Re: [WISPA] Electrical Question.......

2010-08-12 Thread ccrum
Three phase does not provide any more or less protection against lightning. I have three phase power to my house...lucky me...live in a 60 year old house. I, and one other guy on my block who still has three phase power, both lost our AC compressors in a lightning storm on the same night two

Re: [WISPA] Electrical Question.......

2010-08-12 Thread ccrum
We just have a 3 phase meter. They read it like any other. Cameron Cameron; I was currious, how does your monthly billing work where you are located. Frank On 8/12/2010 10:20 PM, cc...@dot11net.com wrote: Three phase does not provide any more or less protection against lightning. I have

Re: [WISPA] Question #1 of the Day

2010-06-18 Thread ccrum
Well to help stabilize our environment from an RF stand point, about 4 1/2 years ago eight providers in our area (we being one of them) whose coverage either bordered on each other or overlapped a bit got together and formed a co-op. We agreed not to build towers in each other's existing coverage

Re: [WISPA] Is this a record of some kind?

2010-06-14 Thread ccrum
6 degrees on the vertical. Slotted waveguides are phenomenal performers. This isn't your average t-line patch. We had it tested on the Antenna Products range in Mineral Wells, TX. The patterns were measured in both the E and H planes and we tested several units to verify. They even have some nice

Re: [WISPA] Call Tracking / Customer management software

2010-05-18 Thread ccrum
Hey Sara, Just checking to see if you guys were still interested in a personal demo. Give me shout if/when you are ready. Or just tell me to bug off and I'll quit bothering you ;). Regards, Cameron Crum Wispmon.com Dot11 Networks, Inc. I'm looking for software to tract customer calls,

[WISPA] Woops...Re: Call Tracking / Customer management software

2010-05-18 Thread ccrum
Sorry everyone for the list postreplied to the wrong maildoh! Hey Sara, Just checking to see if you guys were still interested in a personal demo. Give me shout if/when you are ready. Or just tell me to bug off and I'll quit bothering you ;). Regards, Cameron Crum Wispmon.com

Re: [WISPA] Who will be at the Dayton Hamvention this weekend?

2010-05-13 Thread ccrum
At least not the kind of chicks you'd be interested in. Cameron Hamfest? Chicks? Are you nuts? Friendly Regards, Mike -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Robert West Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2010 8:31 AM To:

Re: [WISPA] RUS Deadline Approaching

2010-05-13 Thread ccrum
So, I've read through Alex's little article on disputing, but he seems to leave out the part about Existing Establishments Capable of Receiving High Speed Access within the Proposed Funded Service Area. This is where they want you to tell them the demographics of your service area. While I have

Re: [WISPA] Call Tracking / Customer management software

2010-05-12 Thread ccrum
Be prepared to shell out some cash. In my opinion, it would be well worth either buying an appliance from them or having them do the installation to your specs. Documentation is lacking and it seems as though key parts are deliberately left out. After a month of messing around, I still had to hire

Re: [WISPA] Call Tracking / Customer management software

2010-05-11 Thread ccrum
Wispmon will do all this and much, much more. It is specifically designed for the Wisp Industry. Cameron I'm looking for software to tract customer calls, trouble tickets, appointments, and customer information. Can anyone suggest a good software that can do this. Id like to have web

Re: [WISPA] New WISP

2010-05-07 Thread ccrum
I've never had this work even when using two 5 gig cards, one in the lower band and one in the upper at least when trying to run dual nstreme. My throughput just always sucks. Running 532's, however has great throughput with the same radio cards. I've put little shield envelopes over one of the

Re: [WISPA] Building Heights?

2010-03-29 Thread ccrum
WispMon does this and gives you freznel zone as well ;) Cameron Wouldn't it be cool if when using Google Earth you could draw a straight line between two points and it would calculate the altitude of each origin point then mark in red any place where altitude is higher than the beginning and

Re: [WISPA] POE powered POE Splitter with Switch?

2010-03-17 Thread ccrum
They are Leviton and they work fine for our applications, but I'm looking forward to not having to have the pigtails and being able to plug and unplug directly. Cameron Cool. Those look like Home Depot ethernet jacks you're using to attach to the pigtails. How are they working out for you?

Re: [WISPA] Buying co-op

2010-02-27 Thread ccrum
There is a co-op which exists here in the DFW area among several wisps. The marketing name is Cirra Networks and they operate the coop side under Wispops.com. Officially we are members, but don't participate in the buying because we buy enough volume on our own to get preferred pricing from our

Re: [WISPA] Some days the rats win

2010-02-27 Thread ccrum
How about cables? A bad cable or pinched pig tail can cause lots of problems. It's hard for an antenna to go bad unless it was just manufactured poorly. Cables on the other hand can get moisture in them, get pinched, have a bad crimp or solder, etc. Also, changing polarization in the near field

Re: [WISPA] Billing and CRM solutions

2010-02-17 Thread ccrum
Wispmon will soon have a built in billing function, and it will also have an option to integrate with Quickbooks. It already does high level network monitoring/reporting, CRM, customer/sales qualification and reporting, trouble ticketing, and workorder creation/tracking/scheduling. Look for the

Re: [WISPA] [Wispashow] Decision on WISPA Show

2010-02-08 Thread ccrum
I'd be up for Vegas. I personally like conventions there...lots of fun and I'm usually doing too much business to bring the family anyway. Just my 2 cents. Cameron Central is better. I like not losing a day for travel. I thought St. Louis was suggested at one point, which seems like a decent

Re: [WISPA] [SPAM] Re: Burnt CPE from House Fire

2010-01-07 Thread ccrum
We have had this happen about 5 times. We let it go and actually give them a new one free when they get their house rebuilt. Those customers will never leave us. Cameron Marlon K. Schafer wrote: I had one of these too. In her case we were able to use the outdoor parts, just lost the inside

Re: [WISPA] OT - Glad I Didn't Buy an iPhone

2010-01-06 Thread ccrum
Yep...waited on the Droid myselfawesome. And I can write my own apps without jailbreaking. Cameron Jack Unger wrote: Thank God I'm not addicted to rushing out and buying the latest consumer gadget. If I HAD rushed out and bought an iPhone, I would not be able to rush out now and buy

[WISPA] Freeside import

2009-12-30 Thread ccrum
Sorry to bother everyone again with a freeside question, but has anyone ever successfully imported data using a csv file into freeside? If so, could you hit me off list. Regards, Cameron WISPA Wants You! Join

Re: [WISPA] Being Rude to Customers

2009-12-22 Thread ccrum
You should see what vomit will do to a circuit board...don't ask. Cameron D. Ryan Spott wrote: HA! I have one better.. I get a VERY timid call from a non-customer in my small town Her: hi, can you help me? Promise you won't laugh? Me: sure, what do you need? Her: Can you come by and

Re: [WISPA] Apple Disney TV?

2009-12-22 Thread ccrum
Yes but the sat companies used to charge extra if you wanted the local channels. Now, I'm sure they just include the cost in their price. It's fine with me as long as the customers don't mind the cost being passed on. I'm certainly not going to foot the bill. Cameron Robert West wrote:

Re: [WISPA] Report: Broadband stimulus funds won't suffice

2009-12-14 Thread ccrum
With the exception of the local civil services, I would think that if there were a profit involved in those things, then maybe there would be some accountability too. As it is, most of those programs are nothing to write home about and most don't spend MY money wisely. Cameron Robert West

Re: [WISPA] 5.8 Grids

2009-12-09 Thread ccrum
Looks like metal, but it is just plastic painted silver. A feed encased in metal would not work. Phil Curnutt wrote: The 5.8's have a metal horn, not plastic. The 2.4's are plastic. Phil On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 3:31 PM, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.comwrote: Probably so. The

Re: [WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-08 Thread ccrum
Take the profit out of health care and the quality will go with it. Would you do your job for what the gov will pay? Maybe you haven't noticed, but it takes a smart person and a whole lot of hard work to get into and get through medical school in the US. If there is no incentive above helping

Re: [WISPA] Frequency Planning

2009-12-08 Thread ccrum
Wispmon will. You can enter frequencies per sector and get a visual view in the form of a unique color per frequency per sector on a Map among many of the other features. Hit me off list at my other company (cc...@wispmon.com) and I can help you set up free 30 day trial. Use it for your

Re: [WISPA] Multiple Radio cards in an enclosure

2009-12-03 Thread ccrum
, Dec 3, 2009 at 2:51 PM, ccrum cc...@dot11net.com wrote: We use these for anything larger than a 532. We've had great success with them over the last couple years. Not one has leaked as far as I know. Cameron Marlon K. Schafer wrote: Those look like they have a lot of junk sticking

Re: [WISPA] 20 mile link

2009-12-02 Thread ccrum
As to WispmonWe've actually restructured the pricing plan since MUM with all the great feedback we got there. We also have a Wispmon Sales Edition out which is pretty low cost considering what it does. I'm not sure you'll find another piece of software that will run three simultaneous

Re: [WISPA] Freeside

2009-11-24 Thread ccrum
. -- Ivan Kohler President and Head Geek Freeside Internet Services, Inc. Jory Privett wrote: Did you try calling Ivan directly and have one of his guys look at it? He normally works on a per hour charge Jory - Original Message - From: ccrum cc...@dot11net.com To: WISPA General

Re: [WISPA] Freeside

2009-11-24 Thread ccrum
I can understand this a little, but mail mail servers can be just as complex, and I can find tons of people willing to get paid by the hour to support me on any flavor of mail server on any version of Linux. I'd be willing to pay a nice hourly fee to get my problem fixed. If you have an

Re: [WISPA] Freeside

2009-11-23 Thread ccrum
Jeremy is no longer able to help with Freeside issues outside of their $2200 install fee. If anyone else has some experience, I'm willing to pay and hourly rate. I'm 99% there. I'm just getting an error when trying to run the database setup. I've posted to their forum, but it look like

Re: [WISPA] Freeside

2009-11-23 Thread ccrum
Direct: 937-552-2343 1100 Wayne St Suite 1337 Troy, OH 45373 The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. --- Albert Einstein On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 3:15 PM, ccrum cc...@dot11net.com wrote: Jeremy is no longer able to help with Freeside issues outside of their $2200

Re: [WISPA] Freeside

2009-11-23 Thread ccrum
without a key length at /usr/bin/freeside-setup line 109. CREATE error: BLOB/TEXT column 'job' used in key specification without a key length doing statement: CREATE INDEX h_queue3 ON h_queue ( job ) at /usr/bin/freeside-setup line 109. [frees...@localhost /]$ Cameron ccrum wrote: Running

[WISPA] Freeside

2009-11-20 Thread ccrum
Can anyone help with an installation of Freeside on CentOS 5? Hit me off list if you have a minute to answer a couple of questions. Regards, Cameron WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/

Re: [WISPA] HotSpot

2009-11-09 Thread ccrum
How are you queing? Simple queues, Trees, PCQ? Are you prioritizing VOIP traffic? Is this your main network or the Red Moon stuff? Cameron No it cant. This is what we are currently using and although it can do the HotSpot and queuing it makes VoIP connections very unstable and does not

Re: [WISPA] 5.8 Omni

2009-10-30 Thread ccrum
It's not as trivial as you might think. Getting those things to couple just right is almost an art. If you've ever taken one of those things apart, you'll know what I'm talking about. Most of the ones I've seen appear to have the dielectric between the striplines hand cut and the thicknesses

Re: [WISPA] 5.8 Omni

2009-10-29 Thread ccrum
You won't find a 5 GHz omni at that gain, and if you do, I'd call BS. The vertical beamwidth on an 16dB omni antenna at almost any frequency will be so flat that the antenna would be practically useless. We make a 9-10dB 5.7-5.8 H-pol omni for ourselves, but very few as we just don't use that

Re: [WISPA] 5.8 Omni

2009-10-29 Thread ccrum
That is not really an omni. It is three sectors meant to be fed with three different radios. That being said, and in regard to my last post, a back to back array with a couple of 90's fed correctly would yield a pretty nice omni pattern that you could get close to 16 dB. Two 18 dB sectors with

Re: [WISPA] powering finicky mikrotiks on 24v solar

2009-10-28 Thread ccrum
I use some Cincon Part EC4BW12, dc-dc convertors for anywhere I need to power the sub 28v devices. It will take 18-72 v in and output 12 v. I've had to install a lot of these as most of our sites were 48 v. When we started replacing 532's with the 400 series, we had to put one in for every

Re: [WISPA] powering finicky mikrotiks on 24v solar

2009-10-28 Thread ccrum
nice. How do you connect to that? The spec sheet isn't clear, just says it has pins on it. Randy ccrum wrote: I use some Cincon Part EC4BW12, dc-dc convertors for anywhere I need to power the sub 28v devices. It will take 18-72 v in and output 12 v. I've had to install a lot

Re: [WISPA] Would like to purchase some RF glasses...

2009-10-27 Thread ccrum
It's possible, too that the tree was helping you by adding a diffracting object to the path. I once saw a uW link in Germany that had to go over a sharp mountain peak. There was no way to get a repeater or even a reflector up there, so they used the peak to diffract the signal to the other

Re: [WISPA] Sectoring a tower

2009-10-27 Thread ccrum
As an RF Engineer and an antenna designer, I can say that you don't want 180's. Go with the 120's or even some 90's. You'll get pretty good coverage all the way around even with a couple of 90's back to back. If you are really worried about the small nulls on the sides, make sure your main

Re: [WISPA] Link stability

2009-10-26 Thread ccrum
I would think you should be seeing a better signal than that. I'd replace cards, pigtails, and LMR again. Cameron Mark McElvy wrote: I have a wireless backhaul link that is not as stable as I would like. It is a 15.5 mile shot that has been up for 3 years. MT/CM9/32db dish on both ends. On a

Re: [WISPA] Holy cow!

2009-10-23 Thread ccrum
It is not ludacrous. Sure you can receive with a small yagi or panel or heck, even a set of rabbit ears. It's the uplink that will be the major issue. If you are using small cells for coverage you can probably get away with smaller antennas on the towers, but this will limit your uplink

Re: [WISPA] Holy cow!

2009-10-23 Thread ccrum
Mike, you are certainly correct about the propagation characteristics. This is both good and bad depending on how people plan to deploy. I think that a lot of people are thinking that this space will let you have a self installed, desktop unit because of the NLOS and indoor penetration. My

Re: [WISPA] Holy cow!

2009-10-23 Thread ccrum
We're on the same page now. We've been working on circular designs not just for UHF but uW also. I too think there are major benefits here. We design, manufacture, and use all our tower antennas (please...no remarks about certification) and really think there is a benefit to circular pol. Nice

Re: [WISPA] Identifying 2ft dish frequency

2009-10-21 Thread ccrum
Got a spectrum analyzer and a frequency generator? Or a good network analyzer will do, but most people don't have one laying around. The feeds could literally be anything. You might be better off just calling the MFG of the dish and buying new feeds in the range you want unless you you have a

Re: [WISPA] Identifying 2ft dish frequency

2009-10-21 Thread ccrum
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Re: [WISPA] Identifying 2ft dish frequency

2009-10-21 Thread ccrum
On the PAC solids, as I recall, there is a bump on the feed that can go into one of two slots in the center hole of the dish. When the bump is vertical, the polarity is vertical. When the bump is horizontal, polarity is horizontal. Cameron Butch Evans wrote: On Wed, 2009-10-21 at 10:00

Re: [WISPA] Barriers to WISP growth

2009-10-12 Thread ccrum
You hit the nail on the head. Lower frequencies means bigger antennas...lots bigger. If you think the 900 sectors are large, just wait until you get to 700, or as someone said earlier, 100MHz. Ever seen a ham tower with a long wire stretched between the tower and a couple of trees? Now think

Re: [WISPA] spectrum analysis - 5dBm interference at 5785

2009-10-12 Thread ccrum
You can pick up an older Tektroniks 492p off ebay for around $1000. A couple hundred for a new calibration and you've got a spectrum analyzer that works from 50kHz to 21 GHz...and they are military rated meaning they are tough as nails. Just make sure you've got a good winch to get it up the

Re: [WISPA] 900Mhz question

2009-09-05 Thread ccrum
But then everyone will call you god I know it was a typo, but couldn't resist. Cameron e...@wisp-router.com wrote: Correct. If the wavelength was different then it wouldn't be 900MHz. You can break physics. /Eje Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile -Original Message- From:

Re: [WISPA] MUM passes

2009-09-01 Thread ccrum
I too have about 20 free passes if anyone needs them. Hit me offlist if you'd like one. Cameron Eje Gustafsson wrote: My apologies for this e-mail which might seem like a somewhat advertisement but I would hope it is more taken as a service offering. If your planning on attending MUM

Re: [WISPA] GPS mapping software

2009-08-31 Thread ccrum
from MT? On 8/29/09, ccrum cc...@dot11net.com wrote: This is typically called drive test software and there are many vendors of such...just not for wifi or similar technologies. Most of the commercial stuff is for collecting data on cellular networks. That being said, it shouldn't be too

Re: [WISPA] GPS mapping software

2009-08-29 Thread ccrum
This is typically called drive test software and there are many vendors of such...just not for wifi or similar technologies. Most of the commercial stuff is for collecting data on cellular networks. That being said, it shouldn't be too difficult to write a program to collect the serial data

Re: [WISPA] Engenius EAP-3660

2009-08-25 Thread ccrum
Yep, but if you line the enclosure with foil tape or put it in a metal enclosure, the problem goes away. I deployed several hundred of these about 6 years ago and still have a lot in the field. As they would lose config, I took a roll of aluminum tape with me and lined the plastic boxes with

Re: [WISPA] Google Earth Census Tract

2009-08-18 Thread ccrum
Well, you can make them yourself by downloading the tiger data you need for your county/state and then using tgr2kml from http://freegeographytools.com/2007/convert-tiger-polygons-to-kml-files. Tiger files can be downloaded from census bureau at

Re: [WISPA] Google Earth Census Tract

2009-08-18 Thread ccrum
I just tried it tiwh the Tiger2006 2nd edition and the program errors out when creating the kml for the Tract 2000 feature. I went back and got the original 2000 data (tracts are the same) and it worked fine. That data is availble at http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/tigerua/ua_tgr2k.html.

Re: [WISPA] Content Filter Suggestion for School

2009-08-17 Thread ccrum
You are right, but some simple router rules can prevent a lot of the ways around it. Cameron But easily defeated. New proxies are popping up all the time. Kids can even set up their own at home for their own use. On Aug 14, 2009, at 1:59 PM, ccrum wrote: OpenDNS is approved for this...best

Re: [WISPA] 2.3GHz Hpol Sector?

2009-08-14 Thread ccrum
If you can't find one and REALLY have to have one, hit me offlist. Cameron Jayson Baker wrote: I know PacWireless has a 2.3GHz sector for Vpol, but we have an application where Hpol is required. Anyone aware of such a thing? Jayson

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik Redirect

2009-08-14 Thread ccrum
Slander only applies if it is untrue. Stating a fact, regardless of how embarrassing it is would not be slander. When your bank places a foreclosure notice on your house because you haven't paid your mortgage you don't get to sue. As was stated earlier, dish network certainly doesn't have a

Re: [WISPA] Content Filter Suggestion for School

2009-08-14 Thread ccrum
OpenDNS is approved for this...best thing is it is free. Cameron Scott Carullo wrote: I need a web content filter for K-12 school. Paid Subscription ok. Please let me know what good products there are for this requirement. Need asap. Thanks... Scott Carullo Brevard Wireless

Re: [WISPA] Direct Lightning Strikes

2009-08-06 Thread ccrum
Since it sounds like this came in on the AC, how about a surge protector on incoming AC line? We've had sites where the power company's grounding is so bad we've lost power supply surge protectors in just about every storm that comes through the area...until we put surge protection at the breaker

Re: [WISPA] Monitoring Radios on Network

2009-08-05 Thread ccrum
The Wisp Monitor at Wispmon.com. It will montior all devices on your network and give you status in real time on a map. You can see a demo on a live network at www.wispmon.com. It will handle any device capable of SNMP and is viewable from anywhere. Cameron Lakeland wrote: Hi Boys and Girls

Re: [WISPA] Need a few CB3's.

2009-07-13 Thread ccrum
Did you find those? I've got a bunch if you still need them. Regards, Cameron I need a few EL-2611CB3 Plus. This is one of the grey ones that only do 802.11b. Please contact if you have some you want to get rid of or sell. - Matt

Re: [WISPA] URGENT need contact for Mikrotik Parts nearsouthwestOhio

2009-07-13 Thread ccrum
We have tried several vendors over the years but found a few years ago that standardizing to one vendor was the best course of action. For us it was Mikrotik. Sure we still have a lot of Tranzeo gear in the field and even a hundred or so CB3's that still go strong on customer's roofs, but

Re: [WISPA] MT backup system, need script clues

2009-06-23 Thread ccrum
I have a perl script which logs in, creates a backup, then FTP's in and transfers the backup to an offsite location. It uses telnet now, but could use ssh if you wanted. It actually cycles through a list of IP addresses and does it for each one. It won't remove all the old files, but it just

Re: [WISPA] MT backup system, need script clues

2009-06-23 Thread ccrum
Agreed...that is why I use export. Then I can modify the script and strip out macs, etc. Just my prefered method. Cameron Scott Reed wrote: RouterOS restore from backup (not export) works to the same model hardware. I'll admit I haven't tried it recently, but it used to be really iffy -