Mac, if you haven't been so informed, the part-15 group is prepared to
assist your efforts in every way possible.  Look for contact from Michael.


Mark



North East Oregon Fastnet, LLC 509-593-4061
personal correspondence to:  mark at neofast dot net
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Fast Internet, NO WIRES!
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mac Dearman" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] support


> Mac Dearman wrote:
>
> > Good evening all,
> >
> > I have finally "made" an opportunity to update everyone on our current
> > events. It has been so hazy and over cast here the last two weeks that
> > we have had about a 6 mile visibility from all the towers. That don't
> > sound to bad, but when you are making 18 mile links you start to have
> > trouble. We are re-climbing 3 towers today to "tweak" and make
> > connections. It got dark on us yesterday and everyone was just plain
> > worn out from so many all day in the sun events.
> >
> >  We are down to our last two shelters here in N. Louisiana this
> > morning and are expecting to move our base operations to Bay St. Louis,
> > Mississippi on Monday. We will be bringing in bandwidth to the shelters
> > there as well as to two Non-Profit organizations that I have been in
> > contact with over the last 5 days. The Not for profit orgs are
> > coordinating more shelters as well as moving in housing for the
> > residents that have lost their homes in that area.
> >
> >  We are preparing today for the move and are currently putting our
> > inventory on pallets and securing it with shrink wrap. We have 2 large
> > "covered wagons"" and one 18 wheeler trailer that we are utilizing. It
> > will be the biggest geeky WISP convoy that I have ever seen!!
> >
> > We are in need of a COOK for the Bay ST. Louis, Mississippi stint as we
> > are loosing our current cook who has 25 years (Sharon - my wife)
> > experience in making me fat. It would be nice if the Cook could also
> > climb towers, config numerous brand names of gear, knows Asterisk and
> > has plenty of money. All of these attributes would be a plus, but not
> > vital ;)   Really just a good cook who actually will have other duties,
> > Anyone available please contact me via email and I will go a little
> > deeper in depth.
> >
> > Now, - - - we are in desperate need of contributions to continue this
> > effort or we too will be eating at a shelter before long. We have been
> > totally self sufficient thus far and haven't leaned on anyone for
> > funding at any point. We have all spent a fortune on gasoline and not to
> > mention anything else needed at the hdwe stores, parts houses...etc to
> > get these folks on line and rigged out with PCs, VOIP and internet. I
> > was wondering what kind of support we have? What does that support
> > include? Can any one of the two organizations (WISPA or PART15) help out
> > with money for fuel, food, bottled water, toilet paper? We have a group
> > of approx 20 men (21 as Jim Patient counts as two hehehe) who are
> > loading up from here and going South. We are also picking up a couple
> > more who went home to Atlanta for a couple days, but are going to meet
> > back up with us there in Mississippi. This group of men will be FEMA
> > registered to enter the area and that is already taken care of. We also
> > have had the use of a private lot donated to us to setup base camp and
> > it has a clean concrete slab where a house use to stand.
> >
> > WE WILL BE ON THE GULF IN BAY ST. LOUIS - GUARANTEED.
> >
> >
> > We will be updating the www.crisis.wispa.org  website as well so stay
> > tuned for more news!! ( my Paul Harvey impersonation)
> >
> >
> > we have also been offered the task of getting bandwidth to a couple
> > really prestigious places Down Town NOLA in the next week or two at the
> > most. We have received some very nice press due to our efforts and
> > success here. It has been a team effort and none of it would have been
> > possible if TRANGO BROADBAND and PAC WIRELESS (to name two of many)
> > hadn't donated their gear so easily.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Mac Dearman
> > Maximum Access, LLC.
> > www.inetsouth.com
> > 318-728-8600 - Rayville
> > 318-303-4229
> > 318-303-4231
> > 318-450-4349 - Monroe, La
> > 318-303-4227 - NOC
> >
> >
> >
>
>
> -- 
> Mac Dearman
> Maximum Access, LLC.
> www.inetsouth.com
> 318-728-8600 - Rayville
> 318-303-4229
> 318-303-4231
> 318-450-4349 - Monroe, La
> 318-303-4227 - NOC
>
>
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