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[OCLUG-Tech] Re: [Ocuug] Free Wireless project in Ottawa/Gatineau

  • Subject: [OCLUG-Tech] Re: [Ocuug] Free Wireless project in Ottawa/Gatineau
  • From: Rick Leir <rleir [ at ] leirtech [ dot ] com>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 06:31:23 -0500 (EST)
I was installing antennas for Ripnet around Brockville.

In Ottawa, Storm serves the flat, open areas.  It is more difficult to 
serve the hilly, wooded areas.  Each location is different.  Many benefit 
from a nice tall DMX tower.  When you can't get line-of-sight to a Storm 
tower, what then?  We need cooperation, where homeowners relay 
connections to others who have line-of-sight to them.  Some work is needed 
to organize this all.  What is the financial model?  Can we work with 

For fun: there was a homeowner who did not have line-of-sight to Ripnet, 
but was a mile away from a large industrial building that gave a good 
reflection.  Connected!

Another homeowner had a tower, but a tree blocked the line-of-sight.  With 
a 10' mast extended horizontally from the top of the tower, Connected!
cheers -- Rick

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