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Inssomniak
The Glitch
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Cayuga, ON
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All fellow Ontario WISPs

I wish your network well.. Those were some storms
80% of my coverage area is without power..
UPSs dropping off one by one..
When it rains, it pours. Literally.
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OHSrob

join:2011-06-08

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Lightning killed a few of my rocket radio's and a part of a line card in one of my switch's. The shield and ground wire in my tough cable burnt away.

First lightning related casualty. The RF keep chugging along but the network ports died POE got crispy too.

Good thing I keep spares.

I always knew this site needed better grounding. Now I have a reason to improve it.


WHT

join:2010-03-26
Rosston, TX
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said by OHSrob:

The shield and ground wire in my tough cable burnt away.

If it's any consolation, you at least met the NEC recommendations for shielded and grounded cables.


Inssomniak
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Cayuga, ON
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Nice strike Well not really.
Best I can tell we are still missing 150 users, and had to cold start the network this morning. lost all power at our core PoP sometime around 5am.
But so far ! Nothing seems to be hit
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OHSrob

join:2011-06-08
reply to WHT
said by WHT:

said by OHSrob:

The shield and ground wire in my tough cable burnt away.

If it's any consolation, you at least met the NEC recommendations for shielded and grounded cables.

Heh, I wouldn't be caught dead using UTP wire, Only FTP and STP wire here.


54067323

join:2012-09-25
Tuscaloosa, AL
reply to WHT
said by WHT:

If it's any consolation, you at least met the NEC recommendations for shielded and grounded cables.

Yes, it became a fuse.

OHSrob

join:2011-06-08

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said by Inssomniak:

I wish your network well.. Those were some storms
80% of my coverage area is without power..
UPSs dropping off one by one..
When it rains, it pours. Literally.

Looks like my ground wire melted too

I hope you get power restored soon and can restore services.

Lesson Learned, Use 2 AWG to the tower, 4 AWG to a grounding bus at the top and 6 AWG to all antennas just like the cell phone company's.

said by 54067323:

said by WHT:

If it's any consolation, you at least met the NEC recommendations for shielded and grounded cables.

Yes, it became a fuse.

When the shielding burnt out it went right down the wire and into my line card in my core switch .

edit: Switch is fine, Didn't even reboot. I did a hotswap of the line card with one of many spares.

edit: I will be adding a 4AWG ground to my switch as well as per cisco best practice in the documentation.


Inssomniak
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What's left of one 12 dbi omni. Wind ripped the cover right off.

OHSrob

join:2011-06-08
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Holly crap that's some strong winds.


Inssomniak
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Well they are not building 150 of these in my coverage area for no good reason


WHT

join:2010-03-26
Rosston, TX
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Always wondered what a tri-polarity antenna looked like.


Semaphore
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join:2003-11-18
101010
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Lost:
2 x 433AH
An omni and 7' out of 12' of LMR >> literally they are gone (??)
2 x 8 port switches
1 x 750UP
12 x 24VDC POE's
6 x CPE's (reported so far)
2 x 800 VA APC UPS >Fried, dead, toast.

Almost lost a 120' T25 when the farm was hit by >100 MPH winds. About the only thing left standing was our Tower and the 100' Silo it's attached to - which ya'll may remember is better than I fared out 2 years ago when another Silo blew over and took a 90' tower with it.

24 out of 40 sites without power. 4 of them for >40 hrs. Last one just cut back to Main power at 5 this AM.

Happy I bought those 1200 watt Genny's at the end of the season last year

Good Times.... Looking forward to the freezing rain in Nov-Mar.

S

scorpido
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New Hamburg, ON
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Out of 34 AP's, we lost nothing, but guess I should have attached the box. lol It slid off the motor table, down to the floor then slid down the ladder opening. All I had to do was pull it up, and replug in the ups inside and all was good..lol It is hanging by the power and the 2 cat5e cables.


Inssomniak
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You run AC up the leg? And no cat5 to bottom?

What kind of box is that?
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Inssomniak
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I liked this one.
Can you say: wind load exceeded?
Under there is a DMX tower, folded over at the house bracket during the storm. Dangling there by the TV antenna and the eaves trough.
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LLigetfa

join:2006-05-15
Fort Frances, ON
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People should not let them get overgrown with vines like that. It increases the wind load.


Semaphore
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101010
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"but it looks so pretty"


Semaphore
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There were 3 buildings here 7 days ago. Now 2/3rds of one
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You can see the omni on the other side of the bonnet.
There was a 60' tool shed and a 16'x12' office in the foreground and that's a 150' barn in the background missing 80' of roof.

You can see the dent in the silo bonnet. No idea what hit it, if anything - might just have been wind or could have been the roof of yet another building that was demolished.... Tower is on the other side of Silo

gunther_01
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join:2004-03-29
Saybrook, IL
Wind alone will do that. Seen it plenty of times
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scorpido
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New Hamburg, ON
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Yeah, most times there is already 120V at the top. We just daisy chain off of it. The box is a plastic weather proof box. Cost me $117 plus tax. If there is 120V at the top of the location then we will put the box up top.


Inssomniak
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Cool I've only seen a 120v outlet at the top of a leg or silo only once or twice.
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