This past Sunday I spent the day with Xarion and Hooligan at the Jawug Highsite (HS) at Grand Central.
We replaced the current Mikrotik RB133 which served a dish antenna link to TrustBank HS, Panel to me! (LSD) and grid to Pretoria PWP network (jankemp). For some reason the GC-TB radio was faulty and had to be replaced, and we were never able to scan PWP.
The replacement was a Pentium-3 PC with PCI riser card which now holds 4 radios. GC-TB, GC-LSD (new sector), GC-PWP (24dbi grid) and GC-PTAWUG (27dbi grid).
All went well except for the PTAWUG connection as we were unable to scan them. We will do more realignment and check again. We however did manage to scan PWP, so Jawug offically joins PWP (Pretoria).
On an extra sad note, the system ran for about 3 hours and Xarion rebooted it and it didnt come back up. We hope to go though to GC today and see if we can see the problem. Hopefully just needs another reboot.
As far as lessons learnt, I would def recommend putting the radio's in the PC and enabling them before dragging the PC up the tower!
Thanks to Hooligan and Xarion for the hard work keeping jawug up and running!