Estimates for completed tasks have been changed to reflect the time they were completed. Completed tasks have been dropped from the long report.
|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|
|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|
|987||2016-09-19||Select LTE provider|
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.
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.
|988||2016-09-20||Order LTE Device|
Place order for LTE hotspot
|989||2016-09-27||Receive LTE device|
Wait for delivery of LTE hotspot/service.
|991||2016-09-28||Log file strategy|
Develop a strategy to be sure that log files don't get excessive
|990||2016-10-03||Configure/Test LTE Device|
Configure the Pi to use the hotspot network, adjust the backup scheme for the external address, test repeater using LTE hotspot.
|985||2016-10-12||Schedule 2030 install|
Schedule a time to move the repeater to 2030
|980||2016-10-12||Modify/Install UDRC/Pi Case|
Indication is that case will need some modification
Case with one spacer fits Pi + UDRC, *but* - Supplied screws not long enough with spacer - Light pipes in the wrong place (Pi 2?)
|992||2016-10-18||Make backup SD|
Need to create a backup SD card immediately before taking repeater to site
Create a backup of the SD card. Moved date to the day before install since this wants to be the LAST thing we do.
|993||2016-10-19||Move to 2030|
Install the repeater at the permanent site at 2030 building.
|996||2016-11-30||Test 100 watt amp|
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|