- Pick location for next weekly
- Node notes:
NodeFirstUnitarian -- on Friday and Saturday, work was done on the Bell Tower which we had lost contact with. On Friday, Russell investigated the ongoing outage to the Bell Tower roof, replaced the old WGT634U (ap1) with a WDR3600 (new ap1) and was perplexed in his inability to ping the roof device from ap1. He was able to ping ap2 from the PoE injector with his laptop. He did replace the PoE injector and that might have actually "fixed it", if temporarily. Afterwards, it was noted that the port going towards the Bell Tower (ap2, a Soekris net4826), was flapping a little, every few minutes we'd lose link and two seconds later it came back. On Saturday, JasonBergstrom accompanied Russell and even climbed on the roof. In the meantime, an intermediate WDR3600 (dubbed ap3) was plugged in near the PoE injector, both to extend signal, but also to move an ethernet transceiver closer to ap2. That seems to at least partially alleviated the flapping problem. We are going to watch it for a while before taking more dramatic action.
- Discussion with No One Left Offline, a non-profit that is working on digital divide issues, primarily by providing hotspot devices to people in need.
- Russell owes Jason scans of our bank statements, so the CT-12 can be completed.
- Russell was interviewed for a volunteer position on the Multnomah County Library Advisory Board.
- Russell applied for a position on the Oregon Broadband Advisory Council, which the governor appoints.
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Russell produced bank statements and PayPal transactions for Jason to input into CT-12
Russell will provide Ted and Jason with PayPal account info, and will work on getting Ted a debit card
- Russell will renew the Post Office box
- Node notes:
NodeFirstUnitarian - Network had been down earlier last week. Russell replaced widget and injector Friday, which brought gear up, but still had drop outs.
- Saturday plugged in TPLink at PoE junction, did not see any issues with cable on roof, decided not to replace run or Soekris
- Have seen dropouts since, similar pattern as overnight Friday on link to Soekris
- Maybe put up a Rocket 5M omni? And a different 2.4G device on an offset, so need another cable run, or Bullet AC?
- Something like Mississippi Commons Rocket M5 and Bullet AC? Jason could buy if spec'd. Maybe June event?
- Russell out of country May 5-26th
- Municpal Broadband PDX - Oregon Broadband Council returning, de-emphasizing ISP contingent, Russell has applied, will go to committee then governor for appointment
- 1 out of 10 positions seemed to be user-centric, Sam Pastric left CUB, so no longer the obvious choice
- Russells application was heavy on user advocacy
- Russell applied to be on Multnomah County Library Board, has interviewed with one person so far, need to add 10 members in two groups of 5 going into fall
- Russell will be interviewing for Portland city job
- No One Left Offline - Phoenix/Talent library system, out of California providing WIFI hotspots
- Russell did some digging to try to find out who was behind them
- Contacted Kevin Frazier founder from UCB, redirected to Jeremy Ney Executive Director, CFO is a Google employee. Group connected via Harvard Kennedy School
- Russell had a meeting with Kevin on Monday, suggests there is a group that wants to have an impact, has some money for devices + volunteers. Kevin is from Oregon and edits Oregon 360
- Nationwide have deployed ~250 devices so far, many in NYC/Brooklyn