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by swwifty
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: OPEN | UNCLASSIFIED
Topic: Wireless ISPs (WISPs)
Replies: 23
Views: 12361

Re: Wireless ISPs (WISPs)

Sorry I haven't responded to this thread, been super busy. If I can help answer any questions let me know, for now my WISP project is on hold due to trying to find funding.
by swwifty
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Towers, Frequencies and Bands
Topic: Tower "DXing"; does this happen often?
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Tower "DXing"; does this happen often?

Spent many hours as a kid listening to faraway stations on AM and shortwave, still have a shortwave radio, though there's not nearly as much to listen to anymore. We have been under the influence of a strong high pressure system the past few days; I even got a 43 mbps D/L (which is 50% higher than ...
by swwifty
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Excellent Signal Strength, Poor Signal Quality with LOS
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Excellent Signal Strength, Poor Signal Quality with LOS

I'm guessing by the -40 RSSI that its totally clear LOS and within less than a mile. You could get away with a omni antenna, and not yagis. Try a "worse" antenna and see if it improves. More than likely the 4G modem is getting overloaded by the extremely strong signal and making throughput worse.
by swwifty
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: Any of you impacted by the 44,000 tmobile users shutdown?
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Any of you impacted by the 44,000 tmobile users shutdown?

oh neat, more crackdowns from the carrier cartel.
by swwifty
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Towers, Frequencies and Bands
Topic: Tower "DXing"; does this happen often?
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Tower "DXing"; does this happen often?

Short answer to your question is: Yes, this is possible. I'm guessing by the title of "DX" you're a ham radio guy or short wave listener? It's entirely possible that you occasionally are connecting to that distant tower due to propagation enhancement. I'm a ham radio guy, and am really into high fre...
by swwifty
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: OPEN | UNCLASSIFIED
Topic: My 4G setup/project
Replies: 78
Views: 47812

Re: My 4G setup/project

I am about to begin the journey of setting up my own installation and had a few questions for you: 1. Did you terminate all the cables yourself to get the minimum possible length? 2. Why did you go from LMR-200 to LMR-400 instead of just using LMR-400 for everything? 3. Can you explain how the ubiq...
by swwifty
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: OPEN | UNCLASSIFIED
Topic: My 4G setup/project
Replies: 78
Views: 47812

Re: My 4G setup/project

Wow! I've been trying for days to make sense of all the LTE gumbo since I started down this rabbit hole a few days ago. Your thread is master's thesis worth of material. Thank you so much for sharing! I've been looking for a tried and true rural setup, and your's fits the bill perfectly (except I'm...
by swwifty
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: PSA: AT&T Doing away with $35 iPad Unlimited.
Replies: 242
Views: 125647

Re: PSA: AT&T Doing away with $35 iPad Unlimited.

If you'd like, I can help you activate PagePlus or Simple mobile remotely with video throttling disabled through my dealer account, all you have to do it simply insert it into your router and it should be good to go. But first pick up a sim activation kit from your local Walmart, Target, BestBuy, D...
by swwifty
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: PSA: AT&T Doing away with $35 iPad Unlimited.
Replies: 242
Views: 125647

Re: PSA: AT&T Doing away with $35 iPad Unlimited.

gscheb wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:53 am
Well I called T-mobile on the phone told them I had my own device. They sent me a sim card. I put it directly into the MC7455 and activated it.
You activated with the MC7455 IMEI or a different one? Their website seems to think the MC7455 isn't compatible with their network
by swwifty
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: PSA: AT&T Doing away with $35 iPad Unlimited.
Replies: 242
Views: 125647

Re: PSA: AT&T Doing away with $35 iPad Unlimited.

Yeah, not sure why I can't send PM's anymore here.... Bill you around?