Re: [WISPA] FCC Says White-Space Spectrum Device Doesn't Work

2007-08-09 Thread Mike Hammett
As someone else has asked... what are the fixed wireless companies doing in the white spaces? - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com - Original Message - From: Frank Muto [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Wednesday,

RE: [WISPA] FCC Says White-Space Spectrum Device Doesn't Work

2007-08-09 Thread Butch Evans
On Thu, 9 Aug 2007, Patrick Leary wrote: Well, most that can are probably doing what we are doing Mike, which is to study, monitor, and plant some seeds. It is a bit early to market an actual system. The nature of the band will require some atypical technologies and the applications will

Re: [WISPA] FCC Says White-Space Spectrum Device Doesn't Work

2007-08-09 Thread Steve Stroh
Butch: There were actually two different whitespace devices tested by the FCC, and they were very much prototypes. Making a device for whitespaces is markedly different than anything vendors such as Alvarion have ever done, because a whitespaces device has to guard against interfering with

Re: [WISPA] FCC Says White-Space Spectrum Device Doesn't Work

2007-08-09 Thread Mike Hammett
Well, so far Google, Dell, etc. have painted a piss poor picture to the FCC of what can be done in those bands. Someone needs to show them that it can be done right so that we will have the ability to use those spaces. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com

Re: [WISPA] Managing your network on the go-go-go!

2007-08-09 Thread Sam Tetherow
It's not in CPAN but anyone who wants it can send me a request on the members list and I'd be happy to forward it along. Sam Tetherow Sandhills Wireless David E. Smith wrote: Sam Tetherow wrote: Not that it helps much, but I got you covered for most of the RouterOS stuff. I have a

RE: [WISPA] FCC Says White-Space Spectrum Device Doesn't Work

2007-08-09 Thread Patrick Leary
Mike, I believe the FCC is plenty smart and will not assume that what the IT and computer guys did as a first pass is representative of what the long-time radio pros can achieve. Frankly, I am amused at the result and appreciate the FCC's public candor since, as it shows the IT giants that this

[WISPA] Tower Climber Pay

2007-08-09 Thread Eric Merkel
We have several tower climbers on staff and do almost all of our own tower work. We're trying to figure out what the correct pay scale for them is. I would say 95% of the time these guys are working out in the field doing customer surveys, installs or service calls. The other 5% of the time they

RE: [WISPA] [Fwd: Horrific accident photo - caution advised]

2007-08-09 Thread Mac Dearman
WHAT A TREMENDOUS TRAJEDY!! Mac -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Carl A jeptha Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 12:52 PM To: WISPA General List; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [WISPA] [Fwd: Horrific accident photo - caution advised]

[WISPA] Unlicensed Devices in the TV Bands (was: FCC Says White-Space Spectrum Device Doesn't Work)

2007-08-09 Thread Sascha Meinrath
Hi all, If one reads through the actual FCC report findings, you'll see that unlicensed devices in the TV bands are not just workable, but that the data the FCC itself collected supports the view that they're a viable technology. Keep in mind that these devices are 1st generation prototypes.

[WISPA] Direc TV and Dish

2007-08-09 Thread John Scrivner
We now have 3 full time installer / techs. I am thinking we should probably be selling Direc TV and Dish along with our wireless Internet. Anyone else doing this? What is good or bad about this? How do I go about becoming a dealer for these products? I have sales experience in Cable TV

[WISPA] Modern Marvels

2007-08-09 Thread Mike Hammett
I just saw about 8 minutes of a Modern Marvels episode that was about towers and safety. It will repeat tonight at 11:00 PM Central. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com WISPA

Re: [WISPA] Direc TV and Dish

2007-08-09 Thread Ray Jean
Call Locke Mckinney at Echostar, he will direct you to your area's rep. 615-300-3190 his cell.. We tried in another city to sell Dish and Dial-up and Wireless internet, but found it hard to do this in 2 cities 75 miles apart. Help wise. Where you can't reach with the wireless, you can with

Re: [WISPA] Tower Climber Pay

2007-08-09 Thread RickG
When I was GM at a cable company, we used to pay 4x their hourly rate up to 100 feet and 6x over 100 feet. -RickG On 8/9/07, Eric Merkel [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We have several tower climbers on staff and do almost all of our own tower work. We're trying to figure out what the correct pay

Re: [WISPA] Direc TV and Dish

2007-08-09 Thread Ray Jean
No, in our area, direct tv and dish both are reselling wildblue.. Jean - Original Message - From: Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 8:01 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Direc TV and Dish I thought Dish had StarBand and

Re: [WISPA] Direc TV and Dish

2007-08-09 Thread Mike Hammett
I thought Dish had StarBand and WildBlue was out on their own. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com - Original Message - From: Ray Jean [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 7:42 PM Subject:

[WISPA] Service in Orlando (College Park)

2007-08-09 Thread RickG
OK, who can hit 2417 Edgewater Drive, in Orlando Florida? -RickG WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/ -- WISPA

Re: [WISPA] Direc TV and Dish

2007-08-09 Thread Mike Hammett
DirecTV is selling WildBlue? They had their own, HughesNet. I guess some times things don't make sense. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com - Original Message - From: Ray Jean [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent:

RE: [WISPA] Tower Climber Pay

2007-08-09 Thread Charles Wu
A lot of what a tower company charges is to cover overhead Out of a $75 - $125 hourly rate $12-25 goes to the climber $5-10 goes to tools / equipment / etc $10-15 goes to vehicle / gas / heavy tools / etc $20-30 goes to insurance (liability worksmans comp) $10-15 goes to scheduling / dispatch

RE: [WISPA] Unlicensed Devices in the TV Bands (was: FCC Says White-Space Spectrum Device Doesn't Work)

2007-08-09 Thread Butch Evans
On Thu, 9 Aug 2007, Patrick Leary wrote: Wow, what an awesome post. Thank you Sascha. I don't know I continually need to re-learn the lesson that what is reported in often not true and never the whole story. I'd agree with you, Patrick. It is certainly a frightening reality that only part

RE: [WISPA] Direc TV and Dish

2007-08-09 Thread Joe
I have been a member of http://boards.dishretailer.com/index.php? Several years. There is a lot of good information on the boards there from other satellite retailers. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Scottie Arnett Sent: Friday, August

Re: [WISPA] Direc TV and Dish

2007-08-09 Thread Scottie Arnett
https://retailer.echostar.com/prmportal/start.swe?SWECmd=Start https://retailer.directv.com/NASApp/directv/Login -- Original Message -- From: John Scrivner [EMAIL PROTECTED] Reply-To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2007 18:54:32

RE: [WISPA] Direc TV and Dish

2007-08-09 Thread Wallace L. Walcher
Since January, I have sold Dish through a company called RSI Inc. Their website is www.rsiinc.com. You get the same commissions as a direct Dish agent, but they hold your hand a little. Also, when I previously tried to be a direct Dish retailer, they required a storefront location. RSI does