long distance in Perth

Matthew Lambie mlambie at pacc.com.au
Sun Oct 7 16:18:13 EST 2001

Talking with a mate yesterday after our testing and it looks like he may
have an even better location for a link. He is right on the hill face so he
could effectivley be hit from anywhere in Perth with LOS to the hills. This
would mean another AP for innaloo.net (will have to register hills.com.au as
well ;)

But let's just get my link up first.

Matt Lambie
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan Hurst" <janh at brightwatergroup.com>
To: "Geoff Watts" <wattsg at laboratory.innaloo.net>; <wireless at samba.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2001 1:54 PM
Subject: RE: long distance in Perth

> If anyone is in or near the Applecross area and wants to do something
> similar please drop me a line.
> -jan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoff Watts
> Sent: Sun 7/10/2001 10:13 AM
> To: wireless at samba.org
> Cc:
> Subject: long distance in Perth
> People,
> Yesterday we managed a 26.4km link from Doubleview to Lesmurdie
> in
> Perth.  Best S/N we observed was -80dbm and the whole thing was
> done
> handheld.  Elevation at Lesmurdie was 198m, and at Doubleview
> around 140.
> Next weekend we should have an antenna mounted somewhat more
> permanantly,
> and we're looking at putting an access point up there if
> performance is as
> good as things are looking.
> We'll let you know how we go, and this could potentially be
> really good
> news for linking the smallish (and spread out) Perth networks
> together.
> Vital Stats:
> Doubleview
> 140m elevation
> 10dbi omni pacsat antenna
> apple airport, 30dbm output model with pigtail straight into
> antenna
> Pole mounted from chimney mount (observe:
> www.innaloo.net/~wattsg)
> Lesmurdie
> 198m elevation
> 24dbi conifer antenna
> FCC 30dbm cabletron roamabout card, very short (3m?) RG8
> Hand-held antenna
> Total Distance: 26.4km
> Best S/N: -80dbm (good for 5.5mbps easily)
> I'm also pleased that the lobes coming out of that omni seem to
> be high
> enough that we're getting a decent signal.
> Thanks to Matt Lambie and Steve Bennett for assistance.
> cheers,
> geoff

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