We knew it would be no vacation and we thank you for your hospitality. I would love to have one shirt for me. Stretch out an XL for me and I will hold my gut in! :-)

You won't have a problem with Class Cs in Bay of St. Louis. You must have forgotten that we gave you guys 4 class Cs to use there from Mt. Vernon. Net. Joe Lapolita has the specifics. MCI just needs to announce the routes and it is done. Call David Smith at 618-244-6868 if you or anyone else needs instruction on getting access to these routes.. This is a done deal. David Smith had these Cs ready in five minutes when we called from down in Bay of St. Louis.
Later Mac Man!

Mac Dearman wrote:


hehehehehe - -I know what you and Scriv were thinking when you came down to Ponchatoula - -"Road trip" and vacation!!! :-)

I want all of you out there to know these men worked their arses off the days they were down there. I felt sorry that they had driven so far, worked very hard and then put back on the highway to make that long leg home after having had the dog worked out of them. I appreciate y'all Rick & Scriv. The two of you not only delivered a tremendous amount of food for the shelters, but a pile of PCs and monitors...etc. You guys already had my respect, but now you have actually earned it!! I appreciate you two & Kent!!

WISPA ordered some T-shirts for our team that was here (N. Louisiana) and/or in Mississippi

They say "WISPA" "Building Emergency Communications" on the front and on the right sleeve they say "Hurricane Katrina Relief Team 2005"

Please send [EMAIL PROTECTED] your size and mailing addy and we will get yours shipped out to you. The sizes available are XL, L & Medium and I think there are 60 of them all total. First come first served on sizes and I can think of a few of US that would stretch a medium sized T-shirt to the point of disgrace :-) and/or even shameful for public display!

Again I want to thank all of you for your kindness and hard work. I am at home and will be working on my network this week as I await some more gear to come in to get a few more backhaul links in for Mississippi. Any of you ready for another round down there? If you havent been to Bay St. Louis, Diamondhead, Waveland or Pearlington - - - - - - you aint seen a thing and I need your help!!!!

I need some help for this weekend or first part of next week. I need a couple climbers as well as a few installers. I need some help re-vamping the network in South Mississippi as the original plan does have its faults as we were trying to work with the ATAs that we had. I have Steve Milton in Seattle who is the Cisco gate keeper and he has done an outstanding job. He is just a phone call away with any changes we need. I think if I can get MCI to give us a full Class C we would be in good shape and then we could just assign public IPs to all routers on the network and do NAT at the client router only. The ATAs have given us fits with NAT and I think that we now have Aaron Huslage supplying us with the Linksys - 2 port ATA and firewall routers that will enable us to build a highly reliable and redundant backhaul and AP scenario.

Mac Dearman
Maximum Access, LLC.
www.radioresponse.org (Katrina relief efforts)
318-728-8600 - Rayville
318-376-2562 - cell

Rick Harnish wrote:


I am still in awe of your energy level for such an old man. ;) You are the epitomy of what all of us should strive to be. I'm glad you have taken the weekend off to spend at home with your wife and family. The last time we talked, you were having issues in Gulfport with interference. It sounds like maybe those are resolved, are they? How is Joe doing? Is he getting equipment that he needs? I only wish I could get back down there and help but it just isn't in the
cards for me.  I have too many projects that are demanding my attention
RIGHT NOW!  I'm sure you know tooooooo well how that is.

If you need me to stump for gear or other supplies, let me know. Hey, I can
ship those Tsunamis back down to yall. :P

Enjoy the weekend!

Rick Harnish
OnlyInternet Broadband & Wireless, Inc.
260-827-2482 Office
260-307-4000 Cell
260-918-4340 VoIP

-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Mac Dearman
Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 8:59 AM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA]

Good morning list,

I thought I would drop all of you a line this morning as it is the first normal Saturday morning I have had in a month. I am sitting in front of my PC, cup of coffee on my desk, nice chair to sit in, A/C is rocking, little puppy in my lap and my big black lab on the floor behind me and no generators are running within my hearing range!!!! This is a good morning in N. Louisiana!!

I rolled in home from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Thursday night about 10:00pm and havent had a spare moment since. It has been a real experience working in the "Katrina" zone these last few weeks. I will never forget all the people and all the support that we have gotten. None of the things we have/will accomplished would be possible if it were not for folks like all of you. I appreciate all that yo have done from the bottom of my heart. I know I haven't been on list and given updates like I should have, but I have an excuse for that too. Part of the time we had no bandwidth where we were staying and part/most of the time we would get started at 7:00AM and not quit until 9-10:00pm and I was totally exhausted. Sleeping on a floor was not a problem for 4 days!!

We are not through in Bay St Louis or Waveland as we are still connecting shelters..etc. We also have a BH link to make into the Port of Bienville (15miles?) where there are many jobs at different Port facilities and factories like GE and an Crude oil crack plant (no smart alec comments on the crack plant) as well as the only sewer waste disposal plant for Hancock county that serves Bay ST Louis and Waveland. I talked with Joe Laura yesterday and we are going to join backhauls at our Mississippi Power tower and his Lyman, Mississippi tower. I gave him two Tranzeo TR-5a-N radios and two 3' dishes yesterday to make that possible and he was headed out to hang that gear yesterday. He also offered us a place to set up camp in D'Iberville where we could stay for the duration of our campaign down there. I am also working on a deal with 'Rescue International" that would join our network with theirs in Slidell, Louisiana on a water tank owned by the town. This would give us redundancy on both ends (one 6meg and one DS3)as well as provide fail over redundancy for both of these other groups. I thought it was a pretty sweet deal for all of us!

We are still lacking getting into Pass Christian, Mississippi and we really need to get that done. I have access to two towers in the area, but am lacking help at this point in time. It would be really nice to have someone else who can/will climb and hang this gear. I have everything it takes to put a 5.x Backhaul and 2.4 AP with an omni there as well as a Trango 900AP and omni. We could use a few more DB clamps, but short of that we have what we need to complete these efforts. We need to do the same thing when we get to Port of Bienville - - - exact same set up and gear. ANY VOLUNTEERS?

Thanks Y'all

Mac Dearman
Maximum Access, LLC.
www.radioresponse.org (Katrina relief efforts)
318-728-8600 - Rayville
318-376-2562 - cell


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