Installation Target Date: February 12, 2011
Each SkyPilot device needs to be able to see one another. For that, they need to be at or above roof level. The SkyGateway, which connects the mesh network to an internet connection will on the property of AaronBaer, at 6856 N Greeley Ave. The plan is to fasten a 12-foot 4x4 to an existing gate post, or other fixed object-of-opportunity, and then mount a 10-foot 1-inch steel pipe to the post using available mounting brackets recovered from the original mounting hardware used by MetroFi.
We need at least one cat5 run to the SkyGateway. If possible, we should consider running a second cat5 to provide a remote serial console. Three PoE injectors have been purchased.
- How is the post to be fastened?
Second device, a SkyExtenderDualBand is to be installed on a chimney at 6954 N Greeley. We'll use a shorter mast here, just enough to mount to the chimney and get the 2.4GHz omni antennas clear of the chimney top. We have Channel Master chimney mounts in stock. We'll need a cat5 cable run to somewhere with power.
- How to run the cable?
- Need to seal the omni antenna connections. tackytape + electrical tape.
Which omni's? We have two types from the MetroFi deployment: a shorter non-downtilting variety; a longer downtilting variety.
We have a limited number of the mast-end mounts for the SkyPilots. Investigate adapting the aluminum flanged-masts to pipe couplers. We have lots of these from the short streetlight moutns that MetroFi used and the aluminum cuts easily.
- Need a 5-foot mast for the chimney mounting
SkyPilots need a view of the sky to sync up their GPSs
- IP address allocations: