Re: [WISPA] It's been a ride... Some up, some down.

2012-05-02 Thread MDK
There was a time, Marlon, when I would have agreed with you. Except that I've been paying attention for a quite a few years... compromise is what got us to this. Not galloping, leaps and bounds, unhindered statism, but the exact compromise you are talking about - it ALWAYS goes in one

Re: [WISPA] It's been a ride... Some up, some down.

2012-05-02 Thread MDK
I knew I could count on you to demonstrate complete ignorance of What Should Be, Because It Once Was. The founders would curse you for having no understanding. ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++

[WISPA] It's been a ride... Some up, some down.

2012-05-01 Thread MDK
As the anniversary of my full 8th year actively in the wireless internet business is here, I decided to make some comments. My interest in wireless internet, and actual efforts to actually start doing it are now 14 years old. Yes, really, it was that long ago. And I'm feeling much older

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2011-11-07 Thread MDK
someone up there in DC is listening. Did you happen to mention anything about our need of access to TVWS? Scriv On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 12:56 PM, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: Monday morning I got a phone call from a 202 number and answered it. The name sounded vaguely familiar, but he

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2011-11-01 Thread MDK
Tom: I understand your position that we should respect authority, but there's also the fact that sometimes, you have to stand up to people who are not supposed to be doing what they're doing, even when in government office. As far as it goes, I have nothing to lose, really. While the business

Re: [WISPA] Neighbor Sharing Internet

2011-11-01 Thread MDK
I don't do anything. I will do tech support ONLY for the paying person, and won't respond to complaints of slow or anything else. Am I losing money? Mulitple perspectives; 1. I've got a customer that pays a bill. 2. if I prohibit it, there's probably not much chance they'll all sign

[WISPA] Net Neutrality

2011-11-01 Thread MDK
Monday morning I got a phone call from a 202 number and answered it. The name sounded vaguely familiar, but he finally identified himself as the assistant to my congressman. Ahh, now I know why I recognize the name. Been in politics around here for many years. State and federal.

Re: [WISPA] Neighbor Sharing Internet

2011-11-01 Thread MDK
does not need to be adhered to. On 11/1/11 12:38 PM, MDK wrote: I don't do anything. I will do tech support ONLY for the paying person, and won't respond to complaints of slow or anything else. Am I losing money? Mulitple perspectives; 1. I've got a customer that pays a bill. 2

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2011-10-30 Thread MDK
If I ever post anything in regards to it will be: Hey, FCC, I claim my Constitution right to be unencumbered by laws which neither you nor Congress have any authority to write, go stick your head in the sand! Sincerely: John Q Public. ++ Neofast, Inc, Making

Re: [WISPA] Weekend Politics that Make Sense

2011-09-20 Thread MDK
The mythical starving Congresscritter has never been located. If one had ever been found, I'd be prepared to agree with you. But, since most of them are far wealthier than you and I have any chance to be, then I'd say this is invalid. The fact of the matter, is that issue at hand is who

Re: [WISPA] The Legislative Situation Is Dire

2011-07-21 Thread MDK
The thing is, he has no constitutional authority for ANY of this. Instead, we have the three blind mice trying to make the country work. WE know what we're doing and how to get it done. They need to respect that they don't know squat and need to get the heck out of the way.

Re: [WISPA] The Legislative Situation Is Dire

2011-07-19 Thread MDK
Mark, you seem to think that what I'm advocating is a 'dream' or some kind of old fashioned fantasy. To correct your mistake here, I must point out that the system you seem to want to continue has brought this nation to the brink of bankrtuptcy, destroyed our industrial and scientific base,

Re: [WISPA] The Legislative Situation Is Dire

2011-07-17 Thread MDK
Ok, lets get this in perspective. I am one, uno, sole, lone person. While I believe I am right, I am NOT interested in saying I have a right to impose my views on all this stuff on all the other members of WISPA. Two years ago, I asked, prodded, and then nagged, to see if WISPA would

Re: [WISPA] The Legislative Situation Is Dire

2011-07-17 Thread MDK
+100 Rick. And it is this fundamental philosophical perspective that I am asking WISPA to answer - what is the official position? If there is none, then are all the positions and statements and arguments just convenient at the moment? Does WISPA advocate for things that will result in

Re: [WISPA] The Legislative Situation Is Dire

2011-07-15 Thread MDK
Nice re-write of history, Forbes. Who are you trying to protect? It is NOT Congress which has been the motivating factor behind the FCC's anti-competitive behavior... It has been the administration and the people that this administration have appointed and have hired, combined with a small

Re: [WISPA] The Legislative Situation Is Dire

2011-07-15 Thread MDK
A plan of action? If I said this is what WISPA should do and laid it out in detail, all you'd do is say who are you? Why should we hacve to do what you say? Frankly, I have no idea why you're having difficulty. You see, when you have proper business principles as your guiding mechanism,

[WISPA] FCC not listening to us

2011-06-03 Thread MDK
Take what you read here with a grain of salt, the quality of articles is variable. However, that at some level, the hearings were a sham, is not to be disputed. When partisans, who are motivated to implement political ideology, over stewardship of public assets, are appointed to office...

Re: [WISPA] Living Disaster Fund - Not a One Time Charity Event

2011-04-28 Thread MDK
If possible, the idea would be in cases where insurance is likely to eventually compensate, it could act as a loan, and the fund is replenished whenever insurance finally cuts a check. Where there is not going to be insurance, perhaps the operator can agree to future payments for partial

Re: [WISPA] Living Disaster Fund - Not a One Time Charity Event

2011-04-28 Thread MDK
I made a small donation, as well. Come on guys, I know a lot of you are better off than me. We should be able to make an adequate fund in 2 days ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++ From: MDK

Re: [WISPA] WISP Testifying before Congress Wednes - Kill NetNeutrality- What you can do!

2011-03-06 Thread MDK
If you speak to to Walden, thank him for his efforts. He's my congressman and has been at the very front of this the whole time. Thanks ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++ From: Tom DeReggi Sent:

Re: [WISPA] net neutrality... Two articles...

2011-03-05 Thread MDK
it. Rick From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of MDK Sent: Saturday, March 05, 2011 1:09 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: [WISPA] net neutrality... Two articles... http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/147121-house-leadership

[WISPA] net neutrality... Two articles...

2011-03-04 Thread MDK
http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/147121-house-leadership-questions-why-industry-isnt-fighting-in-net-regs?tmpl=componentprint=1page= Excerpt: House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) convened a meeting of top communications companies on Wednesday morning, where he questioned why

Re: [WISPA] Smith: Companies must save private data to combat child porn

2011-01-25 Thread MDK
Careful Matt, someone might confuse you and me, if you keep up this attitude Just a friendly warning ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++ From: Matt Larsen - Lists Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 8:50 PM

Re: [WISPA] Connected Nation Rules

2011-01-16 Thread MDK
Matt, I commend your thoughts, and how you chose to write them. I always admire people who speak clearly, but from the heart. I would like to add something, or perhaps just explain why I think this industry will never become the domain of a few large players. Our industry requires a

[WISPA] Looking for residential WISP in Phoenix area.

2011-01-13 Thread MDK
Please contact me offlist, by email, only... mark at neofast dot net ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 ++ WISPA Wants You! Join

Re: [WISPA] MIMO antenna cabling...

2011-01-12 Thread MDK
Scanner software for Ncards yet? Tom DeReggi RapidDSL Wireless, Inc IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband - Original Message - From: MDK To: WISPA General List Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 2:16 PM Subject: [WISPA] MIMO antenna cabling... I'm in the position of wanting

[WISPA] MIMO antenna cabling...

2011-01-11 Thread MDK
I'm in the position of wanting to test the Star-OS MIMO mode, and it occurs to me that connecting an antenna through a few feet of cable may have some pitfalls... I'm going to use dual polarity antennas, and so I'm wondering if I need to use very closely matching cable lengths for the cables

Re: [WISPA] MIMO antenna cabling...

2011-01-11 Thread MDK
: support Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 11:51 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] MIMO antenna cabling... 10ft in RF cable is a Bad Idea I would put you board in a weather proof box and put it next to your antennas On 1/11/2011 1:16 PM, MDK wrote: I'm in the position of wanting

Re: [WISPA] FCC Commish: No need for net neutrality; we have white spaces!

2011-01-03 Thread MDK
To heck with the critics! What do they know? Did anyone ask the people who know something, rather than just the pointy-headed academics? NN rules are a disaster waiting to happen, and open access is an unsustainable model based on a pretend market. He is absolutely right, however,

Re: [WISPA] bandwidth provider at Westin

2011-01-01 Thread MDK
:57 AM To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] bandwidth provider at Westin spectrumnet.us (aka condointernet) http://www.seattleix.net/ - get on this! :) http://www.seattleix.net/participants.htm ryan On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 9:52 AM, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote

Re: [WISPA] Figuring it out

2011-01-01 Thread MDK
I've had my one test sector up for some time, and then it suddenly developed ethernet issues. I changed both cables and switch, and no joy. I have the replacement rocket, just waiting for the moment I can get back up there and replace it. Since this is more common than it should be,

[WISPA] bandwidth provider at Westin

2010-12-30 Thread MDK
I'm looking for wholesale bandwidth providers located in Westin.. Anyone have names / etc? Thanks Mark ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++

Re: [WISPA] Wow- and how stimulus works

2010-12-24 Thread MDK
' wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] Wow- and how stimulus works MDK- just for you. :-} -Or It is a slow day in the small Minnesota town of Marshall, and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit. A rich tourist visiting

[WISPA] Merry Christmas, every one

2010-12-24 Thread MDK
RE: [WISPA] Wow- and how stimulus worksTo hopes your family can be together, your health be good, your world have peace. May the One who was born on whatever day it was, bless you and yours, and keep you throughout the year so you may again reach other Christmas. Mark

Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless

2010-12-23 Thread MDK
empire under protection, then take advantage of said situation. You should have never had that protection. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com On 12/21/2010 4:30 PM, MDK wrote: Jeromie, my socialist (or was that anarchist, I can't ever remember) friend

Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless

2010-12-23 Thread MDK
: The first step to breaking the net was form 477. On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 1:57 PM, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: The whole problem was creating monopolies in the first place, and then pretending you can fix what you broke by half-baked notions of government created

[WISPA] I probably haven't been clear...

2010-12-23 Thread MDK
This business about winning and losing... For me, winning is about being in charge of my life and my business. Who has veto power over what I choose to do? Me. That's winning. Losing: When someone else has veto power over any decision I make. Example, the FCC decides which aspects of

Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless

2010-12-23 Thread MDK
23, 2010 11:41 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless Normally I don't open a message from MDK for fear of witnessing what I have become accustomed to. It took me a few days to do it, but I did open this thread. And I have to say I don't mind

Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless

2010-12-23 Thread MDK
, December 23, 2010 12:06 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless At 12/23/2010 02:19 PM, MDK wrote: That was the camel's nose in the tent, so to speak. NN and content regulation is merely some more of the camel through the door

Re: [WISPA] Wow

2010-12-23 Thread MDK
You know, the thing about this, is that it would probably be GOOD, not bad. It would eventually result in people noticing that data consumption is a little like your water bill... The more you use, the more it costs. These people believe that an ISP's connection to you is unlimited... All

Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless

2010-12-21 Thread MDK
The whole problem was creating monopolies in the first place, and then pretending you can fix what you broke by half-baked notions of government created markets... There is NOTHING broke about 'internet' because it hasn't been regulated. Your issue is nothing but a complaint about the results

Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless

2010-12-21 Thread MDK
I'm sure you mean well, but I'm not even stirred up yet. ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++ -- From: Faisal Imtiaz fai...@snappydsl.net Sent: Monday,

Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless

2010-12-21 Thread MDK
Bob, that's about the truest comments on the matter... ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++ From: Bob Moldashel Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 6:34 AM To: li...@stlbroadband.com ; WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless

2010-12-21 Thread MDK
The problem we have here, Faisal, is not about constructive criticism. I am not arguing the value of policy X vs policy Y, but frustrated that the vast majority of US, who have the most to lose, speak of these things in terms of such inevitability, as if losing the battle against overreaching

Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless

2010-12-21 Thread MDK
fgoldst...@ionary.com Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 11:43 AM To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless At 12/21/2010 01:57 PM, MDK wrote: The whole problem was creating monopolies in the first place, and then pretending you can fix

Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless

2010-12-21 Thread MDK
, at worst you will end up learning about a whole series of events that got us this point... And it is not due to some individual who went to Washington and Kissed someone ! :) Faisal Imtiaz Snappy Internet Telecom On 12/21/2010 3:06 PM, MDK wrote: I wholeheartedly disagree with your premise

Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless

2010-12-21 Thread MDK
. Smith Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:17 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 15:08, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: So, I disagree with his premise, and his argument about the premise, that wired telephony

Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless

2010-12-21 Thread MDK
Jeromie, my socialist (or was that anarchist, I can't ever remember) friend, how are ya? I was thinking about making a run to a wrecking yard up that way and stopping by to see how things were going. Anyway, each time I read this solution it reminds me why it won't work. Let's say I move to

Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless

2010-12-21 Thread MDK
, MDK wrote: Fred gave his reasons, which if I were to answer to, I'd have to quote him, but the gist of what he said, was that the NEXT operator to come along would have to pay MORE to compete than the original. Yes, to reach the first customer, as well as on a per-customer basis, which

Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless

2010-12-20 Thread MDK
No, we LOST. You see, once they have the power, they have the power.It is not a victory to be partially regulated, or to get partial exemption. I cannot imagine why industry is rolling over and playing dead for this. As far as I'm concerned it's come and arrest me, coppers and I will

Re: [WISPA] Flexible rules promised for wireless

2010-12-20 Thread MDK
/2+ split, with some licensed being (like cellular) and some licensed not being bound (like 3.65, sub 700) and opening more spectrum (that is a mix of bound and non-bound) and see where that takes us. Time to wake up and go pickup the kids. On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 4:30 PM, MDK rea

Re: [WISPA] Friday Funny

2010-11-07 Thread MDK
Ehhh... Not that strange. Several winters ago, we put in a small POP on the roof of a 2.5 story house in the mountains. You can stand on the roof and see, 17 miles away, the other end of the point, and with binoculars, see the house and all in the middle of wheat fields. This link runs

[WISPA] anyone know what this is about?

2010-10-19 Thread MDK
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/19/us/19wiretap.html?_r=1 Quote: An Obama administration task force that includes officials from the Justice and Commerce Departments, the F.B.I.and other agencies recently began working on draft legislation to strengthen and expand the Communications Assistance

Re: [WISPA] anyone know what this is about?

2010-10-19 Thread MDK
? They'll call it the obama-air bill. On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 11:35 AM, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/19/us/19wiretap.html?_r=1 Quote: An Obama administration task force that includes officials from the Justice and Commerce Departments, the F.B.I.and other

[WISPA] Sea Change - about the FCC

2010-10-14 Thread MDK
This morning my favorite news site had yet another article about the FCC, labled walking a fine line where they're distancing themselves a bit from full on telecom style regulation and trying to sell some vague in between approach. To be honest, the electorate isn't in favor of ISP

Re: [WISPA] TV White Space

2010-09-27 Thread MDK
Nothing will happen until the database is created. At that point, some software tool will search it for you, and once some equipment is built, it should auto-register for you, as well as control the channels. For the moment, there's nothing any of us can do. You can't stake out a claim, as

Re: [WISPA] Today is a Momentous Day for our Industry - Sept. 23rd, 2010

2010-09-26 Thread MDK
Oh... I thought it was just me having issues with the site. If you move REAL slow, it seems to work fine. ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++ -- From:

Re: [WISPA] Today is a Momentous Day for our Industry - Sept. 23rd, 2010

2010-09-26 Thread MDK
PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Today is a Momentous Day for our Industry - Sept. 23rd, 2010 Well since I'm Yakima you now have my attention! Forbes Mercy President - Washington Broadband, Inc. On 9/25/2010 5:00 PM, MDK wrote: Your sarcasm would be, well, effective, if I

Re: [WISPA] Today is a Momentous Day for our Industry - Sept. 23rd, 2010

2010-09-25 Thread MDK
I'm not trying to throw cold water on you, but before anyone gets themselves all excited, they better make use of the spectrumbridge tool and see if they have ANY available channels.I'm relatively rural and I have ONLY 2-9. All other frequencies are either adjacent to in use or in use.

Re: [WISPA] Today is a Momentous Day for our Industry - Sept. 23rd, 2010

2010-09-25 Thread MDK
Your sarcasm would be, well, effective, if I weren't correct about there being no way to use it. No other WISP is going to be able to do what I can't do, either, Jack. In my town, there is ONE UHF channel. 6 mhz. That's it. In the mountains, where we need it due to forest, it can't be

Re: [WISPA] testing... What happened?

2010-09-10 Thread MDK
General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] testing... What happened? There was a post 1.5 hours before this one. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com On 9/9/2010 1:28 AM, MDK wrote: No wispa traffic in days

[WISPA] testing... What happened?

2010-09-09 Thread MDK
No wispa traffic in days. WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/ WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality statement from Genakowski

2010-09-03 Thread MDK
I find it disturbing that almost no public discussion of this is going on. Is this a matter where we think that the imposition will have little or no effect on us, or do we expect to simply ignore it, or is everyone just confident it won't happen? There's a lot going on, on many fronts,

[WISPA] Net Neutrality statement from Genakowski

2010-09-02 Thread MDK
Yesterday, the Chairman released a statement on net neutrality, which basically said We need more public comment. This an excerpt from his published statement: Recent events have highlighted questions on how open Internet rules should apply to 'specialized' services and to mobile broadband --

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality statement from Genakowski

2010-09-02 Thread MDK
02, 2010 1:21 PM To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality statement from Genakowski At 9/2/2010 03:20 PM, MDK wrote: Yesterday, the Chairman released a statement on net neutrality, which basically said We need more public comment. Yes, we'll need to send

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality statement from Genakowski

2010-09-02 Thread MDK
How, uhh.. .do they propose to ban doing this? Note how the proposed rules essentially outlaw the competitive provision of non-POTS telecommunications service (anything but plain Internet access). They suggest that a large ISP is allowed to offer some small percentage of their network

Re: [WISPA] Katrina, Five Years Later

2010-09-01 Thread MDK
I'll second that.Mac, and all the other people who so selflessly put in money and time and pain and sleepless hours and living without showers for days to camping in crowded trailers and trying to get a cell signal and get communication out to get stuff in, for countless hours that'll never

Re: [WISPA] Suggestions for high bandwidth @ 25 miles.

2010-08-31 Thread MDK
++ From: Josh Luthman Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 8:15 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Suggestions for high bandwidth @ 25 miles. I have NSM5 that do 150 megs aggregate right now. On Aug 30, 2010 11:09 PM, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: I've already got

Re: [WISPA] Suggestions for high bandwidth @ 25 miles.

2010-08-31 Thread MDK
@ 25 miles. On 8/31/2010 11:44 AM, MDK wrote: Even when the radio rates stay up, throughput falls. Haven't seen that. There are some issues as such due to alignment, firmware and Ack settings... that affect all links, medium range long range. To get to higher end of the throughput

Re: [WISPA] Slight variations in antenna height, big path loss change

2010-08-30 Thread MDK
I won't claim any great expertise here, but I have seen the same from RM. There is some minor thing wrong with the way Fresnel is calculated that seems to cause this. If you leave the link right as it is, but change the overall size of your map, you may find that the odd up and down rssi

Re: [WISPA] Ubiquiti AirMax Sectors

2010-08-30 Thread MDK
The H/V patterns DO NOT PERFECTLY OVERLAP.Duhhh. Had some strange RSSI anomalies I could not understand until I moved the antenna. Actually pointing it farther away resulted in better RSSI. There seem to be some mild nulls at or rather near the edges of the beams, where the V and H will

[WISPA] Suggestions for high bandwidth @ 25 miles.

2010-08-30 Thread MDK
Assuming that spectrum (frequencies open) is not a problem, what would you use in the 5 ghz range to reach 25 miles?Want to do full duplex 100 M ethernet connection. ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589

Re: [WISPA] Suggestions for high bandwidth @ 25 miles.

2010-08-30 Thread MDK
, 2010 4:22 PM To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] Suggestions for high bandwidth @ 25 miles. Proxim, Ubiquiti M... Josh Luthman Office: 937-552-2340 Direct: 937-552-2343 1100 Wayne St Suite 1337 Troy, OH 45373 On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 7:18 PM, MDK rea

Re: [WISPA] solar power setup

2010-08-30 Thread MDK
Send me an email offlist at mark (at) neofast dot net and I'll design the whole system for you, including what kind of reliability, etc, for your locality. I'll even find you good prices and the right kind of parts to make it work well. I know the best places to buy pretty much

Re: [WISPA] Matchmaker and Taxpayer Waste

2010-08-24 Thread MDK
Make the message simple and easy to understand. END IT! Might even sell. ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++ From: Rick Harnish Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 4:04 PM To: memb...@wispa.org ; 'WISPA

Re: [WISPA] Broadband work with Indian Reservation

2010-08-13 Thread MDK
I tried to, but it fell through.They chose to spend a HUGE amount of money for Fiber to the curb and try to administer it themselves, rather than about 15% of the cost for me to bring in broadband and maintain it. As far as I know, it has been a disaster, but they're now so invested in it

Re: [WISPA] Broadband work with Indian Reservation

2010-08-13 Thread MDK
all their people. Instead they just built a huge new Tribal headquarters and are trying to get money to build a huge gambling casino. Travis Microserv MDK wrote: I tried to, but it fell through.They chose to spend a HUGE amount of money for Fiber to the curb and try

Re: [WISPA] [Motorola II] Broadband work with Indian Reservation

2010-08-13 Thread MDK
YOu have it all wrong. Suppose you live in a land where your culture is incapable of dealing with the rest of the world around it, but the invaders are bleeding hearts who give you land and let you try to continue your incompatible culture unchanged in a world where it is outdated, outmoded

Re: [WISPA] Coronal Mass Ejection

2010-08-06 Thread MDK
I've got a number of links and customers and whatnot, in the LONG category, many past 20 miles.lots of backhauls over 10 miles. So far, haven't seen anything I recognize as something unusual. ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589

Re: [WISPA] Ubiquiti Link - Poor Performance

2010-08-06 Thread MDK
I've had several UBNT devices lose output power suddenly. Then one side of the link is about 18-20 db lower than the other, and the throughput goes away, badly. Do you have a large RXSL differences between sides on any link? ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy

Re: [WISPA] Tell Google not to destroy the Internet

2010-08-05 Thread MDK
This is about business. Don't insult us by posting Huffington as anything but trash. There's no detail in the story whatsoever, to judge the merits of the conclusions of the writer, so I assume it's pure trash, like everything else on Huffington. ++ Neofast,

Re: [WISPA] Tell Google not to destroy the Internet

2010-08-05 Thread MDK
Suite 1337 Troy, OH 45373 On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 3:01 PM, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: This is about business. Don't insult us by posting Huffington as anything but trash. There's no detail in the story whatsoever, to judge the merits of the conclusions of the writer, so I assume

Re: [WISPA] Tell Google not to destroy the Internet

2010-08-05 Thread MDK
Want your internet to move faster, pay me more money.I tell my customers that. Wow, what a criminal I am. Destroying the internet. Sheesh.Can we get past the noise and on to what an immense opportunity this would be for private enterprise to thrash Verizon? If Qwest, Charter would

Re: [WISPA] OT: New Tax Recordkeeping Rules Will Cost Small Businesses

2010-08-04 Thread MDK
That came to the attention of the list several months ago.What's come out since then, is that the IRS itself hasn't the capacity to even deal with the 1099's, nor have they the automated capacity to do what Congress intended they use them for. Nor has Congress provided the means of

Re: [WISPA] Multiple sectors, one frequency?

2010-08-04 Thread MDK
Fred, a guy on the UBNT site was offering some RF shields for the UBNT sectors. Those, combined with spacing and screening and grounding, appeared to bring the RXSL down low enough to actually put the same frequencies on the same tower.Or, if it were a building or water tank, But, Airmax

[WISPA] net neutrality, there may be hope yet...

2010-08-03 Thread MDK
On the political side of the issue, the anti-Genakowski allies are increasing in number and strength. http://biggovernment.com/smotley/2010/08/03/another-week-of-growing-opposition-to-fccs-internet-grab/#more-152353 I, for one, think that if Comcast Charter or Qwest, or anyone, started

Re: [WISPA] [WISPA Members] Health Insurance

2010-08-03 Thread MDK
I have limited sympathy with your comments for a simple reason...Health Care IS NOW a political topic.So is broadband. So is internet network operations. So is bandwidth control, so is hiring someone, so is firing someone, so are the money management choices you make, so is

Re: [WISPA] net neutrality, there may be hope yet...

2010-08-03 Thread MDK
Do you mean by bandwidth, the number of bytes moved, or the maximum velocity at which they can move?In the question below, that is. ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++ From: Jack Unger Sent:

Re: [WISPA] USF Reform Bill Introduced - The most compelling reason todocument and map your network coverage ever

2010-07-28 Thread MDK
Great, they want to tax us now. Nothing like getting kicked in the head.Tax the little guy to subsidize the big one.What a wonderful plan. This is worse than NOTHING. + Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589

Re: [WISPA] USF Reform Bill Introduced - The most compelling reasonto document and map your network coverage ever

2010-07-28 Thread MDK
How can this be good?IT IS A PER-CUSTOMER TAX ON OUR SERVICE AND GAURANTEED TO NEVER HELP SMALL PROVIDERS. Cripes, this is good? There's ONE good plan. USF go byebye. ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589

Re: [WISPA] U.S. not getting broadband fast enough, FCC Says

2010-07-21 Thread MDK
Let's see... the Administration continues to implement wildly absurd and destructive policies, continues a mad dash desperate attempt to bankrupt the country with spending so insane it boggles the mind, continues to take over industries with regulatory legislation that makes less sense than

Re: [WISPA] Rural Telco in Washington Gets $17,763 per line

2010-07-13 Thread MDK
If you did, how would you sleep at night, knowing you're ripping off money for nuttin? ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++ -- From: Glenn Kelley

Re: [WISPA] Rural Telco in Washington Gets $17,763 per line

2010-07-13 Thread MDK
against the use of our tax dollars for all these wasteful programs. I think all other utilities should be made to stand on their own as well. What better way to show that it works than by our own example? On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 11:14 AM, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: If you did, how would

Re: [WISPA] yet another WiMAX vs LTE article

2010-07-01 Thread MDK
Xg's product is stated to allow small operators to offer a cellular like service, using the 900 spectrum.They say they can deal with crowded spectrum, and it's designed for low density population. What it amounts to is an IP mobile network, using portable VOIP phones. It is interesting,

Re: [WISPA] 900MHz VS 3.65GHz

2010-06-30 Thread MDK
Patrick, could you de-jargonize what 'second order diversity' means? ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++ -- From: Patrick Leary ple...@apertonet.com Sent:

[WISPA] Airmax speed

2010-06-28 Thread MDK
I put up a temporary install of a UBNT rocket / sector combination, and it's at one of my regular AP spots, it sees quite a bit of noise. using a nanobridge as a cpe, and with only one other client online... I was able, at 4 miles, to get an internal speed test of 120mbit.This is using

Re: [WISPA] What are the Challenges?

2010-06-27 Thread MDK
I've never been to any WISP or ISP con of any kind. Wanted to, but never had the dough to go. First, St Louis? Why? Go to Las Vegas and do it in early November. There's a cheap way to get to Vegas from anywhere in the US, especially at that time of the year. Heck, round trip from the

Re: [WISPA] It only feels like Friday

2010-06-22 Thread MDK
Anyone with 2 cents worth of common sense could have told them the outcome. The reason most poor are poor in developed nations is because of the poor quality of decisions.Children of families that exhibit this behavior merely continue it.Give them the additional means of wasting more

[WISPA] What, no response to the FCC vote today?

2010-06-18 Thread MDK
This may be our last chance to survive in this business. I know what my position is, and it should be clear to most of you. However, the FCC needs to hear from the smaller operators, and from small business saying Hands off! We can't afford your wishes. And they need to hear it from the

Re: [WISPA] Looking to Sell..........

2010-06-16 Thread MDK
wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] Looking to Sell.. Are you talking 5Ghz? On 6/15/10, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: I'm real happy with the 23 db panels from Arc Wireless. Slightly better RSSI than a 25 db PacW grid. Not expensive, but the mounts are kinda hokey

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