Friday, September 16, 2016

Status 16 Sep

So, some progress in the past few days

Estimates for completed tasks have been changed to reflect the time they were completed. Completed tasks have been dropped from the long report.

ID Estimate Status Description
917 2016-08-10 FIXED Order NW Digital board
981 2016-09-11 WONTFIX KC8ARJ as repeater
983 2016-09-11 FIXED Order quality SD cards
986 2016-09-11 FIXED Validate LTE
982 2016-09-12 FIXED WiFi startup
994 2016-09-12 WONTFIX Investigate hang time control
978 2016-09-13 FIXED Select UDRC/Pi Case
984 2016-09-15 FIXED SD card receive
995 2016-09-15 WONTFIX Investigate hang time in source
979 2016-09-16 FIXED Receive UDRC/Pi Case
987 2016-09-19 ASSIGNED Select LTE provider
988 2016-09-20 ASSIGNED Order LTE Device
989 2016-09-27 ASSIGNED Receive LTE device
991 2016-09-28 ASSIGNED Log file strategy
990 2016-10-03 ASSIGNED Configure/Test LTE Device
985 2016-10-12 ASSIGNED Schedule 2030 install
980 2016-10-12 ASSIGNED Modify/Install UDRC/Pi Case
992 2016-10-18 ASSIGNED Make backup SD
993 2016-10-19 ASSIGNED Move to 2030
996 2016-11-30 ASSIGNED Test 100 watt amp

Dependency tree Sep 16 1830Z

ID Estimate Status Description
987 2016-09-19 Select LTE provider

2016-09-12 10:29:17:  
There are a number of LTE providers that can provide quite low
cost for limited data quantity.  Estimate it would be hard to use
up 1Gb per month.

2016-09-16 12:22:11:  
Karma looks to be the winner.

They rely on Sprint's WiMax, not actual LTE but several sources
claim excellent coverage where we need it.  Their little hotspot
is $79 and they charge $14 per gig of data which doesn't expire. 
That means with our probable usage of under a quarter gig a
month, they are under four bucks a month.

Freedom Spot is another cheapie.  The hotspot is $100 but when
done you can send it back for a full refund providing you have
kept all the packaging.  Their monthly charge for a half-gig is
zero!  Also WiMax.  You can also pay $10 per month for a gig,
although totally free sounds appealing but suspicious.

Verizon's cheapest prepaid plan appears to be $35/2 months, not
clear what the hotspot actually costs. Looks like maybe a $50
hotspot, $18/month not so bad if we can cancel quickly. We know
Verizon coverage is good.

ID Estimate Status Description
988 2016-09-20 Order LTE Device

2016-09-12 10:29:37:  
Place order for LTE hotspot

ID Estimate Status Description
989 2016-09-27 Receive LTE device

2016-09-12 10:29:54:  
Wait for delivery of LTE hotspot/service.

ID Estimate Status Description
991 2016-09-28 Log file strategy

2016-09-11 09:46:43:  
Develop a strategy to be sure that log files don't get excessive

ID Estimate Status Description
990 2016-10-03 Configure/Test LTE Device

2016-09-12 10:30:32:  
Configure the Pi to use the hotspot network, adjust the backup
scheme for the external address, test repeater using LTE hotspot.

ID Estimate Status Description
985 2016-10-12 Schedule 2030 install

2016-09-12 10:30:56:  
Schedule a time to move the repeater to 2030

ID Estimate Status Description
980 2016-10-12 Modify/Install UDRC/Pi Case

2016-09-11 09:27:25:  
Indication is that case will need some modification

2016-09-16 14:29:46:  
Case with one spacer fits Pi + UDRC, *but*
- Supplied screws not long enough with spacer
- Light pipes in the wrong place (Pi 2?)

ID Estimate Status Description
992 2016-10-18 Make backup SD

2016-09-11 09:49:16:  
Need to create a backup SD card immediately before taking
repeater to site

2016-09-12 10:32:15:  
Create a backup of the SD card.  Moved date to the day before
install since this wants to be the LAST thing we do.

ID Estimate Status Description
993 2016-10-19 Move to 2030

2016-09-12 10:54:35:  
Install the repeater at the permanent site at 2030 building.

ID Estimate Status Description
996 2016-11-30 Test 100 watt amp

2016-09-12 10:49:37:  
Repeater will initially be set for 20 watts. It is unknown at
this time whether the addition of an external amplifier will
result in excess desense. After the repeater is at the site, an
amp will be tested for coverage.

MCM case with UDRC installed

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