Location of the drydock

Onsite Preparations Started!

Ahoi!

In the photograph above, you see the location where the drydock will stand. When we arrived for this last site survey mission before moving operations to Neuer Hafen in preparation for CCC Camp 2019, the harbormaster’s staff had just about finished mowing the grass that our tent will sit on top of.

Datenklo Placed

In major good news, our Datenklo (DK) has been placed. Much gratitude goes to the NOC and the “radlader” crew that made the placement happen. Thank you so much!

Team Harbor Datenklo

The Team Harbor uplink fiber will terminate in this DK (DK-SW-Z15) and it will also house a NOC-provided uplink switch and WiFi access point. From this DK, we will distribute Internet connectivity via 10Gbps fiber to switches in the drydock and some boats as well as via 1Gbps copper to other boats.

The DK will look much nicer during the event than in this photograph, once all the equipment has been installed inside and the DK is wrapped in shiny emergency blankets foil.

Fiber Uplink Run Refined

We reconfirmed and improved upon the anticipated uplink fiber run, which we will have to perform ourselves. We have a detailed plan and an experienced Team Harbor volunteer fiber crew from Freifunk Essen to string the fiber. We will receive invaluable assistance from the great people at the Chaosvermittlung, who will string their double-steel core telephone wire, providing the drydock with field telephone service, before we need to string the fiber. Allowing us to simply mount our fiber to their wire. Much appreciated!

Fiber Uplink Run Panorama

The first part of the uplink fiber run was initially quite challenging. This first section has to be installed in the air, from the feeder Datenkloo (DK-SW-X13) at the left of this photograph, up a tree, to ultimately drop down to the roof of the wooden shed partially obstructed from view by the red steel cages at the right of the photograph. Doing this run with fiber alone would have required hopping from tree to tree across at least five trees.

The double-steel core wire used by Chaosvermittlung can perform this lengthy jump using just two trees as anchor points. Thereby vastly simplifying the subsequent installation of our fiber.

New Neighbors

Until recently, the area north of Neuer Hafen was designated as a camper/RV area. It is now the new Curie – Talks I area, hosting the largest of the lecture tents. This change likely will mean far more foot traffic in the CCC Camp area closest to us. Therefore resulting in more visitors to the Team Harbor area than we would have received back when we were 250m offsite.

Coming Up

Expect the next blog post on Monday, August 19 after we arrived on site in the afternoon, retrieved the SG50 tent and our pallets of gear from the LOC, and finished step 1 of setup: the drydock.