Monday, June 12, 2017

Day 38

We left Las Vegas this morning and headed for Utah. Today, we are staying at another Harvest Hosts site. We are set up in their small parking lot after calling them a couple of days ago. The business is open Wednesday through Saturday (today is Monday) so it probably doesn't matter that we are parked across five parking spaces. It is still kind of windy with gusts around 25 mph so no awning today. But with a temperature of 74°F we have the windows open and running off of the batteries. The last couple of days we were lucky to get the inside temperature this cool during the day.

It is really wide open around here and the hills are starting to look like Utah. Reddish with flat tops.

At this location, I have the Ubiquity NanoStation Loco tied into a public wifi network that I think must be nearby somewhere. The signal level is low (-90dBm) but it's fast enough. Even the RV parks that advertise "free wifi" in their ads usually only have one or two locations where it actually works. With the NanoStation, it works pretty well no matter where we are in the park. And we never have to change the SSID on our devices. I just log into the Ubiquity device and tell it which wifi network to use then save the new config. It reboots and within 30 seconds or so, you are online.

Today's experimental dinner is chicken, vegetables & rice made in the rice cooker running off the inverter.

5 comments:

  1. Glad to hear your Ubiquity unit is working out for you. The Weboost has not been much help here in Ridgway....it helps boost the signal somewhat, sure, but when the backend is crap, it's still slow. 2 Bars at LTE with Verizon and its still slow. It's a state park, no wifi and not near Ridgway (over ten miles away) and their APs have crappy internet access too it seems, at least the two I tried this morning.

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    1. The Nani is working pretty good. We've not really had a problem with cell service but then again we don't have to have Internet. There will be an exception next week when I have a couple of hour long audio conference. But between all of my devices (AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile) I think we are probably in good shape...

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  2. Nothing but winds and heat there. Still pretty though. How did the dogs take lack of grass?

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    1. Actually, it was very pleasant there. Nice and quiet, and cool enough that we didn't need the air conditioner. In fact the furnace came on last night. The dogs preferred grassy areas but there were some near the airport terminal.

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  3. Awesome to be cool enough to have the Windows open! And based on our experience, that high wind is standard in Utah. 😁 We only used our awning twice, and that was in Colorado.

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