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Old 02-27-2012, 10:04 PM   #6136
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Great to see you back again. Hope your antenna helps to eliminate your internet problem.
Just finished the big 27 element yagi last night. Absolutely amazing. Much faster than the old Inukshuk modem, which was perfectly acceptable. So it looks like internet problems are a thing of the past...except when the cell phone towers get overloaded, which they will.

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All I can say is WoW! You sure are an inspiration cocobolo...
Congratulations on your home, and such a beautiful setting.
It's is gorgeous, and you're awesome!
Two Knots...sorry I missed your post. I always try to say hello when someone new joins in. So, welcome to the thread.

Things have been somewhat hectic around here to say the least, which hasn't left any time to do much work on the place, nor post any updates.
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Perhaps I missed it trying to skim through the 409 pages! Do you have any Currently Up to date photos of the outside of your home? Like Just "Overall" shots.

I read the entire first 200 pages or so, and then tried skimming through. lol Amazing work, and amazing view. What a dream to live there!
Well now, two welcomes for me to attend to on the same day. Glad to have you aboard.

To be perfectly honest, I don't know what has been posted over the last couple of hundred pages. It isn't actually possible to get a picture of the whole place because there are so many trees around us.

Bits and pieces of it - yes - so you would have to put it together like a jigsaw puzzle I guess.
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I seem to have made a bit of a goof a few posts back.

I was yapping about the 14 element yagi, when, in fact, it only has 11 elements. Some days I just can't count it seems.

Well, I do have plans for a 14 element yagi, and that us what I was going to do first...really don't know what happened.

I will get all this sorted out, then put up some photos of the big one going together...and then I'm going to bore you with a little bit of tech type info on signal strength and why you need it to be good. Bear with me, we'll get through this yet!
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SIDE BAR:

Last week sometime I had an attack of curiosity about Ruxton Island so I went to You Tube just to see if by-chance there were any videos there and I'll be damned...there sure is. Not many, but, there are a couple of cabin owners showing off their cabin setting and surrounds. Not exactly National Geographic stuff but none-the-less interesting.

What I found most interesting was there are several videos of someone doing a shoreline survey from a helicopter. A female voice is narrating the entire trip around the island. It gives a perfect view of the type of shoreline and the islands geographic position as it relates to the other surrounding islands. I found it to be super interesting. Not a helluva lot of swimming beaches on Ruxton Island.

At one point I think I even saw Keith waving to the helicopter. (just kidding)

Sorry Keith, I didn't intend to invade your privacy by posting this but I have to admit many of us here are somewhat envious of your life style. Just had to share my findings. Living on an island with no government/community amenities and only self constructed improvements and attributes is mind staggering to me.

I should have copied the link but forgot to but I'm sure a search on You Tube for Ruxton Island will produce the same results I got.
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[quote=Bud Cline;866019]SIDE BAR:

At one point I think I even saw Keith waving to the helicopter. (just kidding)

Bud, I wasn't waving at it...I was shooting at it!
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At one point I think I even saw Keith waving to the helicopter. (just kidding)

Bud, I wasn't waving at it...I was shooting at it!
ROFL
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Good afternoon from the great state of Illinois Keith!!
I have just finished reading all 410 pages of your saga!!
I joined the site recently and have made a few posts.....poked my head in here and haven't really read/posted anything else!!

Beautiful work, beautiful scenery, beautifully written!!
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Good afternoon from the great state of Illinois Keith!!
I have just finished reading all 410 pages of your saga!!
I joined the site recently and have made a few posts.....poked my head in here and haven't really read/posted anything else!!

Beautiful work, beautiful scenery, beautifully written!!
Welcome Doorman, and thank you for visiting.

410 pages...Wow, how time flies when you're having fun.

My number two son is in Chicago, at least he was the last time he bothered to get in touch with his old man!
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Just a quick post to update out internet connection.

Yesterday afternoon some time, the Inukshuk system was pulled and now is resting in cyber heaven. At that exact same time, every customer who had a Rogers.com email address (there must have been millions of us...literally) was without email.

I spent ages last night trying to figure it out, not knowing what the problem was of course, until I called Rogers tech a short while ago.

To make matters worse, this is going to take a minimum of three days (72 hours) to get fixed. And to add insult to injury, any emails that are sent to us during that time will be lost in the Bermuda triangle.

So, for those of you who do email me from time to time, I won't get your emails until this is all fixed. Nor will I get notification from the DIY site here about new posts.

You might think that Rogers could have given us perhaps 30 days notice about the email problem...but, no. Apparently they have to do a physical transfer for every single customer! Can you just imagine the flack that Rogers is catching from their customers right now?

Danny from the other end of the island here is in the same boat, but his internet has failed completely. I made him up a yagi and he picked it up a short while ago. His kids are schooled over the internet, so this is just one reason that this has been such a big problem.

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Coco. I have just finished reading this entire thread.

Thank god, when in college I taught myself speed reading.


I have enjoyed learning and just plain reading about your home building, life escapades.

By the way, I have about 20 hours into reading this thread

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Coco. I have just finished reading this entire thread.

Thank god, when in college I taught myself speed reading.


I have enjoyed learning and just plain reading about your home building, life escapades.

By the way, I have about 20 hours into reading this thread

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Good afternoon Dave:

Welcome! That works out to about 3 minutes a page...wow, pretty fast! In fact, make that incredibly fast!

One little bit of good news today...Rogers already has my email program back up again, hence the notice I received from the site here.

Yet more work to do on the internet front. A bit of a delay this morning in that the boat didn't want to start when I hit the switch for the engine ram.

Thankfully it was just a bad battery connection...maybe several for all I know. So I fixed all six connections while I was at it.
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Whelp, finally made it all the way through! Saw the title and just had to check it out, seeing as I live here on Vancouver Island. Heck, I live on the waterfront... if I had a boat I could be there in a couple of hours to see all this for myself!

Started reading about two weeks ago.... at first I was reading everything, then after a couple of pages I looked up and realized I was through less than 1/100th of the content... So I started skimming. A lot. Would slow down around the pictures and read some of the text associated with it, particularly when the specific project interested me. And read random snippets here and there- got the part where you mentioned where you got your username from, googled cocobolo wood and WOW. That is some amazing grain.

There's some great work here, and some of it's giving me some awesome ideas for what I can do with my own place. Which is kinda funny considering the scale of my project is so much smaller... I could probably build the entire thing in your kitchen XD
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Whelp, finally made it all the way through! Saw the title and just had to check it out, seeing as I live here on Vancouver Island. Heck, I live on the waterfront... if I had a boat I could be there in a couple of hours to see all this for myself!

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Where abouts do you hang your hat on the Island? I have friends all over the place from Victoria all the way up to Port Hardy.

Tell you what though...the wind has been playing havoc here for months now. I'm sure you know all about that. 80,000 customers without power a few days ago on the south of the Island. And actually our friends up at Black Creek got their power knocked out as well. So you wouldn't want to be going for any joyride in a boat right about now. Full gale again out there right now. Looks like we are in for another fun night.

Thank you for joining in and welcome to the thread.
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Not quite sure whether or not I have the internet trouble licked or not. But at least I'm now an experienced antenna builder.

The trouble with the new modem that Rogers shipped out (yes, me and all the other 3 million Inukshuk users got this I think) is that it doesn't stick to one frequency, which seems to be the root of the problem.

It would seem to be easy enough to get the modem to stay on one band, but unfortunately that's not the way these models work. The preceding model was able to be set to run on the one band - hopefully 850 mhz - which penetrates buildings better than the 1900 mhz band.

Rogers tech says the modem is always seeking the best signal (pure hogwash that is) and that is why it has two band capability. There are modems which have even more bands, and I can just imagine the fun they will be. Although I do believe you can select which band you want.

Even Rogers tech says these modems will benefit from a decent yagi, and to that end I have now built half a dozen different models.

Now, oddly enough, although I would prefer the 850 mhz signal, and that is what always shows the higher strength, the 1900 band is the one the modem and tower choose to use more than 90% of the time. I have received a massive amount of assistance from some excellent folks on the Whirlpool site, which is dedicated to broadband information. I tell you, if you have any questions about that, someone there has the answer. Truly helpful people.

So the latest yagi incarnation is a 1900 mhz version, and unlike any other you have seen. You know me by now don't you? It just has to be different. This one is a 19 element 1900 mhz frequency boomless yagi. The boomless is the interesting part.
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