Sunday, May 3, 2015

Back In Barrow

I'm back in Barrow to finish configuring a new metro wireless network for the NSF leased facilities on the NARL campus. This photo shows the two base stations, the long, white panels. These radios are running 802.11N @ 5 GHz and, depending on the client, have a useful range of several miles. Each panel covers a 90° sector. The panels and cables were in the process of being installed the last time I was here but didn't get finished until after I had left.

Here is a typical client installation. The client antennae are only slightly directional (45° beam width horizontal and vertical) and I was getting great signal even when the antenna was sitting on the snow. But it's probably better to be mounted to a mast off of the ground. Less chance of damage.

Here is a "snow photo" for those still longing for just a few more weeks of winter. Water is dripping from roofs edges and sunset is now a bit after midnight (12:35am) with sunrise a few hours later. In ten days the sun will be above the horizon all day though with today's fog and cloud cover you wouldn't really know.

9 comments:

Martha said...

The snow photo doesn't bother me now, now as I sit and look out at rain and green grass, flowers, leafy trees. I'm good. But thanks for thinking of me...

redlegsrides said...

so, your last Barrow trip I assume?

Trobairitz said...

Thanks for the snow picture. I may not like to shovel it, but I do like to see it in pictures.

RichardM said...

It's a lot warmer on this trip than just a few weeks ago. But the roads are horrible due to the pot hole density. No green anything up here for another month or so. Flowers may be two months...

RichardM said...

Not even close...

RichardM said...

I thought that there was someone else handy to shovel it....

I still enjoy having snow. There are a surprising number of x-country skiers this year. More than I've ever seen before.

Bluekat said...

We had sunny and warm...in the low 90s today.
I'm beginning to understand how Conchscooter feels.

RichardM said...

He's a bad influence....

RichardM said...

He's a bad influence....