Re: [WISPA] My favorite quotes from the FCC TVWS meeting today...

2008-11-05 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
There is a ton of licensed 6 GHz systems already deployed. They make you use a larger antenna so the beamwidth is narrower. I allows more frequency reuse due to lower sidelobes and less footprint. We are in a rural area and sometimes they have a hard time finding us a pair of 50 MHz channels

Re: [WISPA] One Ring Networks To Rollout New WiMAX Service

2008-01-11 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
I guess as long as your over the air protocol conforms to 802.16 you can say you are WiMax. - Original Message - From: George Rogato [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 8:25 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] One Ring Networks To Rollout New

Re: [WISPA] One Ring Networks To Rollout New WiMAX Service

2008-01-11 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
savy. So I keep it simple. George Chuck McCown - 2 wrote: I guess as long as your over the air protocol conforms to 802.16 you can say you are WiMax. - Original Message - From: George Rogato [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Friday, January

Re: [WISPA] sources

2008-01-11 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Question, since I have not previously been monitoring wispa, how tolerant is the wispa group to folks like me dropping hints about new products or AF or things like that? I read all the rules and mission statements etc of wispa and don't want to go against convention. Is there a list blast

Re: [WISPA] One Ring Networks To Rollout New WiMAX Service

2008-01-11 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
I totally agree. I have known about Michael's plan to go pay for about a week now. He was going to make the announcement in Salt Lake City on Thursday. But I guess he wanted to break it today so there wouldn't be so much shock at the show. I truly wish him the best too. I have used his

Re: [WISPA] 5.8 vertical antenna w downtilt

2008-01-13 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Two vertical collinear antennas. One mounted above the other. Fed slightly out of phase. You can have as much downtilt (or uptilt) as you want. - Original Message - From: rwf [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2008 1:41 PM

Re: [WISPA] 5.8 vertical antenna w downtilt

2008-01-13 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Message - From: Chuck McCown - 2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2008 4:47 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] 5.8 vertical antenna w downtilt Two vertical collinear antennas. One mounted above the other. Fed slightly out of phase. You can have

Re: [WISPA] Looking for short licensed link

2008-01-15 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
I wish we could say the same about the Trango. So far nothing but flaky behavior and that is with -44 dBm rx signal levels. But this is a new product to us and there may be something we are not configuring properly. Not going to count it out until the factory guys have had a chance to exhaust

Re: [WISPA] Looking for short licensed link

2008-01-16 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chuck McCown - 2 Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 11:24 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Looking for short licensed link I wish we could say the same about the Trango. So far nothing but flaky behavior and that is with -44

Re: [WISPA] 18Ghz multi-path

2008-01-16 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
- 9's? This question isn;t about gear, its about 18Ghz. (Note if mention distance, please mention rain zone) Tom DeReggi RapidDSL Wireless, Inc IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband - Original Message - From: Chuck McCown - 2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] FCC Certifiable MikroTik? YES!!

2008-01-23 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Anybody know what type of RF connectors are on the board? What should one expect to pay for large quantities of the bare board? - Original Message - From: Gino Villarini [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 4:21 PM Subject: Re:

Re: [WISPA] Private vs Public addresses for end-users

2008-01-28 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
You can always use reservations to give a user the same IP each time even though they are getting it via DHCP. If you ever have to re-number your whole network without DHCP you may become a convert. - Original Message - From: Jonathan Schmidt [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List'

Re: [WISPA] Temporary Telescoping Mast

2008-01-30 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Used I presume? If those things are $25K new I need to know where to get them. - Original Message - From: CHUCK PROFITO [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 7:04 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Temporary Telescoping Mast Blair, ours

Re: [WISPA] MetroFi - Portland - Uh oh

2008-02-04 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
When you say it does work and quite well I presume you mean from a technical point of view only? - Original Message - From: Brian Webster [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 5:47 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] MetroFi - Portland - Uh oh

Re: [WISPA] STAR BUCKS DROPPING T-MOBIL FREE ATT WI-FI

2008-02-13 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
What the hell is this? I got some kind of religious website... Was this a joke, accident or mistake? - Original Message - From: CHUCK PROFITO [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 8:33 PM Subject: [WISPA] STAR BUCKS DROPPING

Re: [WISPA] spectrum analyzers

2008-02-16 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
I have or have had anritsu, IFR, tektronics, avcom, HP and motorola spectrum analyzers. I like almost everything about the anritsu except for the price when compared to older heavy gear on ebay. There are some pretty good deals for big iron on Ebay. The sweep time is too slow for some

Re: [WISPA] Small generators - cheap or inexpensive?

2008-02-18 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
I have used 10 cents per watt as a good value for manual start, small generator. 15 cents per watt for larger units with electric start. (10 kW and larger) 20 cents per watt for larger units with automatic start (new without transfer switch). 25 cents to 30 cents per watt for larger units with

Re: [WISPA] green optical link

2008-03-01 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
How does this differ from fiber optic technology? - Original Message - From: George Rogato [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 12:32 PM Subject: [WISPA] green optical link The technology that IBM's developing uses photons of

Re: [WISPA] School Telephone System

2008-03-04 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
There are plenty of ways to connect pots or pri or CAS T1 to a voip pbx system. They would retain their phone number because they would retain some of their lines to the telco. The way I read this, is the bid is for the pbx portion only, right? - Original Message - From: [EMAIL

Re: [WISPA] ISPCON

2008-03-06 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Nevermore quoth the raven. I think it is a lousy value, not anywhere even remotely approaching what it was 10 years ago. Winog is good if nearby, Wispcons used to be good. Once upon a time ispcon was THE event. - Original Message - From: Brian Rohrbacher To: WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] satellite mounts

2008-03-08 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Where do you get new ones for less than $4? - Original Message - From: Tim Wolfe [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 2:44 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] satellite mounts Hey Gang, I just hook up with the local Dish Network or Direct TV

Re: [WISPA] satellite mounts

2008-03-08 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
installer. Ed On Sat, 8 Mar 2008 14:54:13 -0700 Chuck McCown - 2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Where do you get new ones for less than $4? - Original Message - From: Tim Wolfe [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 2:44 PM Subject

Re: [WISPA] satellite mounts

2008-03-08 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
. They often sell them at $2-$4 for extra income. Rick Harnish -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chuck McCown - 2 Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 5:18 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] satellite mounts Wonder where he gets them

Re: [WISPA] Vertical alignment tips for antenna on pole or crank uptowers

2008-03-09 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
My question is why a 22 dBi antenna for only 1.5 miles? Less gain will not be nearly as sensitive to tower twist and bending in the wind etc. - Original Message - From: rabbtux rabbtux [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 8:31 PM

Re: [WISPA] tower install

2008-03-13 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
I have paid a similar amount for a 120 foot monopole. - Original Message - From: Mike Goicoechea [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 7:28 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] tower install We already purchased the tower. Mike Goicoechea

Re: [WISPA] TrangoLink-45 Review

2008-03-13 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Steel housing? Not aluminum or die cast zinc? Is it machined out of billet or folded and welded or what? - Original Message - From: Patrick Shoemaker [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 8:11 PM Subject: [WISPA] TrangoLink-45 Review

Re: [WISPA] tower install

2008-03-14 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
The FAA is a huge stickler about this. One guy got fined for being 16 inches too tall, he thought he was under by a foot or so. I am very interested in knowing if a waiver is even possible. - Original Message - From: Mike Goicoechea [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List'

Re: [WISPA] tower install

2008-03-14 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
-Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Chuck McCown - 2 Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 6:03 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] tower install The FAA is a huge stickler about this. One guy got fined for being 16 inches too tall, he

Re: [WISPA] 900 MHz 60 Degree Horizontal Polarization SectorRecommendation

2008-03-21 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
How much gain do you want? That is pretty easy to build. - Original Message - From: Jack Unger [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 11:43 AM Subject: [WISPA] 900 MHz 60 Degree Horizontal Polarization SectorRecommendation Does

Re: [WISPA] Hydrogen Power

2008-03-23 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
I get fuel cell magazine each month. It is full of sources. Probably an on line version. Just curious, why? Battery efficiency is just as good if not better. Bound to be much cheaper. Fuel cells make water, and that causes problems in cold weather. - Original Message - From:

Re: [WISPA] Hydrogen Power

2008-03-24 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
with. Smaller package for equivalent energy storage. Longer lasting equipment (batteries die in 2 - 3 years). -- Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com - Original Message - From: Chuck McCown - 2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] Hydrogen Power

2008-03-24 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
http://www.horizonfuelcell.com/portable_power.htm -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chuck McCown - 2 Sent: Monday, March 24, 2008 8:04 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hydrogen Power My batteries last between 10

Re: [WISPA] Hydrogen Power

2008-03-24 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
of 1000 times more for the cost of the energy. - Original Message - From: Chuck McCown - 2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, March 24, 2008 9:47 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hydrogen Power Those are not rechargeable from mains power. Note the use

Re: [WISPA] Feasibility of a non-profit WISP

2008-04-03 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
My question for you is why? 100 users are enough to be a headache and use up all your free time but not enough to even pay you for your time or investment. Are you going to do email, DNS and authentication? Are you going to do DHCP? If not who/what is? Are you worried about calea? On

Re: [WISPA] Feasibility of a non-profit WISP

2008-04-05 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
PM, Chuck McCown - 2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My question for you is why? 100 users are enough to be a headache and use up all your free time but not enough to even pay you for your time or investment. (Did I mention I'm writing a grant proposal for this? Cue the strings :) It's

Re: [WISPA] Feasibility of a non-profit WISP

2008-04-05 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
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Re: [WISPA] Femtocells

2008-04-06 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
G.711 require 64kbps plus overhead. Normally about 90 kbps. But there are lossless compression methods that can cut this in about half. - Original Message - From: Marty Dougherty [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 8:24 PM Subject:

Re: [WISPA] Femtocells

2008-04-07 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
: Monday, April 07, 2008 5:52 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Femtocells I dunno if I'd use anything less than G.711. -- Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com - Original Message - From: Chuck McCown - 2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] Femtocells

2008-04-07 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
.711. -- Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com - Original Message - From: Chuck McCown - 2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 11:08 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Femtocells G.711 require

Re: [WISPA] Femtocells

2008-04-07 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
). -- Bryan Mike Hammett wrote: I dunno if I'd use anything less than G.711. -- Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com - Original Message - From: Chuck McCown - 2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Sunday, April

Re: [WISPA] Frontier communications is blocking access to our VOIP

2008-04-10 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
You cannot port across rate center boundaries and in some cases you cannot port outside the wirecenter. - Original Message - From: Larry Yunker [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 2:13 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Frontier

Re: [WISPA] Problems with Alvarion BreezeAccess VL and Breeznet B100

2008-04-13 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Is that canopy or alvarion results? - Original Message - From: Drew Lentz [EMAIL PROTECTED] *21 Mbps @ ~1.25 Miles WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/

Re: [WISPA] n00b 802.16 questions

2008-04-18 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Hype and puffery. Many non technical folks have hyped this well beyond reasonable expectations. I have seen point to multipoint NLOS 70 mile @ 50 Mbps statements made in the press. And it has been going on for about 4 years now with very little deployment. - Original Message - From:

Re: [WISPA] when does a startup WISP become a successful WISP?

2008-04-19 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
My rule of thumb is you need 600 subscribers per employee. - Original Message - From: Kurt Fankhauser [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2008 7:17 AM Subject: [WISPA] when does a startup WISP become a successful WISP? Whats the

Re: [WISPA] when does a startup WISP become a successful WISP?

2008-04-19 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
787.273.4145 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chuck McCown - 2 Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2008 9:32 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] when does a startup WISP become a successful WISP? My rule of thumb is you need 600 subscribers

Re: [WISPA] when does a startup WISP become a successful WISP?

2008-04-19 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
per month? We are at 300 customers per employee and MRC is $35. Owner isn't sweating. Kurt Fankhauser WAVELINC P.O. Box 126 Bucyrus, OH 44820 419-562-6405 www.wavelinc.com -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chuck McCown - 2 Sent

Re: [WISPA] when does a startup WISP become a successful WISP?

2008-04-19 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
marlon - Original Message - From: Chuck McCown - 2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2008 6:32 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] when does a startup WISP become a successful WISP? My rule of thumb is you need 600 subscribers per employee

Re: [WISPA] when does a startup WISP become a successful WISP?

2008-04-19 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chuck McCown - 2 Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2008 10:19 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] when does a startup WISP become a successful WISP? I have one taking care of 600. He works about 2 installs a day and 2 troubles

Re: [WISPA] when does a startup WISP become a successful WISP?

2008-04-19 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
No discounts. I will go to jail if there is any cross subsidization. We go to extreme lengths to prove in an audit worthy fashion that our rate payers on the regulated side are not footing any part of the bill for our unregulated operations. The WISP is owned by myself and the founder of the

Re: [WISPA] when does a startup WISP become a successful WISP?

2008-04-19 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
? Travis Microserv Chuck McCown - 2 wrote: No discounts. I will go to jail if there is any cross subsidization. We go to extreme lengths to prove in an audit worthy fashion that our rate payers on the regulated side are not footing any part of the bill for our unregulated operations. The WISP

Re: [WISPA] when does a startup WISP become a successful WISP?

2008-04-19 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Microserv Chuck McCown - 2 wrote: I have one taking care of 600. He works about 2 installs a day and 2 troubles a day. The growth is pretty flat in that town. I have another area where there are a few more and we have 2 installers and the growth is pretty steady. I have 6 installers taking

Re: [WISPA] when does a startup WISP become a successful WISP?

2008-04-19 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
And we only have 1000 telco customers. The WISP is a far larger operation. - Original Message - From: Chuck McCown - 2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2008 9:05 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] when does a startup WISP become a successful

Re: [WISPA] when does a startup WISP become a successful WISP?

2008-04-19 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
BTW, our GigE from Level 3 costs $14/meg. That is a wonderful thing if you can somehow get to one of their POPs. That has made a huge difference for us. We started out paying something like $700/T1 from Sprint. - Original Message - From: Matt [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] Future

2008-04-20 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
WiMAX was dead, is dead and will remain dead. OK, not factually true but emotionally true. The cell companies will use WiMax frequencies and technologies but they will be a premium service and not well suited to compete with us for point to multi point fixed wireless. It will never live up

Re: [WISPA] Future

2008-04-21 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
$100M to date of it). The main takeaway with Chuck's post is that WISPs will have strong opportunities for a long time to come, and I agree 110%. Patrick -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chuck McCown - 2 Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2008

Re: [WISPA] Future

2008-04-21 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
: 760.580.0080 [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chuck McCown - 2 Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 11:08 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Future The official WiMax consultant training session I went to, showed

Re: [WISPA] Future

2008-04-21 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
OK, so what is the answer to the question below? - Original Message - From: CHUCK PROFITO [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 11:01 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Future Patrick, If not 70 miles and 30 mbps, what are the real

Re: [WISPA] Future

2008-04-21 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
in turn smoke the Canopy and do it in the same channel size. Patrick Leary AVP, Market Development Alvarion, Inc. o: 650.314.2628 c: 760.580.0080 [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chuck McCown - 2 Sent: Monday

Re: [WISPA] Future

2008-04-21 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chuck McCown - 2 Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 11:26 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Future Speed is the only thing I have to sell. 5.4 has opened up plenty of BW for us now. I am fine with 20MHz channels. So what we

Re: [WISPA] Future

2008-04-22 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
spent $40 million dollars to roll out 15 cities (this is direct from their GM to me). She was pretty proud of herself with that statement. So that's $2.6 million per city... and I'm talking some cities with 15,000 population (their biggest had 120,000). Travis Microserv Chuck McCown - 2

Re: [WISPA] Future

2008-04-22 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
was pretty proud of herself with that statement. So that's $2.6 million per city... and I'm talking some cities with 15,000 population (their biggest had 120,000). Travis Microserv Chuck McCown - 2 wrote: WiMAX was dead, is dead and will remain dead. OK, not factually true but emotionally

Re: [WISPA] Radio Vendor Suggestions

2008-04-25 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
ATT cellular has stopped using any coaxial surge suppressors. They have found them to be a waste of money. (So they tell us). - Original Message - From: Harold Bledsoe [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 7:06 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA]

Re: [WISPA] UL 1Gbps Link

2008-04-30 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Is terrabeam still in business? - Original Message - From: Gino Villarini [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]; WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:14 AM Subject: [WISPA] UL 1Gbps Link List I have to propose a half mile 100

Re: [WISPA] 60 miles (90 KM) P2MP with CPE on Vessels, possible?

2008-05-13 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
RTTY or AMTOR - Original Message - From: Eric Rogers [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 6:23 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] 60 miles (90 KM) P2MP with CPE on Vessels, possible? I was told that about 40 miles is the limit

Re: [WISPA] FCC approves new method for tracking broadband's reach

2008-05-14 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
I guess a benefit I can see (out west here) is that we constantly hear of the need for government to step in and provide broadband because of the lack of such. If there was a comprehensive coverage map, projects like UTOPIA, iProvo and Philladelphia/Earthlink might not ever launch. They might

Re: [WISPA] Question concerning IP Schema

2008-05-14 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
If you have ever renumbered your entire network due to changing upstream providers or running out of IP, you will wish you had used DHCP everywhere. - Original Message - From: Travis Johnson To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ; WISPA General List Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 9:37 PM

Re: [WISPA] MUM

2008-05-15 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
I think it is Microtik Users Meeting. - Original Message - From: Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 4:02 PM Subject: [WISPA] MUM Who is at MUM? -- Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com

Re: [WISPA] so who got a copy of the new NANO?...

2008-05-16 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
I just tease Patrick every chance I can. - Original Message - From: Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 3:59 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] so who got a copy of the new NANO?... Not that I think the same (though I sense joking),

Re: [WISPA] FCC approves new method for tracking broad band's reach

2008-05-16 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
No matter where you create a radio frequency service, you are forcing the current occupant to share it with you or in some cases they are being booted from their turf. UHF TV has been eaten away at for about 20 years. First for trunking two way and SMR systems then for cellular and more

Re: [WISPA] FCC approves new method for tracking bro adband’s reach

2008-05-18 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
I think you should re-read the constitution. Interstate commerce, eminent domain. I can come (as a public utility) and TAKE your property. Read it. 5th amendment. (not just for pleading the fifth). (And I have done this in the past when forced into it). You want to use the commons of the

Re: [WISPA] FCC approves new method for tracking bro adband’s reach

2008-05-18 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
- From: Chuck McCown - 2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2008 8:13 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA]FCC approves new method for tracking broadband’s reach I think you should re-read the constitution. Interstate commerce, eminent domain. I can come

Re: [WISPA] FCC approves new method for tracking bro adband’s reach

2008-05-18 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
While at it, bill the IRS for your time in filling out their data requests which they will use against you. Ditto the census bureau, you must be really steamed when they roll around... Or perhaps you are one of those that doesn't believe the govt has the right to impose an imcome tax... I feel

Re: [WISPA] FCC approves new method for tracking broadband's reach

2008-05-19 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
a particular problem when property is taken from one private citizen to be given to another (redevelopment). -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chuck McCown - 2 Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 12:47 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re

Re: [WISPA] Lightning Surge Suppressers

2008-05-20 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
The way I test the surge suppressors I manufacture is to place a high voltage across the suppression device (such as your gas tube). The voltage must be higher than the breakdown voltage of the device. Frequently 120 VAC from the outlet will do. I use a variac coupled to a step up

Re: [WISPA] Watertower trouble

2008-05-21 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Talk to a judge for an emergency injunction. That is interfering with interstate commerce. - Original Message - From: Patrick Nix Jr. [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 1:36 PM Subject: [WISPA] Watertower trouble Got a

Re: [WISPA] Watertower trouble

2008-05-21 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
booted off the tower completely once your current contract is up. I would talk to them and see what can be worked out by having you work around their crews. Travis Microserv Chuck McCown - 2 wrote: Talk to a judge for an emergency injunction. That is interfering with interstate commerce

Re: [WISPA] Watertower trouble

2008-05-21 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
kind of legal grounds, and he signed a contract that clearly states 48 hours notice. Don't take your organs to heaven, heaven knows we need them down here! Be an organ donor, sign your donor card today. - Original Message - From: Chuck McCown - 2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA

Re: [WISPA] Watertower trouble

2008-05-21 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
: [WISPA] Watertower trouble The contract they have says the city only has to give them 48 hours... they actually gave 72 hours. A judge is not going to grant an injunction when they followed the contract that both parties agreed upon. Travis Microserv Chuck McCown - 2 wrote: If the choice

Re: [WISPA] Watertower trouble

2008-05-21 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Nope, telecommunications are defacto interstate, especially internet and in general anything that the FCC regulates. The FCC had declared all internet communications as interstate in nature and they have successfully kept the jurisdiction over such cases. Federal judges are easy to find. And

Re: [WISPA] Watertower trouble

2008-05-21 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Dang, hate happy endings...! - Original Message - From: Patrick Nix Jr. [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 4:03 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Watertower trouble Well, I just met with the contractors and we were able to reach an

Re: [WISPA] Watertower trouble

2008-05-21 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
. A temporary restraining order is normally the way to handle this if you decide it is your only choice. However, they take a little longer to get issued and you may not have the luxury of such time. Be careful what you ask for ... You may get it! On 5/21/08 4:29 PM, Chuck McCown - 2 [EMAIL

Re: [WISPA] Communications / Radio Tech career

2008-05-21 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
I would say if you have the time, money, desire and drive to get your BSEE, by all means do so. At least you already have all your general ed covered. Normally technicians come up through the ranks, many times with various forms of formal or semi formal education from a variety of colleges and

Re: [WISPA] Watertower trouble

2008-05-22 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Something that will repel water and not absorb any. Tarps will do fine. Visqueen will do even better if it is durable enough. - Original Message - From: Patrick Nix Jr. [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 5:02 PM

Re: [WISPA] FCC changes

2008-06-01 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
When it is a regulation of common resources, like cellular spectrum, they have to attempt to enforce fairness and foster competition. Problem is when they craft a fix for cell or ILEC or IXC and it spills over into other areas they regulate. - Original Message - From: Kurt Fankhauser

Re: [WISPA] FCC changes

2008-06-01 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
That will still happen. We give many free installs and $49 installs. We have to to compete with Qwest and Comcast. I also provide a free DSL modem to all DSL customers. Depends on your scale and competition. Why would ATT not provide a free DSL modem? - Original Message - From:

Re: [WISPA] FCC changes

2008-06-02 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Originally the telcos were unregulated. You had Bell, Gray, Home and others. Market forces started to help settle who the larger players were but there were still farmer lines in the 1960s that were unregulated. All farmer lines that combined to become ILECs did pretty good. Regulation was

Re: [WISPA] Tiger Direct is Breaking the Law

2008-06-02 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Many of the ads mention that you must have a ham license for use or that they are for export only. - Original Message - From: Dennis Burgess - Linktechs.net [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 11:08 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Tiger Direct

Re: [WISPA] FCC changes

2008-06-02 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
- From: Chuck McCown - 2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 9:32 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC changes Originally the telcos were unregulated. You had Bell, Gray, Home and others. Market forces started to help settle who the larger players were

Re: [WISPA] Tiger Direct is Breaking the Law

2008-06-02 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
If it has a type acceptance number it is OK, if not, then not OK. The limit is not the only thing they care about. Out of band emissions is a huge thing. - Original Message - From: Travis Johnson To: WISPA General List Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 12:21 PM Subject: Re:

Re: [WISPA] FCC changes

2008-06-02 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
I AM a telco and want to know where the handouts come from. Real work? Plowing fiber through solid rock so I can earn $13.50/month providing basic service, I guess that isn't real work, right? BTW, show me where any tax dollars are used to support the telcos. That one has always eluded me

Re: [WISPA] FCC changes

2008-06-02 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
? Anyone do that in the WISP world? Randy Chuck McCown - 2 wrote: I AM a telco and want to know where the handouts come from. Real work? Plowing fiber through solid rock so I can earn $13.50/month providing basic service, I guess that isn't real work, right? BTW, show me where any tax

Re: [WISPA] FCC changes

2008-06-02 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Yep, I got nailed by this once myself. - Original Message - From: Matt [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 3:26 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC changes This could turn in to something it shouldn't really fast...

Re: [WISPA] FCC changes

2008-06-03 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
by. insert witty tagline here - Original Message - From: Chuck McCown - 2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 11:11 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC changes We ARE regulated now. Just try to go on some

Re: [WISPA] 3650 XR3 locations

2008-06-05 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
You cannot get anything certified without the schematic, block diagram, and other pieces of information that you may not be able to get from the manufacturer. If the manufacturer does not cooperate, there isn't any way a WISP can obtain the certification. Moreover, the RF tests do have to be

[WISPA] E rate

2008-06-05 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
The OIG reports that the first round of 459 audits pertaining to the various universal service fund programs identified approximately $6.2 million in potential improper payments from the universal service fund that it is planning to recover. An improper payment is defined as any payment that

Re: [WISPA] NASA Worldwind

2008-06-09 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
I can actually see people in parking lots on Google earth for this area. - Original Message - From: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 10:20 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] NASA Worldwind That's pretty cool.

Re: [WISPA] Ubiquity NS2 Grounding

2008-06-10 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
Were you using the internal or external antenna option? - Original Message - From: Eric Rogers [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 8:08 AM Subject: [WISPA] Ubiquity NS2 Grounding Just a quick note to the group... Has anyone had

Re: [WISPA] easy voip

2008-06-10 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
They seem to work fine. Not sure what the business plan is or how they can do this, but they are working. - Original Message - From: Patrick Shoemaker [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 2:32 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] easy voip There

Re: [WISPA] easy voip

2008-06-10 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chuck McCown - 2 Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 5:15 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] easy voip They seem to work fine. Not sure what the business plan is or how they can do this, but they are working. - Original Message - From: Patrick Shoemaker

Re: [WISPA] good multiradio wifi units for noise environments?

2008-06-12 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
C/I ratio is a good metric - Original Message - From: Rogelio [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Jack Unger [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 6:17 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] good multiradio wifi units for noise environments? Jack Unger wrote:

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