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Re: Announcing the First HamWAN Sector Site in Oregon

Herb Weiner
 

Thanks for asking, Nate. This will be part of PSDR.

Herb 

On Jan 5, 2020, at 1:37 PM, KJ7DMC <nate.wsales@...> wrote:

Great to hear! Will this sector be part of the Puget Sound Data Ring or will it operate as its own network?
-Nate

On Sun, Jan 5, 2020, 1:32 PM Herb Weiner <herbw@...> wrote:
We have raised sufficient funds to deploy our first HamWAN Sector site in the Portland Oregon area. We are considering two potential sites about half a mile apart from each other: the KOIN tower, and the KGW tower, both in the Portland West Hills. KOIN will allow us to mount our equipment at an elevation of 200 feet. We are still hoping that KGW will allow us to mount our equipment at a higher elevation, to obtain better coverage.

Currently, Oregon HamWAN is an assumed business name of the Cascade Amateur Radio Society. At yesterday's meeting, we approved a motion to create a separate 501(c)3 non-profit corporation for Oregon HamWAN.

All updates on both of these initiatives will be posted here.

Herb

On Dec 28, 2019, at 9:44 AM, Herb Weiner <herbw@...> wrote:

A week from today, on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the CARS (Cascade Amateur Radio Society) Annual Meeting and Party / Potluck Dinner, we will be announcing the first HamWAN Sector to be deployed in Oregon. Rob Salsgiver, NR3O, key member of the Puget Sound Data Ring HamWAN Network in the Seattle area, will be the featured speaker. The meeting is open to the public, and we invite everyone interested in Oregon HamWAN to attend. For details, please refer to the attached flyer.

Herb

<CARS Annual Meeting.pdf>





Re: Announcing the First HamWAN Sector Site in Oregon

KJ7DMC
 

Great to hear! Will this sector be part of the Puget Sound Data Ring or will it operate as its own network?
-Nate


On Sun, Jan 5, 2020, 1:32 PM Herb Weiner <herbw@...> wrote:
We have raised sufficient funds to deploy our first HamWAN Sector site in the Portland Oregon area. We are considering two potential sites about half a mile apart from each other: the KOIN tower, and the KGW tower, both in the Portland West Hills. KOIN will allow us to mount our equipment at an elevation of 200 feet. We are still hoping that KGW will allow us to mount our equipment at a higher elevation, to obtain better coverage.

Currently, Oregon HamWAN is an assumed business name of the Cascade Amateur Radio Society. At yesterday's meeting, we approved a motion to create a separate 501(c)3 non-profit corporation for Oregon HamWAN.

All updates on both of these initiatives will be posted here.

Herb

On Dec 28, 2019, at 9:44 AM, Herb Weiner <herbw@...> wrote:

A week from today, on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the CARS (Cascade Amateur Radio Society) Annual Meeting and Party / Potluck Dinner, we will be announcing the first HamWAN Sector to be deployed in Oregon. Rob Salsgiver, NR3O, key member of the Puget Sound Data Ring HamWAN Network in the Seattle area, will be the featured speaker. The meeting is open to the public, and we invite everyone interested in Oregon HamWAN to attend. For details, please refer to the attached flyer.

Herb

<CARS Annual Meeting.pdf>


Re: Announcing the First HamWAN Sector Site in Oregon

Herb Weiner
 

We have raised sufficient funds to deploy our first HamWAN Sector site in the Portland Oregon area. We are considering two potential sites about half a mile apart from each other: the KOIN tower, and the KGW tower, both in the Portland West Hills. KOIN will allow us to mount our equipment at an elevation of 200 feet. We are still hoping that KGW will allow us to mount our equipment at a higher elevation, to obtain better coverage.

Currently, Oregon HamWAN is an assumed business name of the Cascade Amateur Radio Society. At yesterday's meeting, we approved a motion to create a separate 501(c)3 non-profit corporation for Oregon HamWAN.

All updates on both of these initiatives will be posted here.

Herb

On Dec 28, 2019, at 9:44 AM, Herb Weiner <herbw@...> wrote:

A week from today, on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the CARS (Cascade Amateur Radio Society) Annual Meeting and Party / Potluck Dinner, we will be announcing the first HamWAN Sector to be deployed in Oregon. Rob Salsgiver, NR3O, key member of the Puget Sound Data Ring HamWAN Network in the Seattle area, will be the featured speaker. The meeting is open to the public, and we invite everyone interested in Oregon HamWAN to attend. For details, please refer to the attached flyer.

Herb

<CARS Annual Meeting.pdf>


Re: Announcing the First HamWAN Sector in Oregon

 

Although I won't be able to make it to the CARS meeting, I am anxiously awaiting news about the first Oregon HamWAN sector.
Cheers,
--
-mike glidewell
425michael@...
HH4817 AF7QY


Re: Announcing the First HamWAN Sector in Oregon

Herb Weiner
 

Thanks for the suggestion, Chris. We will consider this.

Herb

On Dec 29, 2019, at 7:25 AM, Chris Robinson KF6NFW DMR ID 3153250 <kf6nfw@...> wrote:

any chance this will be video'd and posted to youtube or somewhere we can watch and learn from? 

Sincerely,
 Mr. Chris A. Robinson 
 KF6NFW / WQOQ661



On Sun, Dec 29, 2019 at 9:05 AM Herb Weiner <herbw@...> wrote:
Yes, Nate. We will post an announcement after the event.

Herb

On Dec 29, 2019, at 1:16 AM, KJ7DMC <nate.wsales@...> wrote:

That's great news! For those who won't be able to attend, will there be more information on the sector available online?

Cheers,
-Nate

On Sat, Dec 28, 2019, 9:44 AM Herb Weiner <herbw@...> wrote:
A week from today, on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the CARS (Cascade Amateur Radio Society) Annual Meeting and Party / Potluck Dinner, we will be announcing the first HamWAN Sector to be deployed in Oregon. Rob Salsgiver, NR3O, key member of the Puget Sound Data Ring HamWAN Network in the Seattle area, will be the featured speaker. The meeting is open to the public, and we invite everyone interested in Oregon HamWAN to attend. For details, please refer to the attached flyer.

Herb








Re: Announcing the First HamWAN Sector in Oregon

Chris Robinson KF6NFW DMR ID 3153250
 

any chance this will be video'd and posted to youtube or somewhere we can watch and learn from? 

Sincerely,
 Mr. Chris A. Robinson 
 KF6NFW / WQOQ661



On Sun, Dec 29, 2019 at 9:05 AM Herb Weiner <herbw@...> wrote:
Yes, Nate. We will post an announcement after the event.

Herb

On Dec 29, 2019, at 1:16 AM, KJ7DMC <nate.wsales@...> wrote:

That's great news! For those who won't be able to attend, will there be more information on the sector available online?

Cheers,
-Nate

On Sat, Dec 28, 2019, 9:44 AM Herb Weiner <herbw@...> wrote:
A week from today, on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the CARS (Cascade Amateur Radio Society) Annual Meeting and Party / Potluck Dinner, we will be announcing the first HamWAN Sector to be deployed in Oregon. Rob Salsgiver, NR3O, key member of the Puget Sound Data Ring HamWAN Network in the Seattle area, will be the featured speaker. The meeting is open to the public, and we invite everyone interested in Oregon HamWAN to attend. For details, please refer to the attached flyer.

Herb





Re: Announcing the First HamWAN Sector in Oregon

Herb Weiner
 

Yes, Nate. We will post an announcement after the event.

Herb

On Dec 29, 2019, at 1:16 AM, KJ7DMC <nate.wsales@...> wrote:

That's great news! For those who won't be able to attend, will there be more information on the sector available online?

Cheers,
-Nate

On Sat, Dec 28, 2019, 9:44 AM Herb Weiner <herbw@...> wrote:
A week from today, on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the CARS (Cascade Amateur Radio Society) Annual Meeting and Party / Potluck Dinner, we will be announcing the first HamWAN Sector to be deployed in Oregon. Rob Salsgiver, NR3O, key member of the Puget Sound Data Ring HamWAN Network in the Seattle area, will be the featured speaker. The meeting is open to the public, and we invite everyone interested in Oregon HamWAN to attend. For details, please refer to the attached flyer.

Herb





Re: Announcing the First HamWAN Sector in Oregon

KJ7DMC
 

That's great news! For those who won't be able to attend, will there be more information on the sector available online?

Cheers,
-Nate

On Sat, Dec 28, 2019, 9:44 AM Herb Weiner <herbw@...> wrote:
A week from today, on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the CARS (Cascade Amateur Radio Society) Annual Meeting and Party / Potluck Dinner, we will be announcing the first HamWAN Sector to be deployed in Oregon. Rob Salsgiver, NR3O, key member of the Puget Sound Data Ring HamWAN Network in the Seattle area, will be the featured speaker. The meeting is open to the public, and we invite everyone interested in Oregon HamWAN to attend. For details, please refer to the attached flyer.

Herb


Announcing the First HamWAN Sector in Oregon

Herb Weiner
 

A week from today, on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the CARS (Cascade Amateur Radio Society) Annual Meeting and Party / Potluck Dinner, we will be announcing the first HamWAN Sector to be deployed in Oregon. Rob Salsgiver, NR3O, key member of the Puget Sound Data Ring HamWAN Network in the Seattle area, will be the featured speaker. The meeting is open to the public, and we invite everyone interested in Oregon HamWAN to attend. For details, please refer to the attached flyer.

Herb


Oregon HamWAN----Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner Jan. 4, 2020 6-9pm

K7ICY/ Ken Tolliver
 

The Cascade Amateur Radio Society(CARS) / Oregon HamWAN will hold their Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at 6-9pm at the LDS Church at 9901 SE Caruthers Street, Portland OR 97216 (just East of I-205 off Division Street). 

Your whole family is invited. CARS will provide the Ham & Turkey. Please bring a Salad or Dessert to share.

Rob Salsgiver, NR3O, will be our featured Speaker. Rob is a key member of the Puget Sound Data Ring (Seattle HamWAN) group. He will be coming down to Portland to speak on HamWAN and to answer questions. I think my first email exchange with him about HamWAN was in 2013. He has a wealth of knowledge and should be an engaging speaker. 

There will be a Silent Auction to do some fundraising; so be sure to bring your wallet/purse. There will also be some Door Prizes. 
No White Elephant Gift Exchange this year.

We will be electing CARS officers for 2020 also.

Come for a night of fun, food, and education. 

See you there,

Ken Tolliver


Re: Sylvan Tower

Herb Weiner
 

Nate,

Ken has applied for a grant to deploy HamWAN in Oregon. We have nothing to announce yet. Please be patient.

Herb

On Oct 11, 2019, at 9:35 PM, KJ7DMC <nate.wsales@...> wrote:

Hello,

I've heard that there is a plan for a relay at Sylvan KGW. Is this still in the planning stages, or is there any ETA?

-Nate


Sylvan Tower

KJ7DMC
 

Hello,

I've heard that there is a plan for a relay at Sylvan KGW. Is this still in the planning stages, or is there any ETA?

-Nate


Re: Trying to get on the network, but scanning is not showing anything

Herb Weiner
 

Evan,

I apologize for the delay in responding to your question. I was out of town for the past several days.

The signal from the dish is roughly 6 degrees wide / high. So even a very slight change in direction horizontally or vertically can make a make or break your connection. You really need to be able to aim your antenna while the wireless scan is running in order to optimize the aiming.

Also be aware that due to the fresnel effect, even power lines running through the path of the signal can interfere with reception.

I would recommend testing your system at Council Crest or some other location with known good reception. I can assist you with this later this week, if you would like.

Herb

On Jul 18, 2019, at 9:48 PM, contact@... wrote:

Hey all, 

So I picked up one of the MikroTik systems at SeaPac this year, and have been getting it configured these last couple of days.
I have it mounted on a mast in my backyard about 18ft up off the ground. My location is (45.569, -122.6170) and I have it pointed at roughly 45 degrees. There is no tilt applied to it currently, but I do have the bracket that can add a bit to it.

I feel like I should have direct line-of-sight to Larch Mtn, but so far nothing is showing up when I run /interface wireless scan 0
I configured my MikroTik using the script found here:
http://oregonhamwan.org/node.rsc

I can take photos tomorrow of my installation. I don't think there are any obstructions in the way (I can see Washington easily from my roof).

Does anyone have suggestions on what I may have configured incorrectly, or perhaps that I should change with my install?

Thanks,
Evan K7FOS



Trying to get on the network, but scanning is not showing anything

contact@...
 

Hey all, 

So I picked up one of the MikroTik systems at SeaPac this year, and have been getting it configured these last couple of days.
I have it mounted on a mast in my backyard about 18ft up off the ground. My location is (45.569, -122.6170) and I have it pointed at roughly 45 degrees. There is no tilt applied to it currently, but I do have the bracket that can add a bit to it.

I feel like I should have direct line-of-sight to Larch Mtn, but so far nothing is showing up when I run /interface wireless scan 0
I configured my MikroTik using the script found here:
http://oregonhamwan.org/node.rsc

I can take photos tomorrow of my installation. I don't think there are any obstructions in the way (I can see Washington easily from my roof).

Does anyone have suggestions on what I may have configured incorrectly, or perhaps that I should change with my install?

Thanks,
Evan K7FOS


Quick Report from Sea-Pac

K7ICY/ Ken Tolliver
 

Things from Sea-Pac 2019
  1. Scott Burrows gave a great HamWAN  presentation on Saturday. The class was well attended and everyone learned a lot.
  2. At the HamWAN Table we handed out about 200 Oregon HamWAN Flyers; 200 Client Node Wiring Diagrams; and 200 Lists of Compatible Equipment for Client Nodes.  There was a lot of interest.
  3. We sold 12 MikroTik Light Head Grid Radios/Dishes.(mostly the LHG-XL-HP5-ROW)
Thanks go out to everyone. 
Things keep moving on.

73

Ken Tolliver
K7ICY
503-544-7945


HamWAN Seminar at SEA-PAC 2019

K7ICY/ Ken Tolliver
 

Hey:

If you are going to SEA-PAC this weekend be sure to check-out Scott's (N7DOD) HamWAN Seminar on Saturday at 4:10-5pm in Riverside Room B.
It should be very interesting. Let your friends know about it too. I'm thinking it will be a 'Sold-Out' crowd.

See you there!

73

Ken Tolliver


Re: Recommended client equipment

Herb Weiner
 

These prices don't include shipping, and I'm not sure whether Ken has the mounts in stock. Check with Ken (contact info on website) for exact prices.

Herb

On May 29, 2019, at 9:41 PM, kc7pmu@... wrote:

What is complete list of equipment required for a node?  
Equipment page needs to have complete example configurations.

1. LHG XL HP5                  $79  -- from Oregon HamWAN
2. LHG mount                      15  -- from Oregon HamWAN
3. 50 ft Ethernet cable          43 -- from Amazon
4. Some sort of WiFi Access Point or switch to  attach to my network
5. Is PoE supply included with dish package or is there a different place to acquire that?
6. A mast, building, towers, or balloon to hoist the unit to a suitable elevation

So I need to pay the $94 via PayPal to the donation link and order the CAT6 outdoor cable from Amazon?

Thanks,
Paul Thutt
KC7PMU


Re: Recommended client equipment

kc7pmu@...
 

What is complete list of equipment required for a node?  
Equipment page needs to have complete example configurations.

1. LHG XL HP5                  $79  -- from Oregon HamWAN
2. LHG mount                      15  -- from Oregon HamWAN
3. 50 ft Ethernet cable          43 -- from Amazon
4. Some sort of WiFi Access Point or switch to  attach to my network
5. Is PoE supply included with dish package or is there a different place to acquire that?
6. A mast, building, towers, or balloon to hoist the unit to a suitable elevation

So I need to pay the $94 via PayPal to the donation link and order the CAT6 outdoor cable from Amazon?

Thanks,
Paul Thutt
KC7PMU


Re: Westside Connection?

Herb Weiner
 

Nate,

The http://www.oregonhamwan.org website is the official website of Oregon HamWAN. Oregon HamWAN is an Assumed Business Name of the Cascade Amateur Radio Society (CARS). CARS is a 501(c)(3) organization, and is eligible to receive tax deductible contributions. This email list is operated by Oregon HamWAN.

The http://www.oregonhamwan.com website is operated by Scott Burrows, N7DOD. Although does work with the Oregon HamWAN group, the http://www.oregonhamwan.com website is not officially associated with Oregon HamWAN.

At this time, our first site planned for Oregon is at the Sylvan (KGW) tower, north of Highway 26 near the cemetery. We hope to that HamWAN operational at that site before the end of the year. Although we have considered the Stonehenge (KGON) tower, this is not our top priority at this time.

Herb

On May 20, 2019, at 9:02 PM, nate.wsales@... wrote:

Hello,
I'm a bit confused, I see both a .com and .org, and the org here: http://www.oregonhamwan.com/cell-site-hardware/ mentions a possible site at stonehedge. Is there any proposed timeline for this site? I had emailed N7DOD (The listed contact on the .org but got no response) So let me know if this is the wrong place for this question.
73,
-Nate


Westside Connection?

KJ7DMC
 

Hello,
I'm a bit confused, I see both a .com and .org, and the org here: http://www.oregonhamwan.com/cell-site-hardware/ mentions a possible site at stonehedge. Is there any proposed timeline for this site? I had emailed N7DOD (The listed contact on the .org but got no response) So let me know if this is the wrong place for this question.
73,
-Nate

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