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" use for a whole
pile of people.

Only about 300 more, and you can get a 4 radio setup with the same power
needs.   And when all the infrastructure gets renewed and rebuilt, it can be
taken down and the parts resold, including the panels.

North East Oregon Fastnet, LLC 509-593-4061
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Thomas" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 7:29 AM
Subject: Re: opportunityto help (wasRe: [WISPA] Hurricane?-

> Anyone got some big batteries and solar panels?
> John
> Mac Dearman wrote:
> >
> > 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 hooked in to that works! I understand from talking to
> > the power people (Entergy) that the whole power grid is ruined - - not
> > just down and it will have to be revamped from top to bottom so there
> > may not be any power for a while anywhere on the Gulf Coast. We
> > experienced power outages to "just South" of me yesterday and all
> > night  - - I am
> > miles North of New Orleans so that will give you an idea of the extent
> > of the grid problem they are facing. Vicksburg, Mississippi is exactly
> > 35 mile East of me on I-20 and they have had no power since the
> > Katrina and remain in the dark today as well as Jackson, Mississippi -
> > - their Capital. If it werent for back up generators at the main fiber
> > connections in Jackson, Mississippi we wouldnt be sending and
> > receiving these emails this morning.
> >
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