Completing The Great Hill Access Point

by DQ on September 24, 2010

To finish the Great Hill access point, we needed to install a NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) rated steel enclosure containing:  a voltage regulator, 2 charge controllers, a MicroTik 493AH router with Ubiquity XR9 radio card installed, and 4 circuit breakers. The router is programmed to be the central hub of the network, receiving the signal from the Tamworth Congregational Church, and handing it off to the 900 Mhz antenna, as well as Bunker Hill, Page Hill and future access points. We also needed to ground the whole array to an eight-foot copper grounding rod, embedded completely in the ground.  Once it was all connected and the batteries stored enough juice, Great Hill was ready for a signal.

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