[WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Forbes Mercy
I had a whole lot planned for this weekend, instead I spent 15 hours of it working on an AP that won't behave. It's the third long fix period I've had to do for Microtik this weekend, while I do have 20 AP's and backhauls under that brand, none work easily, and the frustrations are plentiful.

Re: [WISPA] BBS'n

2009-08-24 Thread Robert West
I gripe about that almost every day, as in how tight the programming was. We really didn't have the careless bugs as now. There was no room. The quality of the software was mostly out of necessity. Now it's all so bloated with useless junk. These kids these days why back in my day we

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Robert West
Wow! My first thought when you started was not enough power but then read you changed the power supply. Still sounds like power though. Did you check the power where you are plugging that supply into? Anything else running off that circuit like any motors or high surge items? What about

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Paul Hendry
Are you running NStreme as 120 clients seems a lot for an NStreme enabled AP without wireless-test package? Do you have latency to clients on all radio cards or just 1? Have you disabled connection tracking and default forward on the radio cards? -Original Message- From: Forbes Mercy

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Robert West
Correction, a 433ah with a 411 at level 4 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Robert West Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 2:36 AM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik Wow! My first thought when you started was

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Scott Reed
I don't have an answer for your real problem, but I may be able to help with how long it takes to configure a board in the future, Copy and paste works in a terminal window. However ctrl-c does not. You can highlight a set of statements, right click-copy and then right click-paste on the new

Re: [WISPA] BBS'n

2009-08-24 Thread Sales
Lord rocked, I think I ran that on my spitfire system before we went to worldgroup. Running deskview so we could run multiple lines on spitfire. Then roboboard, wow the memories ;) John Buwa Michiana Wireless,Inc 574-233-7170 Sent from my iPhone On Aug 24, 2009, at 12:55 AM, David E. Smith

Re: [WISPA] BBS'n

2009-08-24 Thread George Rogato
When we took over the old Windows to Infinity BBS - ISP it was running Excalibur. My earliest achievement that made me so proud, was when we took the last Excalibur customer off the BBS and moved them over to our portmasters and killed that BBS.

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread George Rogato
How in gods name do you guys stay in business if you still haven't found a stable platform that you know how to configure. I'm just amazed. WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Josh Luthman
Int wireless access-lis export On 8/24/09, George Rogato wi...@oregonfast.net wrote: How in gods name do you guys stay in business if you still haven't found a stable platform that you know how to configure. I'm just amazed.

Re: [WISPA] BBS'n

2009-08-24 Thread eje
There are still people running bbses just today you telnet to then. :) Tradewars 2002 and LORD been a while now but still involved with TradeWars. Still sell 4-5 copies of the Tradewars helper that me and a friend wrote 10+ years ago (still being maintained). Brings back some memories. I

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Steve Barnes
Forbes, I had this same issue with 411a. I was running 3- 411a boards with 12v they worked great for about a week then all the sudden the clients started all dropping off and back on. Then it started locking up ever night I got to the point that I made it part of my early morning coffee to

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Travis Johnson
Sounds like you have one or more infected customers that are flooding the AP. Also, 120 customers is not acceptable for a Mikrotik AP. We keep our MT AP's under 50 people (and try to stay around 30). Also, you can easily "copy and paste" from one board to another. You do an "export" from the

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Mike
If this was one of your remote sites and you suspected virus activity, would you put a sniffer on the AP? How and with what would you analyze the problem? What's the best way to be alert to such happenings? At 08:26 AM 8/24/2009, you wrote: Sounds like you have one or more infected customers

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Josh Luthman
For the 4xx boards I use 18v and 24v power supplies. No problems on either of them. On 8/24/09, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote: Forbes, I had this same issue with 411a. I was running 3- 411a boards with 12v they worked great for about a week then all the sudden the clients started all

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Scott Carullo
Mikrotik has sniffer (and many other) tools to allow you to do this easily. Whether its on the AP or not depends on your network layout - I myself would do it on the router for that tower that has more HP but you may not have that option. I recommend testing in lab locally and figuring it

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Robert West
This is reality with the XR's. When I went to a 600a using a daughterboard for an AP, I mentioned I was using XR cards when I was talking to Mikrotik and they told me that the board would not be able to power all the ports if they were populated with XR cards. They draw too much power. I'm

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Cameron Kilton
Probably power issue with that many cards. We have a Solar site running a CM-9 in one slot and XR-2 in another running 12v of course with no problems. :) Hopefully it stays that way. -Cameron -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Cameron Kilton
Oh, with a 433AH. -Cameron -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Cameron Kilton Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 10:36 AM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik Probably power issue with that many

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread jp
1st lesson; don't try new things (untested hardware combinations) with remote locations. Don't do upgrades on Friday either, as you might not have the staff or time to deal with problem potential from surprises over the weekend. This isn't MT specific advice. You could try running it on two

Re: [WISPA] BBS'n

2009-08-24 Thread Dennis Burgess
Lol. I don't think I have them anymore, but I ran a TriBBS system with 4 nodes of two DELL 486-33mhz systems with a Simply LANTISTC network, and deskview :) fun stuff. I had LORD games, but the fav was BRE and SRE. I think one of the local BBS Directory systems is still in operation to this

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Dennis Burgess
Only way to go. Not only does it decrease the load on each board, but it also prevents RF issues with high power radios in a single box. All of our towers have individual 411Ahs on individual sectors with individual radio cards. ---

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Eje Gustafsson
This is true with a lot of the RouterBoards that you do not have enough onboard power source capability to run generally more than two high powered cards. For example the 400's can only handle about 10watt of external cards that means the third XR card will kill the system. One thing to keep in

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Steve Barnes
2nd Idea. What is the possibility if splitting the sectors out to individual RB411AH boards? Less of a single point of failure for the whole tower. Steve Barnes Manager PCS-WINhttp://www.pcswin.com/ RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Servicehttp://www.rcwifi.com/ Character cannot be developed in ease

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Chuck Hogg
If you use a high power POE, http://www.quicklinkwireless.com/ItemDesc.asp?IC=TR60A-POE-L that will alleviate your problem. We have a 600A with 3 XR2's and 2 XR5's, been in service a very long time (more than a year) without issue. Regards, Chuck Hogg Shelby Broadband 502-722-9292

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Josh Luthman
I have my MTs email a company Gmail account every week - full binary and text backup. Josh Luthman Office: 937-552-2340 Direct: 937-552-2343 1100 Wayne St Suite 1337 Troy, OH 45373 When you have eliminated the impossible, that which remains, however improbable, must be the truth. --- Sir Arthur

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Randy Cosby
This goes back to the earlier discussion (different thread) about how many employees can support how many customers. Investing in programmers that can build good backend systems and work with things like vendor API's (mikrotik's is great!), snmp, etc. will save money over time. When things

Re: [WISPA] Handheld GPS recommendations, anyone?

2009-08-24 Thread Randy Cosby
/me bows in reverence ralph wrote: OK- As long as we are BBSing, I actually wrote the TIBBSR BBS in the early 1980s and ran the Flagship TIBBS from my home near Atlanta. I believe that in its heyday, there were over 100 systems running around the US. Even though Texas

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Forbes Mercy
Wow what an amazing series of responses! As frustrating and how ever much gray hair I achieved this weekend is now minimized by how much help I got on this issue, thank you so much, anytime I need validation as to why this is a great organization, this is the answer right here. OK the quick

[WISPA] Download Caps Legislation

2009-08-24 Thread Matt
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Re: [WISPA] Download Caps Legislation

2009-08-24 Thread Jerry Richardson
I really hope they can make it stick. we have recently implemented soft caps in our TOS - simply so we have some leverage. -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Matt Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 8:52 AM To:

[WISPA] Way to get Census Tract info for address in batch

2009-08-24 Thread Martha Huizenga
Hi, I thought there was a way to get Census Tract info in batch, but the web site I thought I used last time gives me Lat and Long. Can anyone suggest a free site? Thanks! Martha -- Martha Huizenga DC Access, LLC 202-546-5898 */Friendly, Local, Affordable, Internet!/**/ Connecting the

[WISPA] Changing cards in Mikrotik

2009-08-24 Thread Data Technology
As much as I Love Mikrotik, I HATE the fact that you have to reconfigure when you change out a card. I don't see why Mikrotik did not design it to work like StarOS. I have 1 StarOS AP still running and I had to change out a CM9 that went out. This AP has not been touched in probably 4 years. I

Re: [WISPA] Changing cards in Mikrotik

2009-08-24 Thread Scott Carullo
It takes less than one minute to configure an interface? Just because you put a like card in there doesn't mean ROS should assume its the same freq, same power output etc. I think its actually better it lets you set it up instead of assuming a like replacement. My 2 cents Scott Carullo

Re: [WISPA] Changing cards in Mikrotik

2009-08-24 Thread Data Technology
Yes I know it is easy to just sit down and configure the card but, I do the tower climbing myself and with even a small 40-60 ft tower, by the time you get down, get the gear off and get to a computer the adrenalin is flowing and you may tend to make a mistake. And after a 160 ft tower you

Re: [WISPA] Changing cards in Mikrotik

2009-08-24 Thread Scott Carullo
When we do this we replace the whole box so all the delicate work, pigtail and connector issues, small screws, gasket issues etc can be dealt with in the office. If you treat it like any other commercial solution (motorola, trango etc) you would do the same thing and it would work when you

[WISPA] Reminder

2009-08-24 Thread Butch Evans
This is a reminder regarding the upcoming training class on Thursday, August 27. This wireless course will run about 7 hours and will cover Mikrotik's Wireless implementations. We will cover using the MT as an AP, client, nstreme, nstreme dual, WDS and lots more. To get more information see

Re: [WISPA] Changing cards in Mikrotik

2009-08-24 Thread Dennis Burgess
Why you have complete APs vs just parts. :) --- Dennis Burgess, CCNA, A+, Mikrotik Certified Trainer WISPA Board Member - wispa.org Link Technologies, Inc -- Mikrotik WISP Support Services WISPA Vendor Member Office: 314-735-0270 Website:

Re: [WISPA] Changing cards in Mikrotik

2009-08-24 Thread Scott Reed
Less time on tower. Pre-tested and known to work. Less chance of breaking something. Dennis Burgess wrote: Why you have complete APs vs just parts. :) --- Dennis Burgess, CCNA, A+, Mikrotik Certified Trainer WISPA Board Member -

Re: [WISPA] Changing cards in Mikrotik

2009-08-24 Thread jp
You should have someone with you on site when you climb towers. Even if you are self employed and not subject to OSHA rules, it's still a good idea. Most of the tower deaths or falls I read about very likely could have been prevented or lessened with even very modest safety guidelines.

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Robert West
Dennis, How are you putting those together into the backhaul? Are you plugging them into a switch? Sounds like the ideal way to go as far as isolating a failure. You using Os level 4 per 411 I would suspect.? Robert West Just micro Digital Services inc. -Original Message-

Re: [WISPA] Changing cards in Mikrotik

2009-08-24 Thread Josh Luthman
Enclosures with internal part numbers like Mt5ap Mt2ap Mt5hpol Mt5vpol Is what I've started doing to help the new guy associate what gear with what AP. Wish it was all Moto or all MT, but ya know... On 8/24/09, Scott Reed scottr...@onlyinternet.net wrote: Less time on tower. Pre-tested and

Re: [WISPA] Changing cards in Mikrotik

2009-08-24 Thread Scott Carullo
and all the other things you don't want to do. Does hauling everything up the tower so you don't have to count? lol I prefer laptop duty myself But in all seriousness you are absolutely right. Scott Carullo Brevard Wireless 321-205-1100 x102 Original Message From: jp

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Dennis Burgess
493AH or switch, depending on how old it is. All the PoEs have to come back to a central point anyways. --- Dennis Burgess, CCNA, A+, Mikrotik Certified Trainer WISPA Board Member - wispa.org Link Technologies, Inc -- Mikrotik WISP

Re: [WISPA] Changing cards in Mikrotik

2009-08-24 Thread Josh Luthman
Canvas bucket, beaners, new enclosure with stuff. On 8/24/09, Scott Carullo sc...@brevardwireless.com wrote: and all the other things you don't want to do. Does hauling everything up the tower so you don't have to count? lol I prefer laptop duty myself But in all seriousness you are

Re: [WISPA] Way to get Census Tract info for address in batch

2009-08-24 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Martha Huizenga wrote: Hi, I thought there was a way to get Census Tract info in batch, but the web site I thought I used last time gives me Lat and Long. Can anyone suggest a free site? Thanks! Martha I don't know of any free sites that will do a batch of addresses, some out

Re: [WISPA] Way to get Census Tract info for address in batch

2009-08-24 Thread Jon Auer
Do you know what he is using to do the census tract lookup? On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 2:03 PM, Matt Larsen - Listsli...@manageisp.com wrote: Martha Huizenga wrote: Hi, I thought there was a way to get Census Tract info in batch, but the web site I thought I used last time gives me Lat and

Re: [WISPA] Way to get Census Tract info for address in batch

2009-08-24 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Had something to do with downloading the shape files from the census site, then using a positioning gadget in Postgres, or something like that, to determine which tract the point was in. Matt Larsen vistabeam.com Jon Auer wrote: Do you know what he is using to do the census tract lookup? On

Re: [WISPA] Way to get Census Tract info for address in batch

2009-08-24 Thread Jon Auer
That makes sense. Thank you. On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 2:51 PM, Matt Larsen - Listsli...@manageisp.com wrote: Had something to do with downloading the shape files from the census site, then using a positioning gadget in Postgres, or something like that, to determine which tract the point was in.

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Josh Luthman
As the original post described some hell when it came to retyping in MACs (man that has to make you go insane...) I wanted to add this. I have my MTs sent an email every week - both text and binary. Binary is awesome when you have an identical set of hardware - drag, drop, reboot, done! Text is

Re: [WISPA] Way to get Census Tract info for address in batch

2009-08-24 Thread Martha Huizenga
You can do a look up using http://www.batchgeocode.com/ which is free. I thought last year this gave me census tracts, but I must be wrong because this year, it only gives me lat and long. I wonder if these can then be translated into census tracts? Martha Huizenga DC Access, LLC 202-546-5898

Re: [WISPA] Download Caps Legislation

2009-08-24 Thread Scottie Arnett
This is just ridiculous. I guess if the power company offers BPL and electricity, and you can get Wireless Internet and Solar Power, the electric company should not charge more for electrical usage above a certain limit? The gov't needs either to regulate the Internet or keep their dang nose

Re: [WISPA] Way to get Census Tract info for address in batch

2009-08-24 Thread Brian Webster
Martha, How much is your time worth? I've been doing batch processing for WISP's for $100. Thank You, Brian Webster Martha Huizenga wrote: You can do a look up using http://www.batchgeocode.com/ which is free. I thought last year this gave me census tracts, but I must be wrong

Re: [WISPA] Way to get Census Tract info for address in batch

2009-08-24 Thread David E. Smith
Martha Huizenga wrote: You can do a look up using http://www.batchgeocode.com/ which is free. I thought last year this gave me census tracts, but I must be wrong because this year, it only gives me lat and long. I wonder if these can then be translated into census tracts? Yes, but not

[WISPA] Antenna Loads

2009-08-24 Thread Steve Barnes
For bench purposes, how hard is it to build antenna loads for the bench. I hate having to hook up a antenna, LMR and Pigtail every time I test a radio. I am pretty new to this Building my own stuff and not buying preconfigured. Can you just solder a 50 Ohm resister to some pig tails? Or is

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Loads

2009-08-24 Thread Jeremy Parr
2009/8/24 Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com: For bench purposes, how hard is it to build antenna loads for the bench.  I hate having to hook up a antenna, LMR and Pigtail every time I test a radio.   I am pretty new to this Building my own stuff and not buying preconfigured.   Can you just solder

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Loads

2009-08-24 Thread Jack Unger
Jeremy forgot to add: 1. Solder the LMR center conductor to the top of a 6-in long banana. 2. Solder the LMR braid to the top of an 8-in long banana. 3. Submerge both bananas in a two-gallon plastic pail of dill pickle juice. 4. Once in the pail be sure that the bananas are NOT touching

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Mike Hammett
This year I moved from 1 PC doing everything to 4x RB411AH and 1x 493 just so I can better troubleshoot problems, which haven't happened in the 90 or so days of uptime they've had since. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com

Re: [WISPA] Changing cards in Mikrotik

2009-08-24 Thread Robert West
Boy, that goes without saying on my send! Not only for the safety factor but for the Hey, I grabbed the wrong wrench. Saves lots of time. -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of jp Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 1:24 PM To:

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Robert West
Do you use a transparent bridge between them and the 493? At first I was thinking that was a lot for the 411 but if used as just a pass-through to the switch, that would be a brilliant thing indeed I think. Anyone see any drawbacks to that? That would certainly isolate all the RF from the other

Re: [WISPA] Changing cards in Mikrotik

2009-08-24 Thread Travis Johnson
I could be wrong, but even being "self-employed", you are still subject to the OSHA rules. You don't need worker's comp insurance, but I think you still have to follow the OSHA guidelines. Travis Microserv Robert West wrote: Boy, that goes without saying on my send! Not only for the

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Loads

2009-08-24 Thread Faisal Imtiaz
LOL... Do the dill Pickel juice have to be from Kosher Pickel's ? Faisal Imtiaz Computer Office Solutions Inc. /SnappyDSL.net Ph: (305) 663-5518 x 232 _ From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Jack Unger Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 5:33

Re: [WISPA] Changing cards in Mikrotik

2009-08-24 Thread Josh Luthman
Crescent wrench beats all wrenches. Especially if you get the battery powered one! On 8/24/09, Travis Johnson t...@ida.net wrote: I could be wrong, but even being self-employed, you are still subject to the OSHA rules. You don't need worker's comp insurance, but I think you still have to

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Loads

2009-08-24 Thread Robert West
Ah, I have the same problem. I asked mike over at UBNT the other day about that with the Bullet M's. I wanted to know if it was cool to power them up without antenna because I needed to configure 12 of them and I didn't want my eyes to melt. He said it was okay for a short period of time..

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Loads

2009-08-24 Thread Robert West
You sure this isn't the Ham Radio list? J From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Jack Unger Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 5:33 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Antenna Loads Jeremy forgot to add: 1. Solder the LMR center

Re: [WISPA] Changing cards in Mikrotik

2009-08-24 Thread Robert West
My battery would be dead. They are ALWAYS DEAD! -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Josh Luthman Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 6:46 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Changing cards in Mikrotik Crescent wrench

Re: [WISPA] Changing cards in Mikrotik

2009-08-24 Thread eje
No as self employed your exempt, as long as what your not doing is not endangering a employee or creating a hazard to them because you have to provide a work place to an employee that is free from *recognized* hazards that could cause harm or death to your employee. There are three types of

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Bill Gaylord
I do the exact same thing and it has been flawless. I use eoip tunnels from the wireless to the 493 to better separate radios. No perfomance issues at all. Bill Gaylord Robert West wrote: Do you use a transparent bridge between them and the 493? At first I was thinking that was a lot for

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Scott Carullo
Why would you use eoip tunnels from the radio to the router when you are plugging them into the 493 anyway? That seems to reverse what you are trying to accomplish simplicity and performance wise... Scott Carullo Brevard Wireless 321-205-1100 x102 Original Message From:

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Loads

2009-08-24 Thread Jack Unger
Ops...better remember to trim the bananas for minimum SWR oh yeah - the pickle juice should be from kosher dills... Robert West wrote: You sure this isn't the Ham Radio list? J From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Jack Unger

Re: [WISPA] Gettin sick of Microtik

2009-08-24 Thread Bill Gaylord
Mostly because many of my sites begin as a 433 on the tower with 2 radios and nothing on the ground. As the site grows, I move the routing functions to the ground into something with more power. Sometimes a PC based MT, other times a 433AH. I then will use 2 tunnels to separate the two

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Loads

2009-08-24 Thread Scott Lambert
On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 05:10:06PM -0400, Steve Barnes wrote: For bench purposes, how hard is it to build antenna loads for the bench. I hate having to hook up a antenna, LMR and Pigtail every time I test a radio. I am pretty new to this Building my own stuff and not buying preconfigured.

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Loads

2009-08-24 Thread Mike
You can strip the shield back on coax like suggested, but you stand the chance of having too high of a standing wave ratio and harming the RF amp. You can just keep a couple rubber duckies with the right gender changer on the bench, or terminate to a proper dummy load like these:

Re: [WISPA] BBS'n

2009-08-24 Thread RickG
I got my Trash 80 in 1978 when I was just out of high school. The 16k upgrade was a buget buster. -RickG On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 10:21 PM, Robert Westrobert.w...@just-micro.com wrote: Oh, god no! I bought so much TRS-80 crap that in 1998, the manager of my local Radio Shack called me up and

Re: [WISPA] BBS'n

2009-08-24 Thread RickG
LOL, the VIC-20 was my upgrade from the TRS-80. Never got the floppy. Just went straight to the IBM PCjr for the color sound. -RickG On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 12:07 AM, Tom DeReggiwirelessn...@rapiddsl.net wrote: I wrote my first BBS software to work/go live on a Commodore Vic-20, and 150kb

Re: [WISPA] Changing cards in Mikrotik

2009-08-24 Thread Blair Davis
The first thing I was taught, many years ago, was never do high work alone. jp wrote: You should have someone with you on site when you climb towers. Even if you are self employed and not subject to OSHA rules, it's still a good idea. Most of the tower deaths or falls I read about very

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Loads

2009-08-24 Thread RickG
He says that cool as a cucumber! -RickG On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 7:16 PM, Jack Ungerjun...@ask-wi.com wrote: Ops...better remember to trim the bananas for minimum SWR oh yeah - the pickle juice should be from kosher dills... Robert West wrote: You sure this isn't the Ham Radio list?

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Loads

2009-08-24 Thread RickG
I thought a dummy load was this thread! ducking On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 7:32 PM, Scott Lambertlamb...@lambertfam.org wrote: On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 05:10:06PM -0400, Steve Barnes wrote: For bench purposes, how hard is it to build antenna loads for the bench.  I hate having to hook up a

[WISPA] solar site

2009-08-24 Thread Marlon K. Schafer
Hi All, Sorry for the cross post. Time is short on this project and I need a lot of help. I've never done a solar project. Never really even looked at them due to the costs I've seen tossed about. Now I have a customer that's willing to purchase the initial equipment needed to cover his

Re: [WISPA] Handheld GPS recommendations, anyone?

2009-08-24 Thread Marlon K. Schafer
My mechanic does a LOT of snow mobiling. He and his buddies all have a gps unit with a built in walkie talkie. Very cool. It uses a rechargeable battery that he says easily lasts a day. I think it'll use AA batteries too in a pinch. That's what I've been thinking of getting. It's a bit

Re: [WISPA] Handheld GPS recommendations, anyone?

2009-08-24 Thread Christopher Erickson
I use the Garmin Rinos. Street/Topo mapping/logging GPS's combined with a GMRS 2-way radios and a bunch of other stuff. My favorite is the 530. Way cool toys. My advice is always free and worth every penny! -Christopher Erickson Network Design Engineer 5432 E. Northern Lights Blvd., Suite 529

Re: [WISPA] solar site

2009-08-24 Thread Scott Carullo
When you are done compiling your list share the final back out please. Scott Carullo Brevard Wireless 321-205-1100 x102 Original Message From: Marlon K. Schafer o...@odessaoffice.com Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:10 AM To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] solar site

2009-08-24 Thread Paul Rice
Hi Marlon, Solar isn't that hard we just need to look at a details to figure out what is required and move on from there here are details to figure out about solar to make sure it works right 1. figure out how many watt-hours a day he will need for MT radio. Average and maximum watt-hours 2.