Range testing against the NT5NT access point was held last saturday night, with 7 hams in attendance. The access point is a located on the roof of the 16 story Nortel building at 2221 Lakeside Parkway (NNW of Campbell and 75). The AP is a Linksys WAP11 repackaged in a somewhat weatherproof Toro sprinkler controller box and is connected to a 16db Andrew QD-2400(?) Microceptor antenna.
Pics of the AP in its' case at:
Antennas tested included:
a 24dB Andrew 26T-2400 "MagGrid" antenna
a 14dB Enterasys CSIES-AB-Y-14 Yagi Antenna
and a 3ft parabolic reflector with a custom patch feed constructed by N5PYK.
The antenna is currently pointed in the direction of Wiley, TX, where it will be used to support the May 8 "Wild Ride" bike rally. We were able to locate ground locations where we able to get signal back from the tower. One location was a Home Depot parking lot at 544 and state hwy 78. This location was visually observed with Binoculars from the roof of the building. We were not able to visually identify the tower from the parking lot, since testing was done in the dark and appeared to be behind bright stadium lights. The other was an area just south of Lavonia Park (a park at Lake Lavon) which had a good view of the horizon.
I've posted a listing of participating users, their MAC address, and each of your assigned IP addresses on the NTMS-HSMM yahoo group files section. Please note that the temporary number I provided to you on Saturday is NOT your permanent allocation. Check the file for the IP address that you should be using. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ntms-hsmm under FILES section.
Here is a map of the paths.