the same.  Cost from Kenny's
>> spreadsheet totals to $1700.
>> I approve.
>> -Doug-
>> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
>> From: Kenny Richards <kenny at holenwall.com>
>> Date: Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 7:27 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Netops] [HamWAN Board] ETiger Site Upgrade
>> To: Doug Kingston <dpk at randomnotes.org>
>> Cc: HamWAN Board <board at hamwan.org>, Network Operations <
>> netops at hamwan.org>
>> Attached is the cost proposal to expand the ETiger site into the Silke
>> building, including adding a new sector (S1). This building/tower currently
>> houses the PTZ camera for ETiger, several repeaters owned by KF7BJI and at
>> the moment is connected to HamWAN via a small puck radio on the roof. (Via
>> the S3 sector on the WA7HJK tower) The proposed upgrade would add another
>> sector (S1) to the site, which isn't possible on the WA7HJK towers due to
>> space limitations. Part of the expansion includes adding a 60Ghz link
>> between the buildings, to move the traffic off the S3 sector. The proposed
>> radios are a new product from Mikrotik and are designed specifically for
>> harsh environments. One possible future upgrade is putting another PtP dish
>> on the Silke tower, to supplement the links to SnoDEM and Camp Murray.
>> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wRYHVIGPupDZnun9nsinUmLDqUDR-4q2Wxsvo3sQBLM/edit?usp=sharing
>> I believe a director has to officially make the motion before the board
>> can vote. My apologies for any mistakes or omissions for this process.
>> Thanks
>> Kenny
>> On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 6:27 PM Doug Kingston <dpk at randomnotes.org>
>> wrote:
>>> This was not formally presented.  Can you provide wording including
>>> costs that we can put up for a vote?
>>> -Doug-
>>> On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 11:19 AM Kenny Richards <richark at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> I wanted to provide another update about ETiger.
>>>> I got notified yesterday that Rich-KF7BJI has signed the new contract
>>>> with Silke and again will have access to the second ETiger building
>>>> starting on Friday. I have already purchased the necessary stand-off and
>>>> picked up the sector from Doug to add to the Silke tower. (to add S1 to the
>>>> site)  Given the change in the weather, not exactly sure when that will
>>>> happen, but I'm personally invested in at least getting the camera back
>>>> online.
>>>> The remaining item that I hope was discussed by the board when this was
>>>> proposed was purchasing the hardware to link the Silke building with the
>>>> HJR building via a 60Ghz link. (Similar to what was done at Rattlesnake)
>>>> When I checked, the LHG60g devices were used at Rattlesnake. (
>>>> https://mikrotik.com/product/lhg_60g)  Doug recommended the newer nRay
>>>> devices. (https://mikrotik.com/product/wireless_wire_nray) The cost of
>>>> the nRAY is a little cheaper, since it includes the 'shield' that would be
>>>> needed on the LHG60g.
>>>> Regardless of the hardware solution, did the board approve the purchase
>>>> of the hardware to link the two buildings and add the additional sector?
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Kenny
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