[Durham] Durham Regatta

Richard Mortimer richm at oldelvet.org.uk
Sun May 17 10:43:40 UTC 2015


A number of people have offered to assist at Durham Regatta (see
original message below for details). I've now gathered together most of
the equipment we need for the regatta weekend. I plan to bring it down
to the meeting this coming Tuesday to do an initial setup/configuration.

There are a few desktops to install (I'm thinking Ubuntu) and a number
of wired/wireless routers to configure and prepare to make setup on the
day easier.

All assistance welcome on Tuesday whether you can help over the regatta
weekend or not.



On 21/04/2015 16:58, Richard Mortimer wrote:
> All,
> As a number of you know I'm part of the team that organises Durham
> Regatta. This year it takes place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June.
> This year we plan to deploy a wireless network along the length of the
> course to aid in the running of the event.
> I'm wondering if any of you would be willing to help setup/manage the
> network over the regatta weekend. Ideally it would be good to get a
> small group together to spread the load over the weekend.
> More detail below for those who may be interested...
> I've already installed the equipment to feed this network on the outside
> of the rowing club building and have successfully tested it at a rowing
> event in February. However the regatta needs more equipment installing
> in a number of locations between the rowing club and Baths Bridge (700
> metres towards the city from the rowing club).
> There is nothing too technical to do. There are a number of external
> wireless accesspoints running OpenWRT (Linux rules!) and a few
> switches/car batteries and inverters to power it all. Most of it
> can/will be configured before the weekend but due to the risk of vandals
> it will need installing and removing each day.
> Once its running it shouldn't need to much looking after (fingers
> crossed) but having someone around to plug wires back in etc. would be
> good. The Regatta Committee will provide food/drink (sadly we can't
> provide alcohol these days!) throughout the day and a number of free
> tickets for family/friends to come along.
> If anyone is interested in helping then please let me know. Ideally we'd
> do a test setup on the Friday to ensure that we've got everything
> correct and run it for real on the Saturday and Sunday.
> I will try to get down tonight but I have to be in Newcastle for a few
> hours and I'm not sure what time I'll be finished there.
> Regards
> Richard
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