Headed back to western Pennsylvania to complete the install as planned. Transition was a success and all access points came up as planned. Ran our post-install validation tests and the coverage was as designed. Packed up the returns, cleaned up the site, returned our rental lifts, and headed back to prepare for the next installs.
Next round of installs found us working with Chris Voshell, subcontractor from our Burning Man team. Chris is a solid network technician with skills in structured cabling, rack and stack, troubleshooting, Linux, and more. Great asset to have on board as we took on three sites. First up was State College PA. Installed four indoor and two outdoor Cisco access points, did some rack work, ran new lines, and cleaned up the site. Transition scheduled for a few days later so when we finished we headed to Warren PA for small site.
Warren was two indoor and two outdoor access points, some rack work, clean up grounding, run new lines. Transition State College happened while we’re here and it was a success, so we will stop by there on our way back to do our post install work. Finished up with Warren with a good transition and everything testing perfect.
Headed to their Bradford PA site to install 4 indoor and 2 outdoor Cisco access points, new lines, some rack and stack, and clean up the site a bit. While here we managed to schedule a down day so Dawn and I could celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary with a short trip to Kinzua Bridge State Park. Always nice to spend some time together enjoying nature and man’s beautiful sites. This is the site of a railroad bridge that was over 2,000 feet long and over 300ft high above the valley. Built in 1882 it was in operation until 1959, then was hit by an F1 tornado in 2003 and half was taken out. It is now a 624ft skywalk out into the valley. Wrapped up the day at a nice private steak house in an old library built by Andrew Carnegie.
Ending the month with a few days in the office getting ready for the next four sites. Hanover PA starts on Halloween and will be written up in November’s news.