Hey Scriv,
Try Ronard industries in Mich City, Ind. - you must 
knowthem.  I'll call them on Monday.

Ron Wallace

---- Original message ----
>Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 10:35:40 -0500
>From: John Scrivner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>  
>Subject: [WISPA] 2.4Ghz gear needed for Rita and Katrina 
>Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED], wireless@wispa.org
>The message at the bottom of this page is from Mac Dearman 
in Rayville, 
>Louisiana to our WISPA email list server. He is one of our 
>association members. As you can see he is having trouble 
getting what he 
>needs to continue helping folks in Louisiana.The U.S. 
Government should 
>consider a policy of funding first in situations like this 
where we have 
>a federally recognized trade group (501c6 non-profit) and 
then task us 
>with providing proper documentation and accounting to back 
up funding 
>later. People need our help right now. Along with Mac's 
message I have 
>copied excerpts from the Washington Post and New York Times 
telling the 
>story of what we are doing in Louisiana. We need money right 
now. If you 
>cannot fund us then please fund someone to continue doing 
what we are 
>doing. People need our help.
>Here are quotes from the Washington Post and New York Times:
>The Washington Post: 
>Wireless Networks Give Voice To Evacuees (September 9, 2005)
>    Hurricane Katrina survivor Caprice Butler had been at a 
>    shelter in rural northeastern Louisiana for nearly a 
week when she
>    finally heard her husband’s voice on an Internet phone 
running on an
>    improvised wireless network.
>    “I was just overjoyed,” she said yesterday, tearing up 
as she spoke
>    outside the church in the farming town of Mangham, about 
200 miles
>    from her flooded New Orleans home. “Words can’t explain 
how I felt.”
>    …
>    The network at Mangham Baptist Church was the brainchild 
of Mac
>    Dearman, a wireless Internet service provider who was 
driving past
>    the church last week when he saw a group of parked cars, 
>    they were people who had fled the hurricane and set 
about providing
>    relief, including food, clothing and online access.
>    Dearman hooked up a radio transmitter near the church 
and linked
>    that to a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) telephone 
and a
>    computer, and suddenly the dozens of people taking 
refuge at the
>    church had the ability to reach out to the outside world.
>    Mostly, they are searching for loved ones and filling 
out Federal
>    Emergency Management Agency forms to get disaster aid.
>    “They just call from shelter to shelter to shelter 
looking for their
>    kids or for their daddies or their brothers because they 
>    separated, and they are just finding each other in the 
last few
>    days,” Dearman said, adding that people were often 
overwhelmed when
>    they connected.
>    New York Times <http://www.radioresponse.org/wordpress/?
>    (September 18, 2005)
>        When Katrina hit, (Radio Response’s Paul) Smith and 
>        volunteer communications enthusiasts rushed down to 
>        In Rayville, his team of techies clambered up a 
local tower to
>        blast WiFi signals 50 miles through the countryside; 
>        signals reached refugees clustered in church 
basements with
>        computers but no Internet connections. “We’re trying 
to make
>        sure families can contact each other, and get online 
to register
>        with FEMA’s Web site,” Smith told me.
>-------- Original Message --------
>Subject:       Re: [WISPA] 2.4Ghz gear needed
>Date:  Sat, 24 Sep 2005 00:16:17 -0500
>From:  Mac Dearman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>Reply-To:      WISPA General List <wireless@wispa.org>
>To:    WISPA General List <wireless@wispa.org>
>References:    <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
><[EMAIL PROTECTED]> <012301c5c05b$61026130
>Hello list,
>  I am again in the position to ask direction for acquiring 
more gear 
>to be installed in the Gulf towns on the Mississippi coast. 
I need Aps, 
>CPE, Jumpers, enclosures, mounts, tape, mastic, tripods for 
>roofs.....etc.   Do any of you know of a manufacturer that 
is willing to 
>donate these goods? If you have a supplier hit them up and 
give me their 
>  It seems like I would have some funding by now, but I 
guess its the 
>waiting game thing going on. Sooner or later FEMA is going 
to have to 
>come across with the doe!
>Mac Dearman
>Maximum Access, LLC.
>318-728-8600 - Rayville
>318-450-4349 - Monroe, La
>318-303-4227 - NOC
>WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org
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Ron Wallace
Hahnron, Inc.
220 S. Jackson St.
Addison, MI 49220

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