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Skyenet Community Broadband

Skyenet is a Sleat Community Trust project, working with a number of stakeholders including Community Broadband Scotland, Rural Broadband Networks, Highland Council, two local landowners as well as several common grazings committees and private individuals. You can find more about the service at Skyenet Website

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1 month ago
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Up at the Beinn Mhialairigh mast this morning, looking at a cabling issue. Caught a gap in the weather.. so far at least! Apologies for the 1 minute outage some of you in Heaste might have experienced just then. As always, let us know if you are having any issues with Skyenet. FB Messenger or support@skyenet.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

Up at the Beinn Mhialairigh mast this morning, looking at a cabling issue. Caught a gap in the weather.. so far at least! Apologies for the 1 minute outage some of you in Heaste might have experienced just then. As always, let us know if you are having any issues with Skyenet. FB Messenger or support@skyenet.co.uk
2 months ago
Skyenet

We've just installed a battery pack at Achnacloich Mast. There was a scheduled power outage later today which this should provide uniteruptable power/ internet for, for the good folks of Achnacloich.

I learnt how to do this way back in 2015 when I was on a graduate placement at Sleat Community Trust, and took a research trip to see Al Flemming at Badenoch Broadband (thanks for all the tips if you are seeing this Al). I've done a slight variation on my setup this time, with a battery balancer which has a low voltage disconnect (LVD) in-built into it, which lives in the battery box, as opposed to the previous iteration without the balancer and with a LVD in the comms cabinet. I think it should be an improvement, although the LVD is set a bit low for my liking. I don't change the kit I use often, as you get used to the quirks of the kit you're using and how to avoid them. For instance, the battery controller I use doesn't seem to like being wound up to its higher voltage output, so I have it set at 26vdc, despite the batteries being designed to sit at 27v, just to avoid the odd time it decides to jump up past 30v (not good!).
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Weve just installed a battery pack at Achnacloich Mast. There was a scheduled power outage later today which this should provide uniteruptable power/ internet for, for the good folks of Achnacloich.

I learnt how to do this way back in 2015 when I was on a graduate placement at Sleat Community Trust, and took a research trip to see Al Flemming at Badenoch Broadband (thanks for all the tips if you are seeing this Al). Ive done a slight variation on my setup this time, with a battery balancer which has a low voltage disconnect (LVD) in-built into it, which lives in the battery box, as opposed to the previous iteration without the balancer and with a LVD in the comms cabinet. I think it should be an improvement, although the LVD is set a bit low for my liking. I dont change the kit I use often, as you get used to the quirks of the kit youre using and how to avoid them. For instance, the battery controller I use doesnt seem to like being wound up to its higher voltage output, so I have it set at 26vdc, despite the batteries being designed to sit at 27v, just to avoid the odd time it decides to jump up past 30v (not good!).Image attachment
3 months ago
Skyenet

Doing some maintenance on the mast on the pass between SMO and Achnacloich today. Does anyone know the name of that pass?

It might make for a better name for our mast (which we call Loch Dougal at the moment).

A wire rope needed replaced and getting everything ship shape. Good to be outside in this weather. Lumi also enjoyed it 😉
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Doing some maintenance on the mast on the pass between SMO and Achnacloich today. Does anyone know the name of that pass?

It might make for a better name for our mast (which we call Loch Dougal at the moment).

A wire rope needed replaced and getting everything ship shape. Good to be outside in this weather. Lumi also enjoyed it 😉

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FYI The mast is dead centre in the map, just top right of the "07"

Doire na h-Achlàis, is the nearest I can find based on a map from 1901, Flora MacLean might be able to confirm or give the proper name

It might be Cnoc a Brisgean

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