Sherman County eNews #206

CONTENT

  1. Types of Broadband Connections

  2. Wireless Broadband Network Diagram

  3. What’s the Difference Between Optical and Wireless Communications?

  4. Portraying Ourselves

  5. Sherman County Emergency Services June Activity Report

  6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” —John Adams (1770)


1. Types of Broadband Connections

internet.wireless1.png~ http://www.broadband.gov/broadband_types.html

Broadband includes several high-speed transmission technologies such as:

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)

Cable Modem

Fiber

Wireless

Satellite

Broadband over Powerlines (BPL)

The broadband technology you choose will depend on a number of factors. These may include whether you are located in an urban or rural area, how broadband Internet access is packaged with other services (such as voice telephone and home entertainment), price, and availability. [continue here: http://www.broadband.gov/broadband_types.html%5D


2. Wireless Broadband Network Diagram

internet.wireless.diagram~ http://www.conceptdraw.com/examples/wireless-broadband-diagram

“The ideal telecommunication network has the following characteristics: broadband, multi-media, multi-point, multi-rate and economical implementation for a diversity of services (multi-services). The Broadband Integrated Services Digital Network (B-ISDN) intended to provide these characteristics. Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) was promoted as a target technology for meeting these requirements” [Broadband networks. Wikipedia]

“Wireless broadband is technology that provides high-speed wireless Internet access or computer networking access over a wide area. …
Wireless networks can feature data rates roughly equivalent to some wired networks, such as that of asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) or a cable modem. Wireless networks can also be symmetrical, meaning the same rate in both directions (downstream and upstream), which is most commonly associated with fixed wireless networks. A fixed wireless network link is a stationary terrestrial wireless connection, which can support higher data rates for the same power as mobile or satellite systems.

Few wireless Internet service providers (WISPs) provide download speeds of over 100 Mbit/s; most broadband wireless access (BWA) services are estimated to have a range of 50 km (31 mi) from a tower. Technologies used include LMDS and MMDS, as well as heavy use of the ISM bands and one particular access technology was standardized by IEEE 802.16, with products known as WiMAX.” [Wireless broadband. Wikipedia]

Wireless broadband is technology that provides high-speed wireless Internet access or computer networking access over a wide area. [Wireless broadband. Wikipedia]

This wireless broadband network diagram example was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Telecommunication Network Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.


3. What’s the Difference Between Optical and Wireless Communications?

Communications have relied on signals propagating through the air from the earliest drumbeats. Wireless communications technologies make effective use of that signal transport medium even as the appetite for more and faster voice, video, and data grows. Still, light has been another long-time form of communications, literally “as far as the eye could see,” and optical communications has advanced at a pace equal to or exceeding the evolution of wireless communications. The technologies are much different, but each has its place, its strengths, and its weaknesses.

Wireless communications relies on the transmission and reception of RF/microwave signals modulated with the information to be carried while optical communications uses modulated light beamed through fiber-optic cables. For a fair comparison of the technologies, fixed wireless systems will be compared to optical communications systems because of the lack of mobility for optical links.

~ http://www.mwrf.com/systems/what-s-difference-between-optical-and-wireless-communications


4. Portraying Ourselves

Do you know someone, perhaps they sit in the same chair you do, who seems to “play a part” when it comes to their interactions with others, rather than just being themselves? They mimic a chameleon, changing personalities instead of changing colors, depending upon who they are with and where they are.

Most likely, you have met or known individuals who hide behind masks in order to get through the day. This has become a survival mechanism for them. The mask betrays the good-hearted human beings the world deserves to know. You might even have met or known people who, when faced with the opportunity to do a little self-reflection, need to talk about themselves in the third person, in order to get some perspective.

What most is needed is for these folks to be honest with themselves. That alarm in our minds that goes off when we are faking it, or being phony, is our conscience reminding us that we are going against who we really are. We are denying our true selves because we think we are “less than” we should be. The challenge is, if we continue to deny our true selves, our mind adapts and the phony self we portray becomes the true self. And that’s OK, if the “act” we portray is who we really want to be. You see, our minds are that powerful.

If we truly do not like our character, then we can take action to change it. If need be, find individuals with the qualities that we want to have. We want to define these characteristics clearly, then go from admiration to assimilation, using the affirmation and visualization processes to change our internal pictures.

We do not need to portray anyone other than who we are. We have the freedom to make the choice of positive, contributive change when who we are isn’t who we want to be. ~The Pacific Institute


5. Sherman County Emergency Services June Activity Report

~ Shawn Payne, Sherman County Emergency Services

Sherman County Ambulance

June 2017 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
       
6-02 5:29 PM Chest Pain Linda’s Parking Lot in Biggs
6-02 9:54 PM Choking Wasco
6-08 10:42 PM Locked Jaw Wasco
6-11 8:56 AM Altered Mental Status Moro
6-11 8:10 PM Chest Pain Grass Valley
6-13 3:44 PM Possible Stroke Grass Valley
6-15 11:15 PM Fall with head injury Moro
6-17 10:09 PM Fall Victim Dinty’s Motor Inn in Biggs
6-18 10:02 AM Altered Mental Status Dinty’s Motor Inn in Biggs
6-19 11:46 AM Head Pain US 30  MP#4
6-21 9:49 PM Fall Injury John Day Dam Camping Area
6-23 8:25 PM Boat Overturned, Man in Water Giles French Marina in Rufus
6-26 4:21 AM Possible Heat Stroke Circle K in Biggs
6-26 10:33 AM Sick Person Moro Fire Station
6-26 12:33 PM Motor Cycle Crash US 97  MP# 1.5
6-26 7:39 PM Breathing Problem Wasco
6-27 5:20 PM Assault Rufus
6-28 8:03 AM Cardiac Issues Wasco
6-29 8:01 AM Difficulty Breathing Wasco

 

North Sherman County RFPD

June 2017 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
6-01 3:01 PM Motor Vehicle Crash Hwy 206 & Van Gilder Rd.
6-02 9:58 PM Medical Assist Wasco
6-11 7:22 PM Life Assist Wasco
6-25 5:04 PM Grass Fire McDonald Ferry
6-26 7:45 AM Grass Fire recheck McDonald Ferry
6-26 12:33 PM Motor Cycle VS Semi Truck US 97  MP# 1
6-26 3:50 PM Lightning caused grass fire Scott Canyon and Helms
6-26 7:38 PM Medical Assist Wasco

 

Moro Fire Department

June 2017 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
6-10 12:58 PM Law Enforcement Standby Giles French Park
6-25 5:04 PM Grass Fire McDonald Ferry Canyon
6-26 9:09 AM Grass Fire McDonald Ferry Canyon
6-26 3:50 PM Grass Fire from Lightning Helm Lane & Scott Canyon

6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

bird.crow.flyWhat to know about Oregon’s four new public records laws

Citizen’s Guide to Public Records and Meetings

 

Oregon Broadband Advisory Council with Reports

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” —John Adams (1770)

Commentary: Al Gore, Al Jazeera and Al Qa’ida


 

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