Fantastic news, during the next Washington Island WI-001L Island Trip I will be able to use High Speed Wireless from the Island’s Motorola Canopy Broadband.
(Map is BEFORE coverage expansion)
Provided by ISP (Internet Service Provider) DCWIS, the W9EVT/WI9DX Shack is now outfitted to use this system as nearly its highest through-put.
This will be luxury comapred the the very weather sensitive and stumbling Satellite Internet that was the only option to Dial Up on the North Coast of the Island.
Though the South Coast and Main Village on the Island have had the DCWIS Wireless available for several years, the recent commissioning of new towers has brought Broadband to the less populated areas of the Island.
The cost is about the same as my home broadband service – http://www.dcwis.com/ISP/Wireless/
This will mean an opportunity for real time logging to LoTW, eQSL and to the iChat system I use to keep in touch with relatives and friends around the world!
It also opens up opportunities for a linked-repeater project for the Island – something we will be talking about in earnest when I am next on the Island in a few weeks.
It is nice to be in the “Fast Lane” even when staying in a remote location!