Air-Stream-Northfield currently has three Hills 15db dishes in Horizontal for backbones and a 8db Superpass omni for client access. Installed on a tower around 20 metres high this covers from the south to the north.
Air-Stream-Northfield was installed on the 31st of July 2004 and was a big day planned that included a BBQ. Everything got done in time before the rain came luckilly.
Plans were to have Northfield link to Ottoway, Golden Grove and Skye.
Ottoway went fine but at the Ottoway end there was a tree in the way, the antenna was positioned in a different location and the link was quite good.
After some analisis it was realised Golden Grove was too far away and hills prevented it from connecting.
Skye was also the same, its all up hill in the direction of Skye.
While at Northfield people spotted the Elizebeth Water tower and since then research was done to find out more information about the water tower. A link from Northfield to the Elizebeth Water Tower will be up shortly.
This installation was made possible through the generosity of the SES and SAPUG for providing the site and power for this project and to all members of Air-Stream who have given their time and commitment to see this project off the ground.
Thanks to Troy, Jimmy, Tek, Steve, FuNcHi, LeafKicker, Bits, Essbee, Didz, Spud, RobinP, Mbarron, Ralliart, Stabo and anyone else I have missed
Special thanks to:
Arno Attema for permission to install equipment at the SES Communications Tower.
Paul Hoffmann, for oganising site visits and who climbed the tower.
Paul doing a scan on the 10th July 2004 (see log results below).
Image by Tek.
These are of the Installation on 31st of July 2004 and do not represent what it looks like today as hardware has changed at the site.
Inside the router.
Getting the cables ready.
Assebling the equipment.
Getting ready to lift it up.
Testing that everything is working.
After all tests done its finally being lifted.
Poor paul is stuck up there and have to install it all...
... Meanwhile everyone gets hungry and walks off to the smell of the BBQ.
Didnt LoC's mum tell him not to play with his food?
Image by FuNcHi
The Netstumbler logs were also taken from the lookout tower.
And this is what the tower looks like from up there, hi Paul!
Tower hotdog article image by Robert
Paul tower stumbling image by Tek
Aussie Onions image by FuNcHi
All other Images by Didz
air-stream-northfield_stumbler_logs_20040710.rar (3.6KB RAR Archive)