All posts by jacob

Hopland/McNab Ranch intrusive maintenace 4-5-2020

​Tomorrow beginning at 10AM I will be replacing/upgrading equipment at a site that serves subscribers in Hopland and on the South side of McNab Ranch.  There will be a few short service interruptions while this work is performed, hopefully none longer than about 10 minutes.   The work should be completed by 1PM.

Thanks,

– Jacob

McNab Ranch/Hopland – Site upgrades 1-30-2020

​Tomorrow morning we will be upgrading equipment at a site that serves subscribers in Hopland and on the Hopland side of McNab Ranch.  Work is to begin at 10AM and there may be a few brief service interruptions while we move equipment around.  I am hopeful that most subscribers will experience fewer than 15 minutes of downtime during this maintenance window.  We should be finished with the upgrades by 1PM.

Thanks,

– Jacob

North coast outage – Resolved

At approximately 4:30PM today our link to Fort Bragg (and the rest of the North Coast) went down. The cause of the outage is unclear at this time and is possibly a fiber cut. There is also a power outage in the general location of the tower site, but our equipment is running on battery power so that is unlikely to be the cause.

More info to follow.

Thanks,

Jacob

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Update @ 6:23PM

The root cause of the current outage on the North Coast is still currently unknown.  Power is certainly out at the tower site but it is unknown if the equipment is running on battery still.  Requests to the fiber provider for updates on our circuit there have only resulted in opening of trouble tickets at this time.  PGE has no current estimate for power restoration. 

Due to current stormy weather and a steep, rutted tower access road, I have postponed an on-site trip until first light for safety reasons.  I anticipate arriving around 7AM barring fallen trees and the like on the access road that need to be moved.

For fun, you can see a video of the weather conditions at the site shortly before the outage occurred at the following link (caution, the wind noise is quite loud):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh8ZWHOQxRU

More details to follow.

Thanks,

– Jacob

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Update @ 10:50PM

​With restoration of power to our Fort Bragg tower site, service is back up for subscribers on the North Coast.  Tomorrow I will investigate why backup power did not last as long as anticipated.

Thanks,

Jacob