|19 wireless networks were found floating up and down the scenic canals of Amsterdam.
Full cred to Franz for the afternoon's wonderful tasty seafood barbeque on an island just off the main Amsterdam channel.
Franz: ... dont forget to mention the credits of 'Bombarie' [the boat] which
has sunk in the meantime, make "Bombarie" means ~ making a fuzz about it
The next day, as a thank you, we went to a local hardware store, purchased 40mm PVC piping, 2mm copper wire, a thin steel plate, and mostly built a classic DIY helical wireless antenna with him.
We built the back assembly of the reflector, attached the N-connector, and left Amsterdam and Franz was to wind the copper spriral over the PVC tubing in the next few days.
Franz did it! He completed the antenna - and reports good initial results from it. Although I'm not too sure about that impotence convertor, Franz ;-) (the impedance convertor being the strip of copper leading from the wound copper wire to the N-connector mounted on the base plate).
[UPDATE 27/09/01] War peddlaz received a very sad email. On Monday 24 september 2001 Franz F. Feigl passed away peacefully. Our thoughts & sympathies go out to all who know Franz.
Amsterdam canals raw scan data is available now, but advice is welcome on the easiest way to convert netstumbler logs into mapped visualisation data. (vortex & I are working on one way, but if anyone has already done this automagically, please comment below or email me!)
Oh yeah, & I know I'm quick 'n' nasty in the gimp.