The below mentioned sponsors are kindly enough to help us to run our live
page around the winter solstice sunset in 1997 (December 21 around 15:00
GMT) at Maeshowe. On the main page
you will be able to see the sun light inside Maeshowe in the time periode:
December 10 until December 22, every day between 14:30 and 15:15 GMT. Every
30 sec a new picture (some 7.5 kByte) is generated, and will result in
the live page, that has a dynamic refresh time of 60 sec.
sponsors the cables
some coax cables
some RS232 cables
some power cables (low voltage and high voltage)
the radio modems
radio modems Mercury-RF1
Radio Modem/Serial Wireless Network Interface. These modems are used
between the Maeshowe mound and Tormiston Mill.
no license is needed because the equipment aligns with ETS
300 328. The information gotten from Department of Trade and Industry
Agency, is as follows:
... radio equipment type approved to ETS 300 328 may be used in
the United Kingdom without application for an individual radio licence.
This licence exemption applies only to equipment used for private or business
purposes only and does not apply to any service that can be described as
a Public Telecommunications Service as described in the Telecommunications
J&W Tait Limited sponsors rental car (tel: + 44 1856
car rental during the stay at the Orkneys.
Orkney Television Enterprise (tel: + 44 1856 872613)
Television set and cables for showing sunset outside Maeshowe.
sponsors the travel insurance
travel insurance for all the electronic equipment
photo program that is able to make automatic
jpg pictures every 30 sec, including timestamping and copyright in text
Windows95 and other software
provide the location for the live picture (average load: 1.5 kbit/s per
user during the mentioned time period)
access to the ftp site for storing the 'live picture'. This access should
be possible from several IP addresses.
at least a 486 DX2, 100 MHz, 8 MByte RAM, 500 MByte harddisk, 1.44 MByte
Disk, one COM-ports, small screen with at least 16 bits colors (SVGA)
a stand alone modem (min. 28.8 kbit/s)
power plug 5A, 220/240V
a telephone line at Tormiston Mill
1 hour/day over 2 weeks local telephone ticks
a water proof container for the radio modem
a tripod for the camcorder
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Last content related changes: December 26, 1997