AREDN Mesh Activities this week

K7ICY/ Ken Tolliver


We have a couple activities coming up this week.

Activity #1-------- Wednesday Evening. 7-9PM Another AREDN Mesh Flash Party!
  1. I have a bunch of items to be flashed with AREDN.
  2. Same place as last time.
  3. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Meetinghouse
  4. 11065 SW North Dakota Street
  5. Tigard OR 97223 
  1. Please bring your laptop ready to flash the inventory items.
  2. An extension cord would help too.
  3. I'm guessing there are 75 devices to flash.
  4. If you can, download the various flash versions ahead of time. 
  5. If I remember right, the WiFi there was highly filtered.
  If you can help, please let me know ASAP by either Text to 503-544-7945 or Email to ktolliver@...

Activity #2-------- Saturday Morning, St. Vincent Hospital AREDN Mesh Installation , Part 2.  
      Meet at the West Pavillion Entrance at 7:30AM. It'll be a hot day, so we'll start early.
      We will finish installing and testing the system on the Roof. 
      This time it will go a lot smoother.  

We Will be:
Running Shielded CAT5 Cabling
Terminating Cabling ( I bought the special kind of RJ-45 connector)
Connecting up the 320 Watt Solar Power System
Extending the Antenna Mounting area-- with Unistrut
Attaching new Antenna Mounts to the Unistrut
      We will see how well the new JACK NUTS hold in the thin Tin wall.
      If it's still an issue, we will screw and glue J-Pipe Antenna Poles.
Populate Power/Switch/Router Outdoor Box
Need someone to go up a 10 foot ladder
Installing and Aiming the AREDN Mesh Devices
Bottled Water and Cold Snacks will be provided
Bring a folding camp chair to sit in for Breaks.

We'll start with Justin installing two devices up on the roof of the Enclosed HVAC Building.
That's the only "risky" part of it. He's certified to climb roofs and I will be his Spotter.
Then we will move on to the other Antenna Mounts on the Privacy Screen wall.
I think it will move pretty fast.
The helpers from last time were great. 
I'd love to have you back again this time. 
And we will be more organized. 

Expect it to run from 7:30AM to 10:30 or 11. 
Hopefully, they won't shut down Hwy 217 this time.
If for some reason we don't finish by 11, we will quit at 11, and finish it another day.
The forecast is 90 on Saturday, so we don't want to stay any later.

If you can help, please let me know ASAP by either Text to 503-544-7945 or Email to ktolliver@...
I'll put you on the list for security clearance.

Your help is greatly appreciated,

Ken Tolliver