Wireless Networking (802.11)

4G LTE Amplifer deployment

St. James Infirmary, the sex-worker lead occupational resource center located at 730 Polk St., previously at 234 Eddy St, was at the first floor of a 6 story building that created a cellphone dead zone. An amplifier was required to provide service to the first floor office. From the roof a directional antenna was installed pointing towards one of the downtown towers, LMR 400 was run down the side of the building into the server closet connecting a WeBoost Connect 4G-x, from where more LMR 400 connects to the internal antenna. There is still not complete coverage to the whole office with a single antenna, but this kit could be upgraded with an additional 3 indoor antennas that would complete service to the entire office if there was sufficient funding.

Emergency IT support at the 5lowershop Collective

The Flowershop Collective is a long running artist space in San Francisco. Soon after moving to the west coast I became familiar with the space because of the skate-park that is built inside. The space was under pressure from the city to verify its compliance with local fire regulations in the after math of the Oakland Ghost Ship fire. I responded to a call to the larger community for assistance in preparing for a walk through with the fire marshal.

St. James Infirmary at 234 Eddy St

St. James Infirmary was forced to move under the financial pressure of the tech industry in SOMA [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. Fortunately for them and their community they were able to move to the Tenderloin where they are surrounded by other overlapping neighborhood social services. The office opened with a working intranet with wifi coverage, analog voice service, and a number of printers. Coming soon: DTMF door access control, and extended cell phone service via micro-cell amplifier.

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