- Date: February 3, 2004
- Planned Start Time: 6:30PM
- Actual Start Time: 7:10PM
- End Time: 7:30PM
- Role call:
BI-QUAD antenna build fest was a go. We successfully built the bi-quad however the dish never arrived so that will be adapted soon. Good things were discovered that will help during the main Antenna Build workshop. AaronBaer
Web Based IRC client to be set up by KarolKulaga
Rocky Butte seems to be down. There are no longer any beacon packets flying eastward towards KeeganQuinn's house. Please Help. -- Need more info about problem maybe. Why is it down. Can someone drive by and check if it is up or down?
It seems that Rocky Butte has been plugged in once again. Hope is to confirm very soon.
KeeganQuinn would really like to get half a dozen NuCABs out of his basement. Aaron, Nigel, Tom - installation dates for prospective nodes would be very welcome. -- TomFitz says these will be moved out to new nodes. ShawnWelter asks if we can prep all of them for use as nodes and then store them somewhere?
This has been taken care of.
AaronBaer , KeeganQuinn and TomHiggins are working on a new node on Hawthorne close to Node143 -- no info no talk. This is because all three were out in the field hard at work during the weekly. The outcome of the evening, a new node potential was site surveyed and many possibilities for it explored. The site might turn out to be a PTP node or possibly a part of the PTPnet with a connection to Node143. Further KeeganQuinn and TomHiggins went to Node143 to do some much needed work and to make personal contact with the establishments managment. The work on the node was done by KeeganQuinn and contact was made with the managment by TomHiggins who is going to return in a week or so time with a biz card and some PTP lit to help folks not only use the node but to find other PTP nodes in the city.
It is now on to try and posibily build a node for the Eco Roof on the Hostel that is solar powered to extend the network.
TomFitz - We Need a slide show, info and a person to give presentation for possible nodes in north Portland in Mississippi area. Possible roof access on top of recycle center. IF we can do a good demo this would be a great area to expand into. For more info contact TomFitz. TomHiggins has done a slideshow for ITEC2003 , there is a swf and ppt of it in the download section with a open office version on its way, contact him for more info on this.
Presentation was given. One node was installed 2/3/2004.
- Don - Tech plan. Three pieces to his plan. Hot spots and their dev/deployment, PTPnet (many possibilities) , web software devlopment (node stats, Nodedb replacement?, moinmoni to plone.) Don will elaborate.
Bold.. Go for it! Jerrit had conversation with Don at the Bi-Quad fest regarding an upgrade of moinmoin and focus on building the user database.
squirrelmail is, waiting on ssl key. ssl key on the todo list.
TomFitz - Biz cards. We need business cards. Blank cards and cards for all of the people on the contact page.
Good Idea. Someone needs to design them or use the old design and modify.
TomFitz and KeeganQuinn: Automated database to facilitate generating statistics. Discussion concludes that individual users must not be identified, but data could potentially be useful and interesting. update: MAC address tracking/NoCat logs. looking for volunteers (Change 01/06/04)-- KeeganQuinn nocatauth to export xml statistics, it may be useful in the interim. seattlewireless has Really Cool Shit http://stats.seattlewireless.net/ http://www.caseyhalverson.com/wispot/ (Change 01/13/04) Contact as been made with Casey Halverson. The data scheme is being looked at. Ideas were tossed around on a new database for storing node info, and what is needed for in-house and public consumption. (no change 01/20/04)
KeeganQuinn suggests holding a wireless summit in Summer 2004. (Change 01/20/04) Talked about what month to hold this. May? April? Sooner or later? Tentative date last weekend in april
KeeganQuinn is interested in doing a satellite dish modification workshop involving 2.4 GHz and/or 5.8 GHz bands based on Trevor Marshall's bi-quad design with Primestar and possibly DirecTV/Dish Networks reflectors. AaronBaer and TomFitz both volunteer locations. Planning to hold the event in February, after TomHiggins' January installfest. update: AaronBaer says Jan31st for research day, then feb for actual event. (Change 01/13/04) DarrinEden has made a motion to make the day focused on UNII antennas. Discusion was had with an outcome to having a primary focus on UNII but open to ISM as well. It was so moved. (Change 01/20/04) Need a firmer date!!!