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Team: North
Tech Team North
Wednesday, August 14
The Trailer, The Dish and The Can Opener
Well we finally have a bit of time to actually write about the process we have gone through to get set up for this project.

It started almost 4 weeks ago in Salt Lake City, and after many many days of errands, hardware procurement, assembling it all, and troubleshooting the various systems involved, we are finally running like a well oiled machine.

The trekkers and support team members are able to submit journal entries, photos, video and sound files to the website. The trekkers are collecting GPS data as they make their way south which we are then incorporating into the various online mapping applications available through this website.

Along the way we have been able to provide technical support for everything from video/sat phone links to the White House, to operating various digital cameras, sound recorders, can openers, GPS units, etc.

We are set up with a 12' X 6' enclosed cargo trailer with a Motosat satellite dish on top that provides our internet connection. We have several computers, networking gear, modems, sat phones, cell phones, cameras, printers, and a generator for a power source when there is no AC handy. Basically we have a mobile office with an internet connection that works anywhere we can see the southeast sky.

So along with an office, we do have the many headaches and problems that invariably crop up in a complex operation, but we always have the great outdoors only two steps away to cool down when things get too hot in the trailer. Well, hopefully this is just the first of many installments, gotta go put out some fires, more later.

-- Geordie Robb
for Wednesday, August 14
North South Both




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Team: North
Tech Team North
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List of All Journal Entries
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Wednesday, August 21
Tech Team North
When was the Last Time you laughed until your Stomach Hurt?
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Sunday, August 18
Tech Team North
Reach for the Sky!
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Saturday, August 17
Tech Team North
North Tech Trailer Update
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Wednesday, August 14
Tech Team North
The Trailer, The Dish and The Can Opener
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