dBi, dBm and mW?

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
The terms dBi, dBm and mW are all measurements used when talking about wireless communications. The terms dBm and mW are used when talking about the output power of a transmitter or wireless interface. The term dBi is used when talking about the Gain of an antenna.



dBm and mW

The terms dBm and mW are the two ways of expressing the output power of a wireless… Read More

Portable Air-Stream Mast

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

After much talking about it, Machspeed, FireFox, Shadey and Myself decided to finally do it. We built a portable 6.5m Trailer Mounted Mast for Air-Stream.

The design is quite simple. It consists of:
  • 2 x 3.25m Sections of 50x3mm Alu Pipe
  • 4 x 6mm Wire Rope Guide Wires
  • 8 x 20L Water Drums
  • 1 x 6x4 Trailer

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Air-Stream Woolsheds Online!

Monday, June 14th, 2010


After two days of slaving woolsheds is now connected to the Air-Stream network. Machspeed, ZadZad2 and Myself spent our time fabricating and modifiying an old windmill tower for use with microwave wireless equipment.

Air-Stream Woolsheds is now connected to Air-Stream Gulfview Heights, which makes it currently the longest link in the Air-Stream… Read More

Air-Stream Woolsheds

Sunday, June 6th, 2010
Air-Stream Woolsheds is one step closer to connecting to the main network today.   After replacing a faulty pigtail Machspeed and myself were able to successfully complete a stumble with surprising results. We weren't expecting to see much at all but surprisingly we picked up the following:
  • Air-Stream Gawler South
  • Air-Stream Gulfview Heights
  • Air-Stream Hillbank
  • Air-Stream Modbury North
  • … Read More

Air-stream Ottoway

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010



Recently a new Air-stream site was constructed at Ottoway.

This site was funded by a new member FireFox at his house. Just like every other install this one had its complications. The install had a few problems with some of the newer equipment not playing well together.

This site was upgraded from a Ubiquiti Bullet2HP to… Read More
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