[WISPA] For those that didn't see it....

2008-08-01 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
http://www.isp-planet.com/fixed_wireless/technology/2008/self+interference.html Hope it helps some folks out. Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)WISP Operator since 1999! [EMAIL PROTECTED]

[WISPA] Fw: [isp-wireless] Step-by-Step Guide for 3650 MHz License and New 900

2008-08-01 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I just ran across this in my archives. Thought some here might find it useful. Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)WISP Operator since 1999! [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.odessaoffice.com/wireless

Re: [WISPA] For those that didn't see it....

2008-08-01 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
fax http://www.unwiredwest.com - Original Message - From: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: wireless@wispa.org Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 9:07 AM Subject: [WISPA] For those that didn't see it http://www.isp-planet.com/fixed_wireless/technology/2008/self

Re: [WISPA] Fw: [isp-wireless] Step-by-Step Guide for 3650 MHz License and New 900

2008-08-01 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
- From: Charles Wyble [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 9:49 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Fw: [isp-wireless] Step-by-Step Guide for 3650 MHz License and New 900 Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote: I just ran across this in my archives

Re: [WISPA] deliberant/ligowave

2008-10-07 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
LOL We'll see. None of this is mission critical. But I promised feedback so there it is! On the one hand I love playing with new gear. Figuring things out etc. On the other hand, I've got too many customers out there now. I need gear that just works, intuitively, right out of the box.

Re: [WISPA] deliberant/ligowave

2008-10-07 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Cool. I've seen this happen over and over. Anyone remember how great Teletronics was back in the early days? Then there was SmartBridges, no Tranzeo. We're about due for a new company that's more focused on keeping us running well. (speaking of the Tranzeo/MT issues.) Stirring the pot,

Re: [WISPA] deliberant/ligowave

2008-10-07 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
So far the unit has been connected for 16 hours. The Tranzeos have made it for a whole 19 hours! We'll see if the Deliberant makes it past the point that the Tranzeo's all drop off. laters, Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)

Re: [WISPA] deliberant/ligowave

2008-10-07 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
] www.odessaoffice.com/wireless www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam - Original Message - From: David E. Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 7:32 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] deliberant/ligowave Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote: One of my biggest

Re: [WISPA] OT: For the phone guys.

2008-10-10 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Check with your state PUC. Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)WISP Operator since 1999! [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.odessaoffice.com/wireless www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam - Original Message

Re: [WISPA] gotta love USF!!!!

2008-10-10 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Cool. Any of them able to work with a small WISP that has a HUGE coverage zone? Much of which is too expensive to get to at this time Feel free to have a couple call me if they think there is a way to make this fly. I might not like the programs but I'm no fool either :-) Marlon (509)

[WISPA] DTV transition

2008-11-18 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I do hope all of you are ready for the new DTV channels! Just got this today and thought I'd pass it along. For Immediate Release Are you ready for Digital TV? Starting in February, 2009, analog TV signals will no longer be available in many areas. To ensure continued enjoyment of your

Re: [WISPA] TV Whitespaces

2008-11-19 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
They did state that they plan to take another look at this band in 5 years. Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)WISP Operator since 1999! [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.odessaoffice.com/wireless

Re: [WISPA] TV Whitespaces

2008-11-19 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I disagree. It might be quite a while before we can use them. But I think that there will be a technological solution if it looks like they will allow it. Heck, they've already said that OOB has to be 55dB BELOW the interference level for adjacent channel use. I forget what that

Re: [WISPA] Calea compliance contractors

2008-11-25 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Hi Chris, Butch would be a good place to start. I've also cc'd the rest of the WISPA calea team. Maybe there are people on there that do things I don't know about. laters, Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)

[WISPA] Who's going??? was -- Fw: Hutton Communications Expo, Denver!

2008-12-24 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I have my tickets and room booked. Who else is going? Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)WISP Operator since 1999! o...@odessaoffice.com

Re: [WISPA] tranzeo's web site?

2008-12-24 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
As it was explained to me, the problem was the exact opposite of what you've stated. Tranzeo did something that's NON standards based and MT finally created a work around. Who knows... Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)

Re: [WISPA] [WISPA Members] Free Coverage maps? --- An idea

2009-01-30 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
That works for me... Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)WISP Operator since 1999! o...@odessaoffice.com www.odessaoffice.com/wireless

Re: [WISPA] OMG...

2009-01-30 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I'll be personally lobbying AGAINST the porkbarrle bill. Giving more money to the liars, cheats, and thieves that trashed consumer (stock market investors and purchasers) confidence in the first place isn't going to help anyone. In fact it's likely to make people hold on to their money even

Re: [WISPA] OMG...

2009-01-30 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Yeah, in a cold house on an old worn out mattress. While your competitors eat caviar and stay warm with $500/hour hookers. It's not free money Mark. But our kids are somehow going to have to pay it back someday. Are you going to leave them in poverty when that happens? Or are you going to

Re: [WISPA] Alvarion

2009-01-30 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I have some on the network. So far I like my Alvarion gear. It's over prices but it's also rock solid. Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)WISP Operator since 1999! o...@odessaoffice.com

Re: [WISPA] OT: UPS Connector

2009-01-30 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Open it up and solder on a new connector Maybe one like this:

Re: [WISPA] Bad install days

2009-01-30 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
We use mainly indoor cat 5. When the temp drops much below 20* the insulation gets pretty hard. It'll more around quite a bit but a sharp bend will sometimes cause it to break. When it's too windy I worry about the ladder getting blown over (that's happened more than once). If it's foggy

[WISPA] Fw: [WISPA Members] Broadband Stimulus Package - Contact yourCongressmen

2009-02-03 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
My congressman (actually woman) voted no on the stimulus package. I've known her for years so I felt OK being more personal than I normally would. I thought it important to tell her that I LIKED her vote. Info on how to contact your representatives is listed below Hi Cathy, I just

[WISPA] Letter to my senators

2009-02-03 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Hi All, Here is the letter that I sent to my senators this am: Dear Senator Cantwell, Please vote no on the stimulus bill. As written this bill seems set to mainly put pork barrel money into the hands of the large companies who's misuse of investment funds clearly led to the

Re: [WISPA] National WISP Map Graphic - Over half a million squaremiles covered!

2009-02-03 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
So much for wisps only being in rural areas! Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)WISP Operator since 1999! o...@odessaoffice.com www.odessaoffice.com/wireless www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam

Re: [WISPA] National WISP Map Graphic - Over half a million squaremiles covered!

2009-02-04 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
The problem is that most of that empty space isn't really empty How to get the people there onto this list And I REALLY want to know how many homes are passed by those circles! Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)

Re: [WISPA] Service vehicle

2009-02-04 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I just picked up an '04 GMC Envoy XL. It's the one with the 3rd seat. I'm only getting 16 to 17 mpg with it but it's cheap to insure and is totally loaded. It was just over $13k for a 50,000 mile rig with no real flaws. I did end up having to replace the radiator already, but that didn't

Re: [WISPA] propane generators?

2009-02-06 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I thought about that. Not having one already (other than portable gas units) I was really thinking about diesel rather than propane. It'll probably cost more money, but how do you lug a reasonably sized propane tank up the hill when you can't drive to the site etc.? By using heating oil any

[WISPA] Fw: [FCC Committee] [WISPA Members] Lobbying Donations, list of vendors donating?

2009-02-06 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
This can't possibly be true can it? Where are our vendors??? big grin Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)WISP Operator since 1999! o...@odessaoffice.com

Re: [WISPA] Service vehicle

2009-02-10 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
-2340 Direct: 937-552-2343 1100 Wayne St Suite 1337 Troy, OH 45373 Those who don't understand UNIX are condemned to reinvent it, poorly. --- Henry Spencer On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 1:18 PM, Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 o...@odessaoffice.com wrote: I just picked up an '04 GMC Envoy XL

Re: [WISPA] Service vehicle

2009-02-10 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Sadly I have the inline 6 (nice smooth motor) and it's far too gutless for that! grin Probably a good thing for me though. This is what happens when I have a rig that will turn the tires http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IABYPB9Yqc grin Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)

Re: [WISPA] Letter to my senators

2009-02-10 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
business owner... Patrick Leary Aperto Networks 813.426.4230 mobile -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 7:38 AM To: wireless@wispa.org Cc: w...@part-15

Re: [WISPA] Service vehicle

2009-02-10 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
! Josh Luthman Office: 937-552-2340 Direct: 937-552-2343 1100 Wayne St Suite 1337 Troy, OH 45373 Those who don't understand UNIX are condemned to reinvent it, poorly. --- Henry Spencer On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 11:50 AM, Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 o...@odessaoffice.com wrote

Re: [WISPA] Fw: [WISPA Members] Broadband Stimulus Package -ContactyourCongressmen

2009-02-10 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
. It would have been enough to restart a whole new economoy. insert witty tagline here - Original Message - From: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 o...@odessaoffice.com To: wireless@wispa.org Cc: w...@part-15.org; isp-wirel...@isp-wireless.com

[WISPA] yucky backhaul, need ideas

2009-02-10 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Hi All, I have a 9 mile link that I need to put in for a new tower site. No problem with the 9 miles. However, the link will have 100% fresnel encroachment AND a tree in the way. We'll have to be low to the ground (though I can see the other end right now). One end will *JUST* clear the top

Re: [WISPA] yucky backhaul, need ideas

2009-02-10 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 9:58 AM To: wireless@wispa.org Subject: [WISPA] yucky backhaul, need ideas Hi All, I have a 9 mile link that I need to put in for a new tower site. No problem with the 9 miles. However, the link

[WISPA] circular polarity was -- Re: yucky backhaul, need ideas

2009-02-10 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
will help with the Fresnel problem. It's polarity reverses when reflected, so the Fresnel reflection won't degrade your signal as abruptly. I've never had to do this, though. Jason Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote: Hi All, I have a 9 mile link that I need to put in for a new tower

[WISPA] CPNI filing. Do you have any VoIP?

2009-02-17 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Hi All, I've verified, as accurately as I can, that anyone that's billing for VoIP services has to deal with this. Here is some information that I got from the FCC. This document contains a 1-page template for the annual CPNI certification:

[WISPA] Great article on Brian's map

2009-02-17 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
http://www.isp-planet.com/fixed_wireless/politics/2009/wireless+map+form+477.html I especially liked the Verizon YouTube bit. Very funny and probably oh so true! Great write-up by Alex! Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)

Re: [WISPA] Cat5 ferrite beads

2009-02-18 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Hi Apryl, Where did we get those Ferrite beads? thanks, Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)WISP Operator since 1999! o...@odessaoffice.com www.odessaoffice.com/wireless

Re: [WISPA] Data retention and right to privacy - etc..

2009-02-18 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Now that's some very scary stuff! Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)WISP Operator since 1999! o...@odessaoffice.com www.odessaoffice.com/wireless www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam - Original

Re: [WISPA] USF fund reform

2006-03-29 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
in that time frame with free monies. Jeromie Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote: Hi All, Here's what WISPA is prepared to submit to the commerce committee. Thought you guys would like a peek at it first. WISPA USF Reform Position Paper WISPA is a the WISP industry's only

Re: [WISPA] USF fund reform

2006-03-29 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I'm not quite sure how to answer this one in this context. Just went by snippets I'd heard over the years on that one. I'll give you a couple of specific local examples though. Years ago I looked into what it would take to sell access to the school. erate is set up so that one company

Re: [WISPA] Fw: [Board] Television Whitespaces Position Paper - Version 2

2006-03-29 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
of cheap, interference resilient, or whatever other name you put on the product. I would aurgue the point that the FCC wants more efficient use of our unlicensed bands now and in the future. Brad -Original Message- From: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday

Re: [WISPA] Fw: [Board] Television Whitespaces Position Paper - Version 2

2006-03-29 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Whoa there Haas! I NEVER said that wifi would be a good thing at 3650. I agree with you that YOU guys should give us much more efficient radios when/if we get that band opened up. However, I DO like the contention based mechanism. And most wisps do when they understand what it means

[WISPA] Re: [isp-wireless] USF fund reform

2006-03-29 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
- Original Message - From: Brett Glass [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: isp-wireless@isp-wireless.com Cc: wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 1:00 PM Subject: Re: [isp-wireless] USF fund reform Some comments: WISPA is a the WISP industry's only industry owned and

Re: [WISPA] Re: [isp-wireless] USF fund reform

2006-03-30 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
then why should anyone ever pay for membership? Scriv Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote: Let me take this point by point John. more below Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865

[WISPA] Re: [isp-wireless] USF fund reform

2006-03-31 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Message - From: Frannie Wellings To: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 ; isp-wireless@isp-wireless.com Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 7:05 AM Subject: Re: [isp-wireless] USF fund reform Hi, I can give you the names of some supportive members of Congress and some bill

Re: [WISPA] Client Router selection

2006-04-04 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I've had good luck with Linksys. Gotta change the lan ip to something non standard though. Marlon(509) 982-2181 Equipment sales(408) 907-6910 (Vonage) Consulting services42846865 (icq) And I run my own wisp!64.146.146.12 (net

Re: [WISPA] Anyone Hiring?

2006-04-17 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
roflol Tuche' Good luck in the job hunt big guy! When are you going to start up your own instead of working for everyone else? Marlon(509) 982-2181 Equipment sales(408) 907-6910 (Vonage) Consulting services42846865 (icq) And I run my own wisp!64.146.146.12 (net

Re: [WISPA] Universal Service Fund

2006-04-17 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Here's what I wrote up on USF. Several felt it's got some errors that need fixing. Feel free to fix this, toss it and start over. Anything at all. But right now, officially, we're doing NOTHING. And that must change guys. Someone needs to come up with a position paper for WISPA to work

Re: [WISPA] Broadband wireless world

2006-04-17 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Man, I've not been to one of those for years. Tim Downs does a GREAT job. I can't wait till I can start hitting the shows again! Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)

Re: [WISPA] Universal Service Fund

2006-04-17 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
to those communities self funded. Dustin -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 1:32 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Universal Service Fund Here's what I wrote up on USF

Re: [WISPA] UL WiMAX update

2006-04-18 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
GREAT post Patrick! Thank you so very much for it. This is one of the reasons why I'm so proud of WISPA. We're attracting the cream of the WISP crop. As operators and distributors and manufacturers. I really hope we continue to grow in these well thought out, honest directions. Having

Re: [WISPA] ISPCON

2006-04-18 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I wish I were going! Jon is putting on a really good show. Decent wireless tracks and a TON of other isp related seminars and vendors. Sometimes we forget that the wireless part is only a small part of what makes a wisp a wisp. Going to these larger more diverse shows is a very healthy

Re: FCC NPRM 700 MHz Re: [WISPA] motorola buys orthogon

2006-04-19 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I don't think this really applies to us. The 24mhz is already allocated and off the table for our use. However, it does seem to me that the band usage etc. should be left up to the end user. The FCC should just allocate the band and let the market decide how to use it. Marlon (509)

Re: [WISPA] do you use tranzeo?

2006-04-19 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I'd not call Tranzeo low cost. They are middle of the road these days. I've got a lot of a lot of things. Tranzeo and Smartbridges being the bulk of it. Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services

Re: FCC NPRM 700 MHz Re: [WISPA] motorola buys orthogon

2006-04-19 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
AVP Marketing Alvarion, Inc. o: 650.314.2628 c: 760.580.0080 Vonage: 650.641.1243 -Original Message- From: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 8:30 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: FCC NPRM 700 MHz Re: [WISPA] motorola buys

Re: [WISPA] Best system for a new WISP, arguably OT

2006-04-19 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Patrick, You certainly do have some free time on your hands of late it looks like! wicked grin I actually talked to Jason an year or two ago. I've gone on a mission to find some of those who started this industry. I've been talking to Cooter, Jaime, and Norm Johnson at least semi

Re: [WISPA] Pioneering Wi-Fi City Sees Startup Woes

2006-04-24 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
roflol The city is selling signal boosters (I read that as amps) to anyone that wants them for $170? Oh man, this deployment is gonna come CRASHING down. Hard. It's really too bad these people are too ignorant, stubborn or just plain stupid to call any of us in to help. sigh Marlon

Re: [WISPA] Pioneering Wi-Fi City Sees Startup Woes

2006-04-24 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
That one's easy. They have a $400,000 per year budget. The city should contract with the WISP for that. Sheesh, 15 square miles. I could do that with my eyes closed! Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting

Re: [WISPA] UL WiMAX update

2006-04-24 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Rich, with all due respect, your idea has a REALLY big flaw in it. Once government sets a standard, it's going to be a very long time before anything new comes along. Pure Darwinism is bad in that it requires too much capital investment. No Darwinism (government standards, really that's what

Re: [WISPA] Pioneering Wi-Fi City Sees Startup Woes

2006-04-25 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
The real problem is that it won't be $400k. It'll be at least twice that. It always is. And, I didn't see anywhere that that included upstream connectivity? Here's where this stuff gets sticky. Out here we have a PUD that's put fiber to the home in. They told people that it cost roughly

[WISPA] Fw: Nighthawk Systems Wireless Rebooting Solutions

2006-04-26 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
No paging systems around here. But the rest of you may be able to make use of this. I've seen these, pretty cool stuff. Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)

Re: [WISPA] Smith pitches 'Broadband for America Act'

2006-04-26 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
That's pretty much what I was thinking. Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)And I run my own wisp! 64.146.146.12 (net meeting)

[WISPA] Re: [WISP] Who is Open Range Communications Inc.?

2006-04-26 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Interesting. I guess that the Form 477 doesn't count for this? Many of those cities (most???) in Washington are already well covered! Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)

Re: [WISPA] Business Value

2006-04-27 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Hi Mark, I don't have time to get into the deep details right now. I can probably help with this if you'd like. I've done some valuations based on income, customer base etc. Standard business stuff would put your company value at 1.2 to 2x annual earnings. OR 3 to 5 x annual profit

Re: [WISPA] Business Value OT Business Growth Rate

2006-04-28 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
It takes a bit to ramp up. The first 6 months are often pretty slow, after that it normally kicks up really quickly. Especially lately. We're seeing anywhere from 50 to 100% per year growth rates depending on market size, funding, network type etc. I'm not advertising because we can't cash

[WISPA] Re: [TVWHITESPACE] WISPA Whitespace possition paper

2006-05-02 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 11:51 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [TVWHITESPACE] WISPA Whitespace possition paper Yikes! I missed that issue completely Mike! Yes, WISPs use 900. In large quantities. I use it at one

[WISPA] Fw: [TVWHITESPACE] WISPA Whitespace possition paper

2006-05-02 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
. Michael Calabrese Vice President New America Foundation www.spectrumpolicy.org 202-986-2700 x327 Fax: 202-986-3696 -Original Message- From: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 12:12 PM To: Michael Calabrese Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Jim

[WISPA] What's next for the forward looking WISP?

2006-05-02 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
http://www.isp-planet.com/fixed_wireless/business/2006/lines.html Let the argument begin! grin Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)And I run my

[WISPA] Re: [Fwd: TV White Space]

2006-05-08 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam - Original Message - From: Frannie Wellings [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [EMAIL PROTECTED]; John Scrivner [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 9:39 AM Subject: Re: [Fwd: TV White Space] Hey Marlon and John, Well, there's lots

Re: [WISPA] Spectrum Analyzer

2006-05-08 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
EC carries a nice little unit from Anritsu (sp?). Portable, battery operated, easy to use. You'll need a converter to get the 2.4 gig version to work for 5.8 gig but that's not a big deal. Perfect for a wisp. laters, Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales

Re: [WISPA] Re: [Fwd: TV White Space]

2006-05-08 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
. Regards, Dawn DiPietro Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote: Thanks Frannie, Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)And I run my own wisp

Re: [WISPA] GAO: Broadband Access Difficult To Measure

2006-05-09 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Righto. And keep in mind that high level people tend to consider us telecom providers. Taken in that light, this is (so far) a good thing. The GAO folks that a few of us on the wispa board talked to seemed genuinely interested in what was really going on in the real world. I've not read

Re: [WISPA] Spectrum Analyzer

2006-05-09 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
, 2006 2:38 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Spectrum Analyzer Marlon, Could you post a URL? what price range is the equipment? Thanks - marshall On 5/8/06, Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: EC carries a nice little unit from Anritsu (sp?). Portable, battery operated, easy to use

Re: [WISPA] Weird problem - 20 seconds latency and other oddness

2006-05-09 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Yes. It could also be caused by a bad microwave oven. One that's really bad. But to put out 30dB of always on signal wouldn't be that hard to do. Sure screw up a c to i ratio though :-). This could also be a plastics plant that uses 2.4 to heat pellets. Could be a competitor with a screwed

Re: [WISPA] Weird problem - 20 seconds latency and other oddness

2006-05-09 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
He's running Star OS and MT as per the original post. Some of the effected ap's are routers. That's one of the first questions I double-checked too! Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865

Re: [WISPA] ATT reselling Wildblue

2006-05-09 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Has anyone found a way to get long term revenue from a sat. company? We're working with a sat installation company but we're going to have to give away the customers. grr Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)

Re: [WISPA] Rural Broadband Remains Spotty

2006-05-09 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Please notice that at the bottom it specifies another reason why the 477 is so important! laters, Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)And I run my

Re: [WISPA] GAO: Broadband Access Difficult To Measure

2006-05-09 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I love the title on the official report! hehehehehehe Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)And I run my own wisp! 64.146.146.12 (net meeting)

Re: [WISPA] Spectrum Analyzer

2006-05-09 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
] Spectrum Analyzer Those still look pretty old-school. Have you used the handhelds from RS, the FSH 3GHz and 6GHz series or the handheld Anritsu(s). Same cost or less to rent/buy and no upconverters required... Jon Langeler Michwave Tech. Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote: Sorry about

Re: [WISPA] GAO: Broadband Access Difficult To Measure

2006-05-09 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Looks to me like they are more than willing to say that no one really knows what's happening out there. They just can't come right out and say that. Course, maybe I'm just reading that the way I want to read it? Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408)

[WISPA] gas prices

2006-05-09 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Hi All, Just got our $700 gas bill for last month. That's just MY driving. No employees. And I don't even drive an suv! I'm thinking of a $20 per install fuel surcharge. Kinda like what the concrete company did to me last year at this time. What are people that have large spread out

Re: [WISPA] gas prices

2006-05-10 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
shopping for new high gas mileage vehicles. George Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote: Hi All, Just got our $700 gas bill for last month. That's just MY driving. No employees. And I don't even drive an suv! I'm thinking of a $20 per install fuel surcharge. Kinda like what the concrete

Re: [WISPA] Weird problem - 20 seconds latency and other oddness

2006-05-10 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Except it's not effecting the ap's further out. Even if they were on a different segment they should still pick up the interference from the ap's right? Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services

Re: [WISPA] gas prices

2006-05-10 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
gas bill was only $2,200 this last month. We did 104 installs. :) Travis Microserv Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote: Hi All, Just got our $700 gas bill for last month. That's just MY driving. No employees. And I don't even drive an suv! I'm thinking of a $20 per install fuel

Re: [WISPA] 4.9 space

2006-05-10 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
- Original Message - From: Butch Evans [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 12:30 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] 4.9 space Bump... Bump On Wed, 26 Apr 2006, Butch Evans wrote: On Wed, 26 Apr 2006, Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982

Re: [WISPA] International Links

2006-05-10 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Don't ask, don't tell! hehehehehe Jaime? Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)And I run my own wisp! 64.146.146.12 (net meeting)

Re: [WISPA] International Links

2006-05-10 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
/marlon/cam - Original Message - From: Jaime Solorza [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 9:35 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] International Links AFAIK- It is still illegal to shoot unlicensed bands across the US-Mexico border

[WISPA] Trango, takes a licking and keeps on ticking!

2006-05-11 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I've gotta tell you guys this story. If I wouldn't have seen it I'd never have believed it! I have a ptp 900 MHz link that was a tough one. Unknown trees, hill, buildings etc. in the way. Just can't quite see either end. It's short, under 3 miles but not enough 2.4 GHz signal to make a

[WISPA] Great data storage site!

2006-05-11 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Wish I could have gotten ahold of this local. I was in there back in the '80's. No that's not my name on any of the walls! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=4455060285#description This place is huge and within range of my wireless. It's only about 15 miles from Odessa.

Re: [WISPA] gas prices

2006-05-11 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
correctly. One lawsuit and you lose everything - personal and business. Regards, Peter Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote: We're a sole proprietor so all of the gas runs under the same bill. I filled the boat up once. Melissa drives a Suburban to work (4 miles or so) and we usually take

Re: [WISPA] gas prices

2006-05-11 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
office 905 349-2084 Emergency only Pager 905 377-6900 skype cajeptha Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote: I thought of that too. But if I get an extra 5, even 10 mpg it still won't make up for the payment on the rig. I love these uses Taurus wagons. I've had two of them go 230,000 miles

[WISPA] Re: Moscow wireless mesh network to reach 3.9m homes - Convergence - www.itnews.com.au

2006-05-15 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
wisp! 64.146.146.12 (net meeting) www.odessaoffice.com/wireless www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam - Original Message - From: John Oram [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 8:56 AM Subject: Re: Moscow wireless mesh network

Re: [WISPA] gas prices

2006-05-15 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
hehehehe Lets see you do that in the rocks around here! We put ground rods in with a jack hammer often as not. Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)

Re: [WISPA] Wireless Spectrum Fraud

2006-05-15 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Wow. These big telco's have absolutely NO scruples do they. I think we just need to break up all companies over 500 employees! grin Marlon(509) 982-2181 Equipment sales(408) 907-6910 (Vonage) Consulting services42846865 (icq) And I run my own wisp!64.146.146.12 (net

Re: [WISPA] soho router to replace wrt54g?

2006-05-16 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
We let people use anything they want. We suggest they get linksys so I can help them over the phone. I've not had much trouble with them at all. The key seems to be changing the lan ip addy from the default setting. This way, when some lunk head plugs on in backward it doesn't drive them

Re: [WISPA] soho router to replace wrt54g?

2006-05-16 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
eeek! Bottom posting! I hate having to scroll down to the latest text! wicked grin Top posters rule! Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)And I

[WISPA] Re: 900 mhz rules changes at the FCC

2006-05-22 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
)And I run my own wisp! 64.146.146.12 (net meeting) www.odessaoffice.com/wireless www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam - Original Message - From: Jim Snider [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 11:41 AM Subject: RE: 900 mhz rules

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