Sunday, July 24, 2016


With the restoration of grid power at 11:49am, all nodes came back up immediately, and all customers appear to be logging in successfully. We will be calibrating our runtime on batteries at the Old Town Road location when this month's round of upgrades is complete, make sure that we have 24 hours minimum, and put a plan in place for providing temporary generation for more prolonged grid outages. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

As of 9:00 this morning the entire Ripton network is down. Battery backup power at the Old Town Road relay was exhausted overnight. Ironically, doubling the battery backup capacity there is imminent as that location is now carrying the significantly greater electrical load of a radio relay for the Fire Department's emergency services communications--in fact the new battery cabinet was shipped on Friday, two days ago.
Service will be restored as soon as Green Mountain Power restores grid power. They are now predicting restoral at 11:55am.

Saturday, July 23, 2016


The network seems to have survived this afternoon's violent storm without serious incident. At this time (6:09pm) it appears that the minor network nodes at Old Town Road, Brooks (near Breadloaf), and Selden Mill Road remain without power after exhausting their battery backups. We are inspecting those sites to verify and hoping for restoration of grid power as soon as possible.