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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: Allan Fields <afields [ at ] afields [ dot ] ca>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 18:44:24 -0500
On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 06:31:23AM -0500, Rick Leir wrote:
> 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 
> SimplySurf?
> 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

Yeah, this is the type of creative stuff which would make community wireless
fun.  Anything home brew/ham like rigs: if you have the time/need,
else just setup something generic and have fun on the network side.

> -- 
> Rick Leir     613-828-8289             ->  rick
> http://www.leirtech.com/rick/          AT  leirtech

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