RE: Re[2]: [WISPA] 5.8 GHz PtP - weaker RSLs

2005-08-02 Thread Rick Harnish
That’s pretty much the direction I have always taken on them. The midwest humidity seems to add to the problem. Especially when the soils are dry but the humidity is high as it is right now. Rick Harnish President OnlyInternet Broadband Wireless, Inc. 260-827-2482 Office 260-307-4000 Cell

RE: [WISPA] 5.8 GHz PtP - weaker RSLs

2005-08-02 Thread Brian Webster
Since different people saw the same problem in multiple locations I would suspect a propagation problem, probably as a result of solar activity. Looking at this page shows some data http://www.n3kl.org/sun/noaa.html Thank You, Brian Webster -Original Message- From: John Scrivner

Re: [WISPA] 5.8 GHz PtP - weaker RSLs

2005-08-02 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Solar activity is often blamed for trouble. And it sure could be. I've heard of radios that looked right into the sun at a certain time of day and year. They'd run great till things were lined up just right (or is it just wrong? hehehe) and then, poof, crappy service. Usually it turns out

Re: [WISPA] Looking fora new system

2005-08-02 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I know you really want to keep the existing gear. But it's really easy to run new cat5 up to the mount and be done with it. Just pull all the old crap down and go in with the new. Or do like we are. We're all wifi gear (well, mostly) and we'll run the outdoor radios indoors for those who

Re: [WISPA] 5.8 GHz PtP - weaker RSLs

2005-08-02 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I think too many of you are keeping track of too many things! We build in a fade margin so that when this happens (as it naturally will) we can deal with it automatically. Marlon(509) 982-2181 Equipment sales(408) 907-6910 (Vonage) Consulting services42846865 (icq) And I run my own

[WISPA] Grounding questions/help

2005-08-02 Thread Dan Metcalf
I have several towers, all of which except for 1 never have any issues, however, this 1 tower (we are the only tenant) seems to have a problem each year during lightning season... Last night it took a hit, although it appears it came through the electrical and not the tower, but I’m not sure, the

Re: [WISPA] Grounding questions/help

2005-08-02 Thread John Scrivner
Run one #6 solid copper ground wire between all ground rods and tie them all together. Make sure the electrical supply ground rod is bonded to this. I would also suggest that you run a monitor test of the voltage at the location over time. Scriv Dan Metcalf wrote: I have several towers,

RE: [WISPA] Grounding questions/help

2005-08-02 Thread Dan Metcalf
Yeah that’s what I'm thinking, basically my cat5 wire and POE system is the bond between the 2 separate grounds :-(... Is there an easy/cheap way to test of the grounds are connected underground? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of

RE: [WISPA] Grounding questions/help

2005-08-02 Thread Jeff Mabry
You might try running a continuity test with your voltage meter. Jeff -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Dan Metcalf Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 4:16 PM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: RE: [WISPA] Grounding questions/help Yeah that's

[WISPA] Re: [Unlicensed_advocates] Of Potential interest

2005-08-02 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Thanks Harold! Guys, it seems to me that we should jump in bed with Continental on this issue. This same rule would certainly apply to mesh type systems or aps which have, thus far, not been covered under OTARD. Thoughts? Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment

Re: [WISPA] Grounding questions/help

2005-08-02 Thread Brian Rohrbacher
Shovel.  Draw a line between them and start digging down. Dan Metcalf wrote: Yeah that’s what I'm thinking, basically my cat5 wire and POE system is the bond between the 2 separate grounds :-(... Is there an easy/cheap way to test of the grounds are connected underground?

Re: Fw: [WISPA] Grounding questions/help

2005-08-02 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
- Original Message - From: Jeff Liebermann [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 5:06 PM Subject: Re: Fw: [WISPA] Grounding questions/help On Tue, Aug 02, 2005 at 04:09:05PM -0700, Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181