Re: [WISPA] From Today's WSJ

2010-01-22 Thread Stuart Pierce
Under/un-served areas unfortunately doesn't guarantee any take rate or even clients being able to or wanting to make payment. So your own money would be best in those situations rather than stimulus for sure. Marlon K. Schafer wrote: You've got an area with 25k households close by and you

Re: [WISPA] Spectrum Analyzer Recommendation?

2010-01-22 Thread Dennis Burgess
You can't go wrong with a spectran. http://www.linktechs.net/speca.asp These wil do 2.4, 900mhz, 3.65, and your entire 5 gig band. Work great, under 2K! --- Dennis Burgess, CCNA, Mikrotik Certified Trainer, MTCNA, MTCRE, MTCWE, MTCTCE,

Re: [WISPA] Spectrum Analyzer Recommendation?

2010-01-22 Thread Patrick Shoemaker
Personally, I had terrible luck with my Spectran, but I am tired of explaining my story every time this subject comes up. Maybe my particular unit was a dud, but at any rate it was so inaccurate (as verified by a calibrated RF signal generator) that I had to replace it. Patrick Shoemaker

Re: [WISPA] Spectrum Analyzer Recommendation?

2010-01-22 Thread Dennis Burgess
Proper setup is key! --- Dennis Burgess, CCNA, Mikrotik Certified Trainer, MTCNA, MTCRE, MTCWE, MTCTCE, MTCUME Link Technologies, Inc -- Mikrotik WISP Support Services Office: 314-735-0270 Website: http://www.linktechs.net LIVE On-Line

Re: [WISPA] Spectrum Analyzer Recommendation?

2010-01-22 Thread Patrick Shoemaker
I am an EE... I know my way around a spec-an. Patrick Shoemaker Vector Data Systems LLC shoemak...@vectordatasystems.com office: (301) 358-1690 x36 http://www.vectordatasystems.com Dennis Burgess wrote: Proper setup is key! ---

Re: [WISPA] Spectrum Analyzer Recommendation?

2010-01-22 Thread Marlon K. Schafer
Hi Guys, I rented some gear from http://www.trs-rentelco.com/ about a year ago. These guys were a HUGE help in figuring out a problem that had come and gone for years (FM radio interference that was always worse in winter than summer). John called me a few days ago and said they had quite a

Re: [WISPA] Spectrum Analyzer Recommendation?

2010-01-22 Thread jp
We've got an older HP (now agilent) spectrum analyzer that does up to 22ghz. Most people don't know how to use it. I had plenty of experience with O-scopes, and obtained a manual for it, so I'm comfortable with it. The average 25 year old geek would be lost after turning it on. We occasionally

[WISPA] Syslog

2010-01-22 Thread Mike Hammett
I'm looking to setup a syslog server. Like most things open source, there's a whole bunch of projects that sound great, but have been abandoned for years. I'm looking for a setup that's hopefully backed by MySQL. I'd like a GUI of some sort as I really detest the CLI for most things. It

Re: [WISPA] Spectrum Analyzer Recommendation?

2010-01-22 Thread Marlon K. Schafer
The problem with nearly all of the radio based systems is that they don't see constant carrier. Don't even pick it up. I've seen that with both the trango and alvarion vl systems. marlon - Original Message - From: jp j...@saucer.midcoast.com To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Syslog

2010-01-22 Thread Adam Kennedy
Splunk is the way to go for something like that. -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Mike Hammett Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 12:05 PM To: wireless@wispa.org Subject: [WISPA] Syslog I'm looking to setup a syslog server.

Re: [WISPA] From Today's WSJ

2010-01-22 Thread RickG
That is my point. Over my lifetime, I've done a lot of moving and traveling. What I find is that some areas are not as progressive as others - and they want it that way. Why do the Feds think they know whats best for these areas? Dont the locals know whats best for themselves? If the majority in

Re: [WISPA] Spectrum Analyzer Recommendation?

2010-01-22 Thread Patrick Shoemaker
Grab an old Canopy SM off ebay - they have a decent spectrum analyzer built in if you just want to sit it out at a site and get a general feel for what's going on. Patrick Shoemaker Vector Data Systems LLC shoemak...@vectordatasystems.com office: (301) 358-1690 x36

Re: [WISPA] Syslog

2010-01-22 Thread Jeremy Parr
2010/1/22 Adam Kennedy adamkenn...@omnicity.net: Splunk is the way to go for something like that. Splunk is very nice, a reasonably decent free product I have used and been relatively happy with is PHPLogCon.

Re: [WISPA] Spectrum Analyzer Recommendation?

2010-01-22 Thread Blake Bowers
No offense, but as also a BSEE, I offer that many people with a degree still have no clue about test equipment or simple things like soldering irons. I recall all too clearly a young lady who had her BSEE doing an internship with the FBI, who had no idea how those components were actually

Re: [WISPA] Spectrum Analyzer Recommendation?

2010-01-22 Thread lakeland
Well. as a guy that uses this equipment every day I can verify that a large amount of individuals with titles and letters after their names don't have a clue. :-) Not all...just a good quantity of them -B- Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry -Original Message- From: Blake

Re: [WISPA] Spectrum Analyzer Recommendation?

2010-01-22 Thread Patrick Shoemaker
Good point. Right after starting my first year of engineering school, I literally had to teach one of my classmates how to use a phillips screwdriver. This person didn't stick with engineering for long :) I guess I'll just say that I know the difference between my RBW and VBW. Patrick

Re: [WISPA] Spectrum Analyzer Recommendation?

2010-01-22 Thread jp
During high school and college, I had a nice summer job repairing and final testing some expensive government electronics. It used skills I already had, rather than anything from college. The people involved in building what I tested and fixed didn't have any electronics education. They knew

Re: [WISPA] From Today's WSJ

2010-01-22 Thread Scottie Arnett
Yep! and quit spending our money to get it there, if it even registered on the radar. I could go further about all the $$$ they give to rural telco's, but that's another matter. Scott -- Original Message -- From: RickG rgunder...@gmail.com Reply-To: