Re: [WISPA] Mounting on silos

2010-07-17 Thread Scott Reed
Yep, we do the radios at the bottom on these. Part of what prompted the post is that the trees grew this spring and we need to the the antenna higher. And then we have those few that we need to get 360* coverage from, so we need to get above the dome. Marlon K. Schafer wrote: One way to

Re: [WISPA] Mounting on silos

2010-07-17 Thread Scott Reed
For at least one of them the dome is 15' or more high. I may be able to find a picture to post Wednesday. Justin Wilson wrote: Most silos like scott is dealing with have no ladder going to the very top. Imagine a domed water tower with no ladder to the top of the dome. They never were

Re: [WISPA] Mounting on silos

2010-07-17 Thread Mike
Poulon Pro 20 inch chainsaws are on sale at Northern; around $100. Mike _ From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Scott Reed Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2010 11:11 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Mounting on silos Yep, we

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik User Manager Limitations and Alternatives

2010-07-17 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
I've got the server in production now. Everything is a bit overkill (except the CPU, but it's ok). 1.6GHz Atom (dual core, HT off), 2GB of RAM and dual 16GB high speed CF cards (RAID-1 in a 2.5 SATA enclosure). The UM interface is still not instantaneous, but it is improved. When it hits the

Re: [WISPA] Trango Fox 5580 and 5300 SUs For Sale

2010-07-17 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
Curious, what PtMP platform are you using to replace Trango? -Paul On Jul 15, 2010, at 12:52 PM, Steven McGehee wrote: Apologies if this is the wrong outlet to send this to, but would anyone be interested in purchasing used Trango Fox M5580 (5.8Ghz) and/or Trango 5300 (5.3Ghz) subscriber

Re: [WISPA] Mounting on silos

2010-07-17 Thread Scott Reed
we have discussed hiring a helicopter to fly upside down at 40' AGL. Mike wrote: Poulon Pro 20 inch chainsaws are on sale at Northern; around $100. Mike *From:* wireless-boun...@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Mounting on silos

2010-07-17 Thread Mike
I am always on the lookout for derelict Rohn 25 sections. I buy them and stack them behind my barn. I recently bought this steel thing with a hinged base that telescopes to 45 feet or so. I would think if you augered a hole in the ground, planted a Rohn 25, you could stabilize it against the

Re: [WISPA] Mounting on silos

2010-07-17 Thread Scott Reed
East central Indiana, I70 at the IN-OH state line. That may be the best way. Should be lots of old TV tower that we could get for taking it down. Stand it up beside the silo and bolt it to the side. Should be able to get 2 sections (20') above the concrete, so should clear the dome. Mike

Re: [WISPA] Mounting on silos

2010-07-17 Thread Mike
We are a ways apart. I am in central Iowa. I have had the best luck augering or digging a hole and setting the end in the hole to keep it from kicking out. You don't have to go very deep. Pour gravel around it to keep water from sitting on the steel. I pay $20.00 per stick and take it down

Re: [WISPA] Mounting on silos

2010-07-17 Thread Robert West
Just drive through any subdivision built before the 80's and you'll see LOTS of old American Tower style TV tower just ripe for the picking. No need to buy, they will usually let you have it just for taking it down. I've seen on Craig's List where they advertise CHARGING 75 bucks to take it