Burning Phone Camp 2009 Open Public Cell Phones at Burning Man
This year we used Nextel iden because it doesn't have the hard distance limits gsm and cdma have, analog has been turned off in this area.
Burning Phone 2010
Hello Burning Phone crew,
I was the guy you probably saw the most of----lost my keys out on the deep playa tuesday night, and spent wed-friday working frantically to either find them, or make calls to Hertz and AAA from your camp.
I was using your phone wednesday night, thursday am around 6:45, thursday night, and friday am around the same time. I can't tell you how much your gift helped me out throughout the week---without the communication with Hertz and AAA, I would have had to make several trips to Gerlach.
It's tough to put into words the amount of appreciation if I have for what you guys did, and the amazing gift that you gave the citizens of BRC.
Please make sure that all members of the camp read this email-----thanks again!!!!
John F, G Spot Camp
Building the phone stations
Building and testing the 7/8" low loss hard line coax cables with Curt at Nevada Microwave and Tower. This quality of cable is necessary because the tower is far away over a mountain range and the signal is very weak. They will be used to connect the antennas to the phone.
Our camp when we arrived on the Playa.
Checking for a signal and adjusting the antennas.
Ed finishes installing the hard line coax.
Checking the signal.
We have cell service!
Our energy source.
The cellular yagi antennas.
Getting the camp together, Joy painted us the sign.
Micah's Burning Phone Flag
Tracy on the phone
Burning Phone Crew 2009: Dan, Ed, Joy, Melissa, Micah, Tracy and adopted on site, Alex
Burning Phone 2008