You are mistaken - - it is not 1 man and its not one shelter. It is 3 Parishes full of evacuees and 11 shelters. (estimated 1100 evacuees)

Mac Dearman
Maximum Access, LLC.
318-728-8600 - Rayville
318-450-4349 - Monroe, La
318-303-4227 - NOC

JohnnyO wrote:

Oh lord - here we go - nothing like a good pissin match in the middle of
the morning on Friday eh ?

I definitely applaud Mac for providing the Internet and VOIP to the
shelters his church has setup for the Refugees. We have 4 or 5 shelters
in the area that we are providing "internet" to - no go on VOIP - we are
not prepared to do it unfortunately.

WISPA does need to stepup and support's efforts as well. To
not minimize what Mac or myself or other WISPs down here have done on a
SMALL scale, this project Bullit is heading will need help. It's time
for you leaders to bury the hatchet and overlook past history for awhile
on this one.
Scriv helping 1 shelter or supporting the efforts of a major Wireless
rollout across 3 states on the coast - well - let's just say -
nevermind. Any help that is provided is worth while - I just can't
believe that WISPA is so weak that it is ONLY ABLE TO HELP 1 INDIVIDUAL
! Get real man !

-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of John Scrivner
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 8:43 AM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] need WISPA to step up

One of our WISPA members, Mac Dearman, has already setup VOIP, Internet,

food and shelter for evacuees, He is doing this right now in Louisiana. I do not care who gets the glory on this. I sent Mac $250. He has put out a call for money, food, equipment and people to help him there today. I am sure there are many people and organizations willing to help and I applaud all their efforts including those of Part-15. Right now I consider Mac's effort in place there to be our effort through WISPA and I think he is our front line and we should support him. I say we all give what we can and let those in place doing the work continue to help. I plan to go there myself and help but I cannot right now. So you ask if WISPA missed the boat? Call one of Mac's shelter VOIP lines and ask the evacuees who answers the phone there if we are helping today

through Mac's efforts.

Rick Smith wrote:

I'm wondering if WISPA has missed the boat for the relief effort.

Shouldn't wispa stand behind and work with Part-15 on this one? This isn't a race to look best, but an effort to put WISPs on the map as reliable and trustworthy!

-----Original Message-----

Behalf Of Rudolph Worrell
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 5:48 AM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] need WISPA to step up

I am not sure where you will be getting uplink service to get out to the world from New Orleans but here is a link to someone who may be able to help with that.

Quoting Matt Liotta <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:

I think at this point there is the support needed to provide help for
the hurricane, but we need some organization. It seems to me this should be a WISPA lead effort. I think someone from the board should lead the effort or have the board designate a volunteer to lead the
We are ready to provide support ourselves. We can offer Tropos
equipment for instant Wi-Fi meshes as well as VoIP termination of
phone calls.
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