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LS?Master

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#1 15 years ago

This guys service was getting blocked, by who else, a church. So what do you do in this situation? Build your own, DUH.

Introduction: Why I Need a Tower Have you ever faced a real challenge whose only solution most people would consider too crazy or difficult? In this article you will learn about one of the most challenging personal projects I’ve done, and it was all in the name of Internet access. The goal was simple: throw away 56k and upgrade to high-speed internet. Sound easy? Think again.

I live in a small town with a population under 2,000. I was stuck with a 56k modem for nine years because no other option is available in my town. However, I learned of a new service provider that could allow me to get between 250 and 320 k/s. It sounded great!

Well, the situation was more complicated. The provider informed me they put a transmitting tower in my town approximately one kilometre from my house, but there could be absolutely no interference between the transmitting tower and my house. Herein lay the problem: there was a very large church less than 30 meters from my house, and so the signal had no way to reach me. I should have forgotten about it at that point, but I’m not that kind of person. Not after 9 years of waiting, and not when everyone around me, just far enough away from the church, would have it.

church.jpg Perfectly situated to ruin my connection

Eventually, I came up with a plan. I would build a sixty-plus foot tower so I could intercept the signal! Well, that’s a simple thing to say, but it's another story to really to do it. This is the story of how one man got the Internet access he craved, and how others can follow in his footsteps (just in case you ever need to build a sixty-foot tower in your backyard). transmit_tower.jpg The transmitting tower: so close, yet so very behind a church.

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M!tch Advanced Member

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#2 15 years ago

uuhhmmm he really did this? its too early for April Fools Day you know. also i dont think many people would be able to do that as 1: their dad doesnt work in a cement factory or whatever . 2: PLANNING PERMISSION lots of people would NOT be given permission to something like that. 3: it would be easier for most sensible people to move house (by that i mean to another house, not move the house ok


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#3 15 years ago

Umm did you read the story? I do not think someone is going to go through and take pictures of someone elses work.




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#4 15 years ago

yes i read the story, just seems a bit much to go through to get an internet connection.


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#5 15 years ago

Well when you get none or VERY VERY low and it is hitting your pocket book, hell I would build a tower too.




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#6 15 years ago
M!tchyes i read the story, just seems a bit much to go through to get an internet connection.

Hell, I was pretty close to doing something like that myself, thankfully I got access just before I went crazy.




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#7 15 years ago

before?


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#8 15 years ago

Uh oh kids we have a comedian posting on our forums now :lol: :rofl:




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#9 15 years ago

To say the least...wow.




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#10 15 years ago
Darth_BurgerTo say the least...wow.

:agreed




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