RE: opportunity to help (was Re: [WISPA] Hurricane? - worse than mediasays)

2005-08-31 Thread JohnnyO
Matt - unfortunately - within 3-4 days there will be nothing but Military/Coast Guard/Red Cross /Disease prevention crews and Federal agencies. I am leaving tomorrow afternoon - I have 20+ Friends that have been asked to go remove bodies. I will be out of touch for 3-5 days and will

Re: opportunity to help (was Re: [WISPA] Hurricane?- worsethanmediasays)

2005-08-31 Thread Mac Dearman
There is no one to serve internet to in New Orleans but FEMA and the work crews and I am sure that the Feds have satellite set up. New Orleans has been issued orders for COMPLETE evacuation. They are moving all the folks out of the shelters to higher ground (refugee camps) North of New

Re: opportunity to help (wasRe: [WISPA] Hurricane?- worsethanmediasays)

2005-08-31 Thread Mac Dearman
I think there will be a time we could possibly help - in the future. It will be about month before the power is restored, but then there might be areas where power may be up next week around Biloxi, Gulf Port...etc The next problem would be if there is internet access down there to be

Re: opportunityto help (wasRe: [WISPA] Hurricane?- worsethanmediasays)

2005-08-31 Thread Mark Koskenmaki
JohnnyO did, in the area of Codin, Alabama... But as best I can tell, it was all under 7 to 20 feet of sea water during teh storm, which would have killed the controllers, batteries, inverter, and power supplies for the system. Heck, I sincerely hope (and am not in the least optimistic) that the

Re: opportunityto help (wasRe: [WISPA] Hurricane?- worsethanmediasays)

2005-08-31 Thread Mark Koskenmaki
As far as solar power goes... A WRAP board and 2 radios can be powered from a single marine deep cycle and be charged by a $600 solar panel for high reliability in that part of the country. Just under 2K for a fully self-powered POP. Not a lot, but that's enough bandwidth capacity for backup

Re: opportunity to help (wasRe: [WISPA] Hurricane?- worsethanmediasays)

2005-08-31 Thread Mike Healy
Not sure if anyone here has seen this yet: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9063708/ They are going to evacuate about 25K people to the Houston Astrodome.. Mike Matthew Kish wrote: Hmm, maybe we can't really help too much in the afflicted areas...but what about the likely event the FEMA / Red

[WISPA] Re: Hurrican help

2005-08-31 Thread WWS2
Thinking about what Mac said, I would think setting up some 'phone' points would be a big help. First find a WISP site nearby, set up2 tents, 1 for 2-3 volunteers to live in, and 1with a solar panel and/or generator, antenna, computer, and a few VOIP phones and let the survivors say have 5

Re: [WISPA] GOOGLE Maps - Marketing PROPOSAL - 3 points.

2005-08-31 Thread Robert Kim Wireless Internet Advisor
Tom, thanks!... my goal here is to give a bit and get a LOT... and so i am fully willing and open to making all wisps comfortable with the map so that we can ALL get that 40-60k unique visitors PER DAY. On 8/30/05, Tom DeReggi [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Robert, I can put a large qualifier

[WISPA] GOOGLE MAPS - Will Add POINTS for you...

2005-08-31 Thread Robert Kim Wireless Internet Advisor
Guys... please feel free to send me your addresses... If you havent already added your points to the database.. i'll do it for ya... BUT.. i can ONLY do as many as time permits.. so First Come First Serve... If i dont get to yours.. you can always do it yourself.. at

Re: [WISPA] Re: Hurrican help

2005-08-31 Thread A. Huppenthal
I haven't seen any posts from a close-by ISP. Perhaps we can send a router, backhaul, or other basic equipment to quick build a link into the area from someplace that does work. I know there's lots of trees there, so it isn't an easy proposition. I'm ready to toss in some equipment. I have no

[WISPA] Back to the hurricaine......A time to focus

2005-08-31 Thread Bob Moldashel
Hey MacDon't worry. President Bush will be there on Friday and make everything better. He would have been there sooner but he had a fund raiser scheduled for tonight and another one tomorrow. :-) Relax everyone. That was a joke. I'm a stupid Republican too. Don't jump up and down.

Re: [WISPA] Back to the hurricaine......A time to focus

2005-08-31 Thread wispa
On Wed, 31 Aug 2005 11:41:10 -0400, Bob Moldashel wrote Hey MacDon't worry. President Bush will be there on Friday and make everything better. He would have been there sooner but he had a fund raiser scheduled for tonight and another one tomorrow. :-) Relax everyone. That was a joke.

Re: opportunity to help (wasRe: [WISPA] Hurricane?- worsethanmediasays)

2005-08-31 Thread David Ellis
Has anyone contacted FEMA with any offerings of wireless help for the camps? Does anyone know how to make this happen? Dave.. On Aug 31, 2005, at 11:00 AM, Mike Healy wrote: Not sure if anyone here has seen this yet: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/ 9063708/ They are going to evacuate about

RE: opportunity tohelp (wasRe: [WISPA] Hurricane?- worsethanmediasays)

2005-08-31 Thread Rick Harnish
I have received word this morning that FEMA has received a direct visit this morning at their Washington DC office concerning this very item. There is no word yet on how that meeting went or what direction WISPA will be taking. There is some preliminary discussion happening and we will be asking

Re[2]: [WISPA] Back to the hurricaine......A time to focus

2005-08-31 Thread Barry at Mutual Data
Hello Mark, Excellent post Mark, I think a database should be put together that can list what is available and what people can bring into a situation like this. For example- 2 installers plus bucket truck (30 foot height) Tower climber w/ safety equipment- up to 200 foot structure 2.4ghz

Re: opportunity to help (was Re: [WISPA] Hurricane? - worsethanmediasays)

2005-08-31 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Yikes guys! Let me know if there's something I can do. I'm not ready to ship gear that you may or may not need, nor am I ready to send money that'll go places I may not want it to go. Send me something specific and I'll see what I can come up with. Good luck and God speed. Marlon (509)

Re: [WISPA] Back to the hurricaine......A time to focus

2005-08-31 Thread Joe Laura
Sorry I did not post a reply until now. I just got the opportunity to sit in front of a PC. I want to thank you'll for all the E-Mails I got of support. I really needed that. Its extremly hard to sit down an even just type something about this Hurricane. It has been a nightmare to say the