Donations received toward the install and upkeep of the Mossel Bay Mesh Network

19 September 2017:  Generous equipment donation received from an anonymous donor.

The following equipment arrived this morning in Mossel Bay via ST Couriers Service:

  1.  5.8 Ghz Scoop Grid Antenna.  Model ANT-G531.  Gain 29.5 dBi
  2. 5.8 Ghz Hyperlink HP Grid Antenna. Gain 22.0 dBi
  3. Ubiquiti Rocket M5 2 x 2 MIMO AirMax Base Station
  4. Ubiquiti MIMO AirMax High Gain Sector Antenna Model AM 5G20 90 Deg.  Gain 19.4 – 20.3 dBi
  5. 5.8 Ghz L-Com Sector Antenna. Model HK5817P-090. 90 Deg.  Gain 17 dBi

This equipment will definitely enable me to extend the AREDN: Mossel Bay Mesh Network as was indicated in my After Action Report: Fires Southern Cape (June 2017).  Some of the equipment will also be used for portable mesh nodes.  Updates to follow as the network is extended.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the anonymous donor for his generous donation.  We all know that this equipment are expensive due to the Rand/Dollar and that all the equipment are imported from overseas. A BIG THANK YOU to this donor.  Your donation makes it worthwhile to continue the project I started in December 2016.  Be assured that this network will be of great benefit to the Mossel Bay Community and will be used as before during times of emergency or disasters in the event that commercial communication systems fail in future.

9 May 2017:  Mweb Subscription Mossel Bay Mesh Network Web – A big thank you to JM Birds, Mossel Bay for donating funds to create the Mossel Bay Mesh Network on the Internet.  This one year subscription allows full web access to information pages regarding the Mesh Network with Mweb as the web provider.  This now allows the “outside” world to see what the Mossel Bay Mesh Network is all about. The donation is highly appreciated!!  Once again a big thank you to JM Birds, Mossel Bay!!

1 May 2017 :  1 TB Seagate Hard-drive donated by Amadea Amaral Filo – A big thank you to Amadea for donating this hard-drive to the Mossel Bay Mesh Network.  This drive will be used to expand the Mossel Bay Mesh Server.  I am sure that it will take a while to fill this drive. The donation is highly appreciated!! Once again a big thank you to Amadea!!

20 April 2017:  Large Stainless Steel Satellite dish donated by Awie Terblanche – A big thank you to Awie for donating this dish to the Mossel Bay Mesh Network.  This dish is an all Stainless Steel satellite dish and will be used for portable/temporary  node setup whenever the need arises.  A feed horn will be constructed for use with this dish.  The donation is highly appreciated!!  Once again a big thank you to Awie!!

20 March 2017:  5.8 Ghz Antenna donated by Rassie Erasmus ZS1YT – A big thank you to Rassie for donating a 5.8 Ghz Antenna and Microtik Groove Router to the Mossel Bay Mesh Network.   The antenna will come in handy to establish long distance backbone links.  The Router will be incorporated into the network as and when a specific need arises.  The donation is highly appreciated!! Once again a big thank you to Rassie!!

 

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