XLC: Extreme Low Cost wireless network node
Here are some photos and a description of our lowest cost node ever. Chris
Brown has used an antenna built from a golden circle pineapple tin, some
vinidex poly-pipe and washers, some used RG-213, and cable ties. And he's now an endnode, with a total investment of around $400.
We took three antennas, including the infamous 18dbi Converted Galaxy
and compare them to each other. We include pictures, and a graph.
At this stage we just have thumbnails of our tower. More details including
the harrowing tale of it's construction, soon.
How we converted our three apple airports for outside use, and hoisted them
up our mast for better signal output.
A few brief words about our 24km link test from Doubleview to Kalamunda.