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          Wednesday, July 28: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm & 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Thursday, July 29: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  * Where: Portland Marriott Downtown
1401 SW Naito Parkway
          Wednesday, July 28: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm & 6:00 - 7:30 pm Thursday, July 29: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  * Where: Portland Marriott Downtown 1401 SW Naito Parkway

Upcoming Events

The July 2004 Monthly Meeting

  • When: Wednesday, July 28th 2004. 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Where: UrbanGrind Coffee House

  • Who: Everyone
  • Why: For more info read the MeetingJuly2004 page.

The PTP will be at [http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2004/ OSCON (The Open Source Convention)]

  • When: Exhibit Hall Hours
    • Wednesday, July 28: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm & 6:00 - 7:30 pm Thursday, July 29: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Where: Portland Marriott Downtown 1401 SW Naito Parkway
  • How: Check the [http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2004/ web site for information]

Recent News

PlayDaySix - Raising A Node, The Hows And Whys

  • When: Saturday, July 17th, 2004 11am to 4 PM
  • Coordinators: TomHiggins

  • Slogan: Explore, Expand, Evolve!
  • Where: [WWW]Urban Grind Coffee
  • Where's That: 2214 NE Oregon, Portland, OR 97232

Playdays are a time and place for all interested people to gather, listen to some presentors, exchange ideas, break up into focused groups and work at building up each others knowledge. This PlayDay will focus on the building and running of a PTP node. Everyone is welcome, experimentation is encouraged, a good time will be had for all participants.

The World Wide Wardrive 2004

Get to know your nieghborhood , meet new people, see how the wireless network has spread across the landscape. The [http://www.worldwidewardrive.org/ WWW2004] is an event that will bring folks togther to explore and map out the wireless network they live in and around. For more information check out the [http://www.worldwidewardrive.org/ WWW4 page] and to find out how other PTP members are going to participate drop a note of interest on the [http://lists.personaltelco.net/mailman/listinfo/general PTP General Mailing List. ]

The PTP CapitalFund Matching Funds Challange

Up to now the PTP has done most everything out of the pockets and good graces of folks willing to front for equipment, printing, fees and setup costs. The time has come for us to build up our warchest so that we can better work on the PTP's goal "To promote and build public wireless networks through community support and education."

To that end the PTP has started a CapitalFund drive, this is a way for folks to donate money in order that we can gain some matching funds that have been put on the table. Please read the CapitalFund page for all the details.

The June 2004 Monthly Meeting

  • When: Wednesday, June 30th 2004. 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Where: UrbanGrind Coffee House

  • Who: Everyone
  • Why: For more info read the MeetingJune2004 page.

The May 2004 Monthly Meeting

  • When: Wednesday, May 26th 2004. 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Where: UrbanGrind Coffee House

  • Who: Everyone
  • Why: For more info read the MeetingMay2004 page.

The April 2004 Monthly Meeting

  • When: Wednesday, April 28th 2004. 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Where: UrbanGrind Coffee House

  • Who: Everyone
  • Why: For more info read the MeetingApril2004 page.

The PTP's EarthDay Support

Members of the PTP will help set up a free use zone of wireless goodness at a [http://www.earthday.net/g&e/viewEvent.asp?id=590 local EarthDay event on April 17th.] If you are interested in helping out please drop us a note on the [http://lists.personaltelco.net/mailman/listinfo/general PTP General Mailing List. ]

The March 2004 Monthly Meeting

  • When: Wednesday, March 31st 2004. 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Where: UrbanGrind Coffee House

  • Who: Everyone
  • Why: For more info read the MeetingMarch2004 page.

The PTP InstallFestMarch2004

  • Where: Node236
  • When: Saturday, March 20th, 2004. 12:00 am - 5:00 pm or so
  • Who: You
  • Why: Read the InstallFestMarch2004 page for more info

The PTP AntennaModWorkshop

  • When: February 29, 2004.
  • Where: [http://www.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/Node134 Node134]

  • Who: Everyone
  • Why: Personal Telco Project is holding a satellite dish modification workshop. 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. There are plenty of interested people and lots of unused dishes out there in the world! Please read AntennaModWorkshop for more information

The Februrary 2004 Monthly Meeting

  • When: Wednesday, Februrary 25th 2004. 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Where: UrbanGrind Coffee House

  • Who: Everyone
  • Why: Speaker - Phil Busse

For more info read the MeetingFebruary2004 page.

The January 2004 Monthly Meeting

  • When: Wednesday, January 28th 2004. 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Where: UrbanGrind Coffee House

  • Who: Everyone

For more info read the MeetingJanuary2004 page.

The January 20th 2004 Weekly Meeting

Site Survey Maps

[http://www.personaltelco.net/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=sitesurveys View the amazing images of data and maps merged togther] to show the range and scope of some of the PTPs nodes. If you have a node that needs a survey please send an email to the [http://lists.personaltelco.net/mailman/listinfo/ General PTP Mailing List]

Installfest Fall 2003

PTP members gathered to help each other learn and build. Nodes were crafted, antennas mucked with, coffee drank and [http://www.personaltelco.net/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=Node236 pictures taken.]

The January 13th 2004 Weekly Meeting

The PTP InstallFestWinter2004

  • When: Saturday, January 10th, 2004. 11:00 am - 6:00 pm or so
  • Why: InstallFestWinter2004 for a full run down and pictures of the event

The January 6th 2004 Weekly Meeting

The December 30th 2003 Weekly Meeting

The December 23th 2003 Weekly Meeting

The December 16th 2003 Weekly Meeting

The PTP HolidayParty2003

  • When: Saturday, December 13th, 2003. 6:00pm - ???
  • Where: ["Node491"] Cappos Cafe - Old Town Portland at NW Everett and Broadway.
  • Who: Everyone
  • Why: Food, Folks, Fun , State Of The PTP Speech, Awards, Live DJS

The December 2nd 2003 Weekly Meeting

The November 2003 Monthly Meeting

  • When: Wednesday, November 19th 2003. 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Where: UrbanGrind Coffee House

  • Who: Everyone

The PTPnet is fast moving from research to reality. This months meeting will cover the progress on the Rocky Butte node, inter node connectivity methods, creation status of new nodes, planned user workshops, reports on PTP resources and ways to help build out the network.

The evolving agenda can be found at MeetingNovember2003 .

The September 2003 Monthly Meeting

  • When: Wednesday, September 24th 2003. 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Where: UrbanGrind Coffee House

  • Who: Everyone

Included with this months meeting we have a featured speaker. Don Westlight, engineer manager for NWAX. Past positions include IP Engineering Manager of OHSU, and network engineer for OGI. He is co-author of "A High-Speed Metropolitan Area Network Measurement Study"[1] along with Jim Binkley of PSU.

He'll be speaking about IPv6. Including the current status of IPv6, its usefulness in mobile applications, and the possibility of more widespread IPv6 usage in Portland.

[1] http://citeseer.nj.nec.com/binkley00highspeed.html

PTProactivist Lunchtime Activity August 20th 2003

  • Pictures from the first outing can be found at ["PTProactivism"].

Pioneer Courthouse Square Area Node

We are please to annouce that one of our most widely used and central nodes is now back in full operation.

Read the press release [http://lists.personaltelco.net/pipermail/general/2003q3/014017.html Here]

And the Node113 Wiki [http://www.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/Node113 Here]

New Personal Telco President Elected DarrinEden has been elected by the membership of Personal Telco to serve as president for the next two-year term. His term starts August 15, 2003.

Official Personal Telco Play Day -

July 17, 2003 New Node Announcement: Irving Park

Installation of a new Personal Telco node was completed yesterday evening that covers the SW corner of Irving Park (NE 7th & Fremont). Best coverage is near the picnic tables that surround the tennis courts.

Node Wiki page: http://www.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/Node487

Information about Irving Park: http://www.parks.ci.portland.or.us/Parks/Irving.htm

June 28, 2003 Personal Telco Project Featured on local news radio program

I always enjoy listening to Nigel talk about wireless. the interview today on the radio http://www.kbnp.com/ was really nice and Molly allowed a lot of time to ask Nigel questions about PTP.

If anyone missed the interview here is the archive: http://www.oregonlive.com/live/techtalk/

Also Rick Lindahl was interviewed in March. He also gave several plugs for PTP.



June 2003 Personal Telco Project [http://www.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/MonthlyMeeting monthly meeting]

  • Date: Wednesday June 25th, 2003
  • Time: 6:00 PM PST to 9:00 PM PS
  • Location: 2214 NE 22nd and Oregon St.
  • Website: [http://www.urbangrindcoffee.com Urban Grind Coffee]

See the [http://www.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/MonthlyMeeting monthly meeting] page for more details.

Personal Telco receives federal tax exempt status under 501(c)(3) of the code.

Thu, 19 Jun 2003 19:14:04 -0700

I am pleased to announce that the Internal Revenue Service as recognized The Personal Telco Project as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

This is much in due to our monthly meetings, hack fests, and play-days! Thanks to all that organize and support those events, lets keep them going strong.

I would like to personally thank everyone that helped in this process, it took a year but it happened!

  • -- Lucas Sheehan, Secretary of Personal Telco Project

Pioneer Courthouse Square Node

The downtown Pioneer Courthouse Square Node is currently down because it is being moved to a new location. Service will be returned as soon as possible. Sorry for the disruption of Service.

  • -- PTP

Official Personal Telco Play Day -

Portland Ranked Most Wireless City in America

The Wireless Commons Manifesto

Notes on the NewbieWorkshop03BR

  • On a non rainy day in Portland some 15 folks gathered to share in community wireless networking. One of the beinfits of wireless computing is the ability to not be shut up indoors and this meeting turned into a great example of that benefit. [http://wsmf.org/pictures/2003/0330-NewbieWorkshop03/ Pictures of the gathering] as well as notes can be found on the NewbieWorkshop03 page.


Official Personal Telco Equipment Play Day

PTP Play Day is today at [http://www.urbangrindcoffee.com Urban Grind Coffee].

Great time to learn about wireless over coffee or tea.

  • Location: 2214 NE 22nd and Oregon St.
  • Date: Saturday April 12, 2003
  • Time: 12:00 to 4:00PM

[http://personaltelco.net/index.cgi/PlayDayTwo more infomation.]

Monthly Meeting Thursday March 27 th 6:00pm to 8:45pm

The MonthlyMeeting for March 2003 is Tonight. Location: [http://www.multcolib.org/agcy/cen.html Downtown Central Library]

Note: When you come to the first set of doors in the main library, take a right turn and you?re at the meeting location.

801 S.W. 10th Avenue Portland, OR 97205

  • Guest Speaker - Chris Williams of The Computer Store Northwest
  • New Powerbooks Demo and Apple 802.11G AP's

23 February 2003 Notes on the NewbieWorkshop02

  • Notes of what went on and some pictures to gaze at are now up. the Notes will be updated as folks remeber the plethora of points that came up in the 5+ hour gathering. All in all a great gathering, thanks to everyone who came by. Now on to NewbieWorkshop03 . BR

26 January 2003 Notes on the NewbieWorkshop01

  • Super Bowl Sunday saw the kick off of the first NewbieWorkshop. Lots of questions, some answers and TBD plans for the next month's gathering. Read some of what we talked over and whats on tap for next month.

15 December 2002 The Personal Telco Project HolidayParty2002!

  • Time: 6PM to midnight.
  • Where: The Heaven Cafe Lounge
    • 429 S.W 10th Ave.
    • Portland Or 97205
  • Who: Anyone who has supported the Personal Telco Project during 2002.
    • If you've attendend a meeting, help someone setup an access point, or even mailed to the mailing list, you've helped.
  • Why: To celebrate the year's accomplishments and the holiday season.

11-12 December 2002 - ITEC 2002 Personal Telco Project] will be at ITEC

22-25 November 2002 - PersonalTelcoProject helps OryCon 24 get Internet access

  • PersonalTelcoProject teamed up with WinfieldWireless to provide OryCon24 with Internet access. Paul Allais worked with the PTP Special Ops Team to make a connection from the KGON tower on the West Hills of Portland to the PTP Van at the Columbia River Double Tree on the Columbia River. Here is what the the Internet Cafe manager had to say:

    "Everything went swimmingly well. The cooperative interaction and performance of PTP and Winfield was fabulous. Over the weekend, I believe Paul from Winfield Wireless said we moved about 1.5 million 64 bit packets through their link. Apparently, we had some appreciative members of the convention. Thanks again. I spread the PTP name far and wide. You should be getting a few inquiries."

    • -- Christopher Cullins,BR Manager, Orycon 24 Internet Cafe.

15 October 2002 - Monthly Meeting Oct 31th at Hollywood Library

25 September 2002 - Monthly Meeting Sep 25th at SW Lucky Lab

16 September 2002 - Personal Telco in the news

21 August 2002 - August Monthly Meeting - New Location

  • The Personal Telco MonthlyMeeting is on Wednesday August 28th. The location is the southwest LuckyLab in Multnomah Village. It starts at 6pm and goes until people leave.

21 August 2002 - Ouch! The Slashdot Effect

  • Well we survived the SlashDot article. But by the time the combined effect of the Oregonian article, SlashDot, The Register etc got done with us it was pretty ugly. The map server is gonna be down for a little bit until I think it's died down but everything should be back to normal in a day or so. Please bear with us.

19 August 2002 - Oregonian Article

18 August 2002 - New Web Site Online

  • The new web site is now live! We know there are still some bugs with it, and there's content that still needs to be written for the new navigation framework, but then that's what you're all for, right? ;) If you see anything broken or know how to fix any HTML/CSS quirks you find please let us know. Oh, and if it does't look like [http://www.personaltelco.net/

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