Showing posts from March 21, 2010
I finally have real broadband access! Through my ham radio connections I managed to get a terrestrial link using a Motorola Canopy solution (5.7 GHz) and a 15 mile (plus) path. Of course, I would have never been able to do this except for I am on a hill that faces the tower in Binghamton. It is a haul. It is safe to say I am at the far fringes. I am working to help expand the system with the installation of a new tower on my property. The dish on the roof is fairly big (nothing like the old c-band TVRO dishes though). I was hoping we were going to get 10 or more Mbps, but I have to settle for speeds just under 5 Mbps. Considering with Wildblue (satellite) I was only getting 600 kbps with 900 ms latencies; I am very pleased.
Here is a nice you tube video of a difficult landing, more difficult than Greene NY.
I had a small ceremonial fire of logo wear this weekend. All the polyester and rayon really stunk. I took these pics when my mentor was at the controls. We flew down to Towanda (Bradford County PA) a few days ago for lunch. I have been getting quite a bit of cross-wind landing practice. The first pic is Owego NY and the second pic is the normal view of The Raymond Corporation as we turn baseleg on runway 25 in Greene.