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In the news Aug 20, 2014 LTE Test Provides Insight
Mesh Networks Keep Residents Connected
National Public Safety Network
Mid-Atlantic Area BBHN
CARA-Mesh Group
Jesse Alexander Youtube
Cloud Server
Mobile installation
David Bern, W2LNX Youtube
David Bern, W2LNX
TAPR - David Bern
Cambria Radio Club
Central PA IP Network
Cambria Radio Club
Western PA ARES
Getting Started
You will find it here!
Wireless Networking in the Developing World
HSMM-MESH™ - BVARC Meeting [Andy W5ACM]
Software List
How To (Ubiquiti)
RD-M5-30 shield assembly Aug. 8, 2014
Aligning an antenna pair
Setting a Static IP-Windows
Setting up a PtoP Link
Remote AP in Router Mode
Setting up a Bridged AP
Setting up a Wireless Bridge
Ubiquiti airFiber 24 PtoP
Ubiquiti airFiber 5 PtoP
NanoBeam+RF Armor
How To
RF How To links
Setting up a node, WRT54G
Web Servers on Mesh
Software List
Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
Linking Routers
Wlan Repeater
Repeater Mode Comparis...
Path Analysis
Google Earth
Freshnel Zone Calculator
dBm to Watts
Big list
Central Ohio BBHN
Green Bay Professional
Advancing Ham Radio
Wisconsin Backbone Project
What the Hinternet
ARES Presentation
CARA-Mesh Group
PBC Mesh Group
Community owned network
Mesh Community Networks
Geo-Services Infrastructure
Digital Marathon
Emergency Minnesota
KB3TCB Presentations If you want a presentation on Amateur Radio computer compatible Networks or BroadBand-HamNet (BBHN) at your local group, send me an email and I or someone else will get back to you. If you have worked with a ARCCNs or a Mesh network and have a presentation you would like to give, please let me know, I have requests for presentations in a wide area!
Your Amateur Radio computer compatible Network can do this and much more!
What is SARnet
A SARnet local UHF repeater in your area is connected to other SARnet sites using a microwave radio network operated by the Florida Department of Transportation. The key to why SARnet works so well is that instead of using the internet, it uses dedicated bandwidth on a private microwave network.
FDOT Wide Area Network
FDOT's Telecommunications Program Management is coordinating the deployment of an ITS wide area network (WAN), interconnecting the regional transportation management centers (RTMCs) across the state. RTMCs in Districts 2 and 5 are already interconnected, while RTMCs in Districts 4 and 6, and Florida's Turnpike Enterprise will be interconnected later this year. This ITS WAN provides an operational network allowing Florida's RTMCs to share traffic information, ITS roadside device control, and video images.
New Frederick Node
This Node includes a Point-to-Point link to a Mike K3MMB and a sector antenna covering much of east Fresderick.
ARRL National Centennial Convention 2014 FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate's Keynote Speech
Field test Red Lion - Hanover, PA
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-80db Range test Hanvover, PA
Thanks for your support I'd like to thank the many people not listed here for their support and work in making the Mid-Atlantic Radio Amateur Network a reality. Without your support this would not have happened.
I'd like to offer special thanks to Gary Blacksmith WA3CPO for his pioneering work establishing the Pennsylvania network which has inspired both myself and others.
A special thanks to David Yinger for allowing the use of his exceptionally well situated Braddock Heights property.
Thanks to Ron KB3SYA, Larry KB3WRT and Ken KE2N for their early belief in the network.
I'd like to thank these four people for their special support, their advice and encouragement.
Eva Jaatmaa, Dick Hayman WN3R, David Bern W2LNX, and Mike Barrett K3MMB
The Pennsylvania node is up, we are half way!
Today the working group visited the Red Lion Tower, which is part of Gary Blacksmith's CPIN network, to install the northen node of the Frederick - Red Lion Link.
The link will be the first of the Washington D.C. Pennsylvania connection. The southern node of the link is at Dick WN3R Ham Shack in Frederick Maryland. The link is the longest of our links and is over 50 miles long.
Tower Distance view
Gary WA3CPO, Ken KE2N, Al KN3U, Dave N3EJT, John KA3LAO, Dick WN3R, Sean KC3DHX, Larry KB3WRT
Red Lion Node
Experiment with a NanoBeam M5-400 for two weeks. Through some generous support, we can use/buy a NanoBeam M5-400 for two weeks.
How does it work!
You write a check for the full price, we hold the check and do not cache it unless you do not return the unit in good working condition at the end of the two week period.
It is that simple.
Of course we would suggest you be with range of one of the working nodes or use two units.
This is a good opportunity to get acquainted with the equipment. This offer last as long as we have available equipment.
Of course, in true radio ad language and in fine print, other conditions apply.
Contact us email
FCC Increases 5GHz Spectrum for Wi-Fi, Other Unlicensed Uses
This is great for HamWan, BBHN and Mesh networks giving hams new spectrum to build apon.
"We (FCC) take the flexible rules that have already made the 5.725-5.825 GHz band an unlicensed success story and we expand them to the 5.150-5.250 GHz band. While that sounds technical, this change will have real impact. Because we are doubling the unlicensed bandwidth in the 5 GHz band overnight.
... After all, good spectrum policy will always require a mix of licensed and unlicensed services. Treating them as competing is a relic from the past, because going forward they are complementary—and more and more devices and services are bound to incorporate the use of both. That means we need to continue to seize unlicensed spectrum opportunities across other spectrum bands. "
Want to learn about how mesh networks can support our emergency communications work?
Need help getting started with HSMM-Mesh
Want to to find out if that old WRT54G router can be reborn as a High Speed MultiMedia network #emcomm node?
Do you want to try out that Ubiquiti router?
Only have one node and no one to mesh with? :(
Join a gang of "Elmers" for a mesh training event! We'll be learning about how mesh systems can support our emcomm activities, and helping people get their routers working with Broadband-Hamnet firmware!
Where: Fire Services Building, 6820 Webster Street, Landover Hills, MD 20785
When: 18 October 2014, 0900-1300L
What to bring:
-Your own laptop (Mac, Windows, or Linux) and power cord
-1 or more Linksys/Cisco WRT54G version 4 or less (please see the shopping guide on routers with wall-wort(s), or bring a compatible Ubiquiti router.
-1 cat-5 (or cat-6) patch cable
-Optional: power-squid or power strip to make sharing power easier, Windows machines should have a ssh/sftp client like PuTTY installed, bring extra routers to share, trade.
Please RSVP so I can get a headcount
TNX es 73 de Jesse Alexander WB2IFS
EmComm, Field Day and broadband van.
Raising the Mast
Raising the Mast See the video

We now have a Radio Amateur van that can be used for Radio Amateur events!
Click for more...
Broadband-Hamnet BBHN Elmers needed!
Requests for Elmers with experience setting up Broadband-Hamnet BBHN on LinkSys and Ubiquiti routers are coming in.
If you have set up several LinkSys Mesh nodes and if you are willing to help others get startes,
please send me an email
We need Elmers at all levels.
Have you set up several LinkSys Mesh nodes?
Have you set up several Ubiquiti Mesh nodes?
Have you set up services using port forwarding?
Do you ahve expericnce with VoIP or Web Cameras over a Mesh link?
16.1 miles Haymarket to Reston
Today David W2LNX and Terry W3EDS from The Montgomery Amateur Radio Club (MARC) took part in the first 16.1 mile link between the Reston and the W4BRM Node.
The equipment used was a Ubiquiti NanoBeam M5-400 and AM-5G19-120 Sector Antenna.
Stay tuned for developments....
Broadband-Hamnet (BBHN) is a peer-to-peer mesh network that ham radio operators are trying to build out across the country. We need help in the northern VA to install mesh nodes accross the region.
DECT, Damascus Fire Department
Red Lion to Gambrill Mountain
A group of Hams gathered at Dick Haymans, WN3R place on Gambrill Mountain yesterday. This was another step in building a Radio Amateur Microwave link between Red Lion and Gambrill Mountain.
This link will be part of the Mid-Atlantic Amateur Radio computer Broadband Network.
Illustrated RD-M5-30 shield assembly
What have I gotten myself into, No instructions! John KA3LAO
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No one told us about this box. John KA3LAO, Ron KB3SYA, Dave N3EJT Ha, now that is how it should go. John KA3LAO
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Not a lot of room here for those connections. Finally some instructions. Ken KE2N, Ron KB3SYA, Dave N3EJT
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Now for the RF Shield. Ron KB3SYA, Dave N3EJT One giant step for mankind (let's keep our feet on the ground, we are not on the tower yet.)
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Putting on the finishing touches, maybe a drum roll? John KA3LAO, Keith KB3TCB A well deserved break for a late dinner, oh a late snack. Dave N3EJT, Ron KB3SYA,John KA3LAO, Ken KE2N, Larry KB3WRT, David W2LNX
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The Gambrill Mountain node group setting the firmware parameters. Larry KB3WRT, Ken KE2N, Dave N3EJT, Ron KB3SYA The Red Lion node group , hit change button, what dialog is that? Ron KB3SYA, David W2LNX, John KA3LAO
The system found the test node, showing it all works as expected, next stop Pennsylvania.
Ken pointed out an alternative shield. Ubiquiti Networks RAD-RD2 for Rocketdish RAD-RD2. The links are to give an example of pricing and not a recomendation.
Radome-RAD-RD2 (Amazon)
Radome-RAD-RD2 (eBay)
Radome-RAD-RD2 (Streakwave )
High-Speed Wireless Networking in the UHF and Microwave Bands W2LNX & KB3TCB
This paper discusses building an amateur radio wireless network using commercial off the shelf wireless networking equipment. As an example, four Ubiquiti NanoStation M3 3.4 GHz digital radios are used to assemble a demonstration network of two wireless network links that operate on two different frequencies. In conclusion, the paper invites the amateur radio community to build a nationwide highspeed amateur radio wireless backbone network to connect all local amateur radio area community wireless networks.
As the HamWan, Mid Atlantic moves toward it's second phase there are people who have been there before, the early adopters, here are some of the recent links.
HamWan as part of an EOC
I will be offering a presentation on the Integrating HamWan as part of an EOC.
The avalability of a Ham Wide Area Network provides an additional stability when a disaster happens. If the EOC loses internet connectivity the HamWan can provide the vital link to all the services that your EOC staff are trained to use. This presentation will include a demonstration of an internet meltdown and a semless transition ot HamWan support.
related work - How To Integrate HamWAN Into Your EOC - Bart Kus, AE7SJ.
18.2 miles Damascus Volunteer Fire Department to Braddock Heights
Today Ron KB3SYA, Larry KB3WRT from Damascus Emergency Communications Team (DECT), David W2LNX and Keith KB3TCB took part in the first 18 mile link between the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department and the Braddock Heights HamWan Node.
The equipment used was two Ubiquiti Rocket M5s each on a RD M5-30 dish. Even without aligning the both dishes and through the tree tops, we achieved -78 dbm (We had trouble capturing the screen shots, with the wind and holding the mount still, it may even been -73 judging by the LEDs). The next step will be aligning both antennas and testing throughput. This shows that it is feasible to supply internet connectivity to an emergency facility using HamWan in case the normal internet avalability is lost.
Stay tuned for developments....
Range 18.2 miles
BH - Dam 17 miles B
18.2 mile path on Google Earth - Larry KB3WRT watching the signal strength. You can barly see Braddock Heights
Range 18.2 miles
BH - Dam 17 miles A
BH - Dam 17 miles A
Discovery tool airView Spectrum Analyzer David W2LNX, BOAR extraordinaire
Second Public HamWan Node in the Washington D.C. Region.
ARRL Convention
ARRL Convention
Ubiquiti RD-5G-30 on a 30ft pole at @ 300 M Braddock Heights, Md Range tests
ARRL Centennial Convention
ARRL Convention

David Sumner K1ZZ and David W2LNX (photo: Stan, WA1LOU)
I had a wonderful time talking myself hoarse at the TAPR booth at the ARRL Centennial Convention demonstrating a high-speed wireless network of two links. The two links were established using four Ubiquiti NanoStations M3 data radios all running at 6 dBm (4 mW) transmit power. One link operated at 3400 MHz and the other link operated at 3450 MHz. In the photo, you can see jutting up above the FreeDV sign two Ubiquiti NanoStation M3 wireless networking radios configured as a network relay station. The two radios are interconnected with a network interconnect cable. I am wearing an example of a network interconnect cable. The photo was taken just after I had explained to David Sumner, K1ZZ, the CEO of the ARRL, that the ARRL should go back to their roots and start calling themselves the American Radio Relay League again.
David, W2LNX
Planning a Communication Node I am also starting a series on a moderrn communication node. I like to start with some of my newer equipment.
I have set up several variations on Voice over IP (VoIP).
  • The first was a 3CX Phone System which I tested at home. It worked well, and I recommend it for those who are interested in learning the technology and maintaning a server.
  • You might have seen the Raspberry Pi I used at the presentations. I loaded the Raspberry Pi with Asterisk for Raspberry Pi and used two analog phones.
    However, at the Science Fair, I discovered that young kids have never heard a dial-tone, but they know how to hit Call or the contact list.
  • My present test is with a GrandStream UCM6100 Series IP PBX. It is a self contained turn key unit and required only minimal automatic setup.
    This unit allowed me to provide GXV-3175 IP Video Phone This also provides apps like YouTube, Weather and more.
    This trend to providing apps in a larger touch screen makes an almost perfect communication interface for the future.
Another area we have been experimenting with is providing cell phone service when traditional service is not available. This could be due to an incident, a remote location or if the local service is overloaded.
Here i am testing the Verizon Network Extender
Using the Radio Amateur Broadband Network to link to a functioning segment of the internet, the Radio Amateur Broadband Network can provide cell phone service.
Of course, providing a funtioning ieternet to a incident or isolated area is one of the most important functions the Radio Amateur Broadband Network can provide.

The last piece of equipment we ahve been experimenting with is Network Time (NTP) Server
We are presently using the TM1000A GPS Network Time Server as part of some presentations.
There are many more sophisticated Time Servers that provide more functionality, acuracy and reliability.
For the contruction interested
Frequency References for the Radio Amateur   | Rubidiums vs ocxo's vis a vis amateur radio   | KIT 10 GHz 10G2 ext. OCXO   | My GPS disciplined Rubidium OCXO   | Probably the Simplest GPS Disciplined Oscillator possible ! (G4JNT)   | GPS Stabilised 10 MHz Oscillator   | Rubidium Standards   | GPSCar
Next I will consider the traditional Ham and civilian communications tools.
First Public HamWan Node in the Washington D.C. Region.
W4BRM Dulles
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Ken KE2N Tower @ 337 meters. Ubiquiti AM-5G-120 19 dbi Sector Antenna
Ken airOS (password: guest)
This is a first approximation of the coverage area. Plans to actually measure signal strength and through-put are being discussed. Any individual link will depend on local conditions (line-of-sight).
The APRS Golden Packet succeeded! I look forward to a similar contest for HamWan.
Broadband HamNet & N1MM Logger Youtube
Western Pennsylvania ARES
Juan Manfredi NA0B did a great job of helping me with Broadband Hamnet. Juan was also a huge help in working administratively with Pitt for arranging all the facilities. +training level, NIMS forms, D-STAR


Broadband-Hamnet adds 5.8 GHz Support.
Broadband-Hamnet now supports the Ubiquiti M5-series hardware, giving Hams use of the 5.8 GHz band for mesh networking. Among the release's many new features are the ability to easily connect collocated nodes into clusters and to span the mesh across both ham bands.
Digital Backbone Project
The Wisconsin Amateur Radi Club is deploying a 5.6 GHz high speed digital network in southeast Wisconsin.
Cambria County ARES
I was delighted with the results of our Western PA ARES Emcomm Conference. We had 54 names on the sign-in sheet which I consider an excellent turnout. Many of you brought your mesh networking hardware.
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FARC Field Day Tests
Aligning a Ubiquiti NanoBeam M5-400
Frequency Options
` A little History
IEEE 802.11 Experiments in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley (QST July 2005)
A Cheap and Easy High-Speed Data Connection (CQ 2003)
HSMM Radio Equipment (Nov 2004)
High Speed Multimedia Radio (QSL 2003)
Data Encryption is Legal! (CQ 2006)
Atheros eXtended Range XR Going the Distance Technology (2002)
HSMM on 220 MHz? (2009)
VHF/UHF/Microwave Radio Propagation: A Primer for Digital Experimenters (2010)
Inexpensive High Speed Packet Radio Is Here (2002)
70cm ATV History
Using Part 15 Wireless EthernetDevices For Amateur Radio
two pertinent areas
Amateur Radio Allocations, Part 97 versus Part 15
Events Add an Event
Click the link to send an E-Mail to the Remote Amateur, so that your item will be added to the AGENDA Add a BBHN, Mesh or Amateur Radio computer compatible Networks event
EmComm and Field Day preparations in Frederick
Overlook, Redcross, Hospital, Home
The map to the left is from our latest preparations for the Frederick Amateur Radio Club (FARC) Field Day.
This test was to link The Frederick Memorial Hospital with the Walkersville Red Cross. The nodes were at the Red Cross in Walkersville, The Frederick Memorial Hospital, My house, and several points around Frederick. All nodes linked with a node in the Catoctin Mountains near Gambrill State Park.
SPARC Southern Pennsylvania Amateur Radio Club
Lancaster Mesh Network
With an initial deployment goal of 10 units we will see how well linking works between individuals and the club’s site. The club site will have a omni and uni setup, as the weather warms, to use as a linkup and connection test site.
UnallocatedSpace Meshfest
Good times at the 1st Meshfest at the groovy UnallocatedSpace in Severn, MD! The Meshfest was a drop-in GOTA for amateurs that wanted some help with their nodes. About 20 Meshers showed up including homeboy Rich WA3YTK from PG ARES. With great help from Robert KB3ZZD and the great host Charlie KB3ZVN we were elmer everyone who needed help! Heck I was able to get John's (KA3WSR) Ubiquiti M2 up on the mesh. One of KB3ZZD's nodes was acting as a Internet GW using a wired connection to one of Unallocated Space's ports. this allowed all the meshers easy access to the site to for information and guidance. WB2IFS-101-mobile ran from the starter battery in my CRV for all 4 hours! Excellent performance for an emcomm deployment.
X-10 for ethernet, Internet of Things
X10 has been around a long time. It allows you to control things over the AC in your house. Now you can do the same thing using a wireless Network, there are now modules to control outlets, alarms and more..
Introduction to IEEE 802.11s
I have been asked about the 802.11 standards and there Mesh usasge, I thought this introduction to 802.11s could give a general back ground to Mesh and the progress in making it main stream. It is not a suggestion to change standards we are using at the present time.
IEEE 802.11s (wiki)
802.11s Mesh Networking
Working group for development and build out of a broardband hamnet wifi mesh for Prince George's County, Maryland, USA. Our main focus for now is in linking the hospitals and health departments in Prince George's County."
OVH Manassas Hamfest
The audience at the Manassas Hamfest was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. A large number of hands came up to every question, by people who had readup on the Mesh and Ham networks. It was very encouraging to to see how the Ham community is adopting and learning about this technology.
I'd like to thank the Manassas Hamfest for the opportunity to make the presentation,.
Sterling Park Amateur Radio Club (SPARC)
The presentation at the Sterling Park Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) in Sterling, VA was very well attended. The presentation introduced the concept of "Everything over IP (EoIP)" or the "Internet of Things".
The demonstration included the usual Mesh nodes, VoIP telephone nodes and a NanoBeam back-bone link to a portable Webserver located in the parking lot.
I'd like to thank the Sterling Park club for a gracious reception.
Central Pennsylvania Repeater Association (CPRA), W3ND
...microwave network..., it will be used by the hams, county 911 centers, and statewide radio system eventually. The microwave network is part of a larger statewide Ethernet network consisting of both fiber, statewide microwave, and Joint Task Forces microwave.
As hams, we know the value of communications and today is no different, except we are going from analog to providing a high speed digital statewide network. Connecting Pennsylvania together one county at a time.
Mesh Working Group
Did you enjoy the talk on Broadband-Hamnet during the AARC March 30 meeting? Bruce (WR3Q) is starting up a Mesh Working Group.
(CARA) Mesh Network Working Group
Calvert Amateur Radio Association (CARA) has formed a Mesh working group
The Mesh working group wiki will serve as a clearing house for information regarding mesh networking both specific to our wants and needs and in general with respect to the technology. All members of CARA are invited to participate in this working group as well as members of neighboring counties that wish to expand or link into our network.
If you club is interested in Preserving Amateur Radio, EOC, Microwave, Computer networks or just learning the latest technology, I suggest that your club contact CARA's Mesh Network Working Group.
The Washington Area is in the process of getting it's own Radio Amateur Computer Network or Private Internet if you will. This Network will be owned and operated by Radio Amateurs for the good of the community and the Amateur service.
Send an email to Keith KB3TCB so it can be posted here.

Today (May 18th) we did our first Mesh Backbone tests.
The path is 6.74 miles between North Frederick Overlook in Gambrill Park ( 39.469790° -77.494254°) and the
By Airport
Google Earth
North Frederick Overlook in Gambrill Park ( 39.469790° -77.494254°) Frederick airport ( 39.42372, -77.38329) Path in google Earth.

The test used the Ubiquity NanoBeamM5 400 on both ends.
The portable units were powered by:
Ubiquity NanoBeam M5 400 powered by a lead-acid sealed battery using a 12 to 24 volt DC converter.
The 12 volt battery directly powered the Netgear router which connected the laptop, router and the Toshiba camera.
Equipment at the North Frederick Overlook
SUPERNIGHT Waterproof DC 12V Step UP to DC 24V 72W 3A Converter Regulator voltage
Supernight DC/DC Converter Regulator 12v to 24v 3A 72 W.
Ubiquity NanoBeam M5
Netgear GS108NA ProSafe 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch.
Toshiba IK-WB15A IP Camera
Dell Laptop
YUASA Battery, REW45-12 (12V, 45W
Equipment at the Frederick Airport
  • Ubiquity NanoBeam M5
  • Supernight DC/DC Converter Regulator 12v to 24v 3A 72 W.
  • ASUS Eee PC 900 8.9 Inch Laptop
  • B.B Battery HR1234W (12v, 34WPC)

The software used was the Toshiba camera firmware and the Ubiquity NanoBeam M5 400 firmware.
Toshiba IK-WB15A IP Camera functioned at the full 30 frames per second. Typical Throughput was TX 200 Mbps and Receive 108 Mbps
In the News
Calvert Amateur Radio Association
CARA is starting a working group to specifically look at putting together a network and we're already seven strong.
Hyperboria a global meshnet from KB1JCD
Hyperboria is a global decentralized network of "nodes" running cjdns software. The goal of Hyperboria is to provide an alternative to the internet with the principles of security, scalability and decentralization at the core. Anyone can participate in the network by locating a peer that is already connected.
UPS Pro™ 300W Power System From Dick , WN3R
The UPSPro™ 300W UBNT outdoor UPS system is designed specifically for 24VDC POE equipment like that from Ubiquiti, Mikrotik, Tranzeo, etc. The system provides 192W of continuous total regulated 24VDC power on 7 switched power over Ethernet (POE) ports. There is also a data uplink port if an external data connection is desired. The system is powered from 120/240VAC grid power.
192W Maximum Continuous Output
7 Switched 24VDC POE Ports, 1 Data Uplink Port
Choice of 51Ah (1200VA) or 102Ah (2400VA) Battery Capacity
New York times From Iliana Jaatmaa
U.S. Promotes Network to Foil Digital Spying
Opportunity is knocking on 400-900 MHz
300-500MHz 20 Watts Outdoor Amplifier Outdoor Amplifiers From David, W2LNX
A bi-directional amplifier for use in 300~500Mhz band. Designed with the latest available components, the unit delivers 20Watt output at very high efficiency. Works with all TDD radios that require high speed switching between Tx and Rx modes. Works well for all modulation schemes including OFDM. Packed in an outdoor housing with power over Coax for all weather installations.
Carlson TV White Space Radio
RuralConnect delivers extended coverage, non-line-of-sight (NLOS) broadband connectivity by transmitting over TV white space (TVWS) frequencies, 470 to 698 MHz, which offer superior signal propagation characteristics. It also expands extends communications and private networks, such as data monitoring, public safety, video, VoIP networks, up to 12 Mb/s on a transparent layer 2 network.
KTS Wireless - KTS AWR
The AWR-US-U100 supports the 470-698 MHz UHF bands (TV channels 14-52). The radio features 3.1 Mbps data rate, Ethernet port with bridging, and indoor or outdoor mounting options. The unit has an operating temperature of -30 to 60C. 12-24VDC input power via Ethernet cable (PoE).
White Space Knowledge Center
TV white spaces (TVWS) are unused TV broadcast channels, made available through the transition from analog to digital TV. With today’s spectrum scarcity crunch, the availability of approximately 200MHz of additional spectrum is monumental especially for under-served markets.
Universal Digital Radio
Is it real yet?
Wireless LAN/MAN Resources
915 MHz, 2.4 GHz, 5.8 GHz
Broadband-Hamnet News
NEWSFLASH April 20, 2014
Linksys WRT54G BBHN-compatible gear is NOT "discontinued" or "no longer made".
You can still buy BRAND NEW WRT54GL's at online retailers and it is still IN PRODUCTION.
Newegg, Amazon, Ebay, and many more. They all sell brand new, just made, GL gear.
Enough with the bogus statements of "I cant get them anymore".
Jim Kinter, K5KTF
5.8 UBNT firmware on the way.
Currently the 5.8 UBNT firmware is either getting ready or is released to the Beta Test group. Once the 5.8 is released to the general public, the UBNT 3.4Ghz firmware should be right on its heels BECAUSE the 3.4 hardware uses the same 5.8 radio, but then does a 2Ghz downconvert. They are talking about HamCom (Plano TX) as a milestone/deadline for some of this.
Jim Kinter, K5KTF
Cambria Radio Club Special Meeting and VE test Session at UPJ
By Cambria Radio Club · April 18 · · Taken at UPJ-University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Thank you to Scott Zimmerman N3XCC and his April 18th VE Team Dave N3YFO, Elisha KB9WCX, Tom K3WS Patrick N3KMZ, Ken WB3JEK, Jack KC3BGR, Steve KA3UDR, and William K3ZYK for their efforts in testing and helping to create new hams: Andrew Andreyo KC3CPW G, David Baker KC3CPX T, Clint Crawford KC3CPY T, Daniel Hengst KC3CPZ T, Michael Hoffman KC3CQA T, Luke Paronish KC3CQB G, Yuri Sapolich KC3CQC G, Shane Shumaker KC3CQD T, Austin Ward KC3CQE G, Marc Wilk KC3CQF G, Matthew Haslett KC3CQG T, John Lavoie N2ZXH G, Richard Dovala KC3CQH T...

And after the FREE VE Test Session hosted by The Cambria Radio Club and the IEEE UPJ Mountain Cat Amateur Radio Club W3SNN, we moved to the UPJ Engineering lab right next door to pick up up HAM Net Phase II.
Members of Cambria Radio Club, Horseshoe Amateur Radio Club, Bedford Amateur Radio Club, the IEEE UPJ Mountain Cat Amateur Radio Club and even Mr. Keith Elkin KB3TCB from Frederick, MD participated in a very informative discussion and demonstration of the uses and operation of Ham Net / Mesh Networking.

Much more information AND additional meetings notes will be posted soon. Please tag your friends and leave your comments. Thank you everyone and welcome to all the new and upgraded hams.

73 Tom K3WS

Thank you to Jack Brew KC3BGR for taking pictures for this great event.
See the original posting
Driving force
Front group Back Table Bustle of activity
Driving force
Good discussions
Table full of Mesh
Bustling of activity
Camera Server
Mesh Status
Station U1
Panel Antenna
Great camera server
Managing the Mesh
More gear
Inside a panel antenna
Island Trunk System

Our Mission

To provide a network of open Amateur radio repeaters, for general and emergency communications use, throughout Vancouver Island, surrounding waters and parts of the lower mainland in British Columbia Canada. 

Group Profile

We are a group of Amateur Radio operators and or Amateur Radio Clubs, Associations and Societies. We have members from all walks of life.

System Usage

We encourage the use of this system both casual and organized. There are a number of organized nets using the system and we encourage participation. If you would like to use this system for an organized group net, please contact our information people for permission and guidelines.

A Most Generous Offer For those who are interested in using my tower in Frederick, here are pictures and the details. Feel free to pass this on to those who also might need this info.
Elevation is 1720’. Tower is 120'.v Coordinates: 11000 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick, MD 39.537261, -77.500161 (Tower Base) Decimal 39 32 14.14, -77 30 00.58 Degrees, Minutes, Seconds
73, Dick, WN3R
If I were to give out a 'Best Wan Project' award it would surely go to
Central PA IP Network (CPIN)
Cisco Router and POE
Cisco Router
Ubiquity dishes
Ubiquity dishes on tower
Gary Blacksmith
Gary Blacksmith, WA3CPO, One of the most generous and helpful individual you will ever meet.
CPIN Towers
CPIN Towers
CPIN Network
Ubiquity NanoBeam
Ubiquity Sector Antenna
Ubiquity RD-5G-30
Ubiquity NanoBeam
Ubiquity Sector Antenna
Ubiquity RD-5G-30'

Active Mesh project pages
Broadband-Hamnet™ is a high speed, self discovering, self configuring, fault tolerant, wireless computer network that can run for days from a fully charged car battery, or indefinitely with the addition of a modest solar array or other supplemental power source. The focus is on emergency communications. In its current form it is built using the Linksys WRT54G/GL/GS wireless routers and Ubiquity routers which operates on channels 1-6 of the 2.4GHz ISM band OLSR is used for auto linking of the mesh node radios. OpenWRT firmware tools are used for firmware development. Broadband-Hamnet™ is currently being designed, developed and deployed as an amateur radio broadband communications system. It originated in Austin, Texas but has spread all across the USA and many other countries around the world. Glenn KD5MFW, David AD5OO, Bob WB5AOH and Rick NG5V are the gents spearheading the efforts, while yours truly, Jim K5KTF keeps the website up and running to provide information about the project. Conrad KG6JEI and Andre K6AH of the San Diego Working Group lead the Ubiquiti firmware development. There is a distributed development community with users in a number of areas of the USA and other continents.
Berwick Amateur Radio Society
Area Repeaters Links Mesh News Officers Repeaters
The Berwick Amateur Radio Society serves the amateur radio community in Columbia, Luzerne and Montour counties in beautiful Central Pennsylvania. Berwick is located along the Susquehanna river at the border of Columbia and Luzerne counties. The B.A.R.S. repeater site is located high atop Nescopeck mountain on the former WOLF TV tower at 41.036532, -76.085643‎
New Mexico Amateur Radio Mesh Networking
The New Mexico Mesh Networking listserve exists to provide information on amateur radio mesh networking activities in and around New Mexico. List subscribers are encouraged to contribute and share mesh network-related information to help new and existing users gain information about the technology, setup and operations, applications, best practices, and more.

Active WAN project pages Contact me if you think your site should be listed here!)
HamWAN cells have been deployed to four sites. Each site is interconnected with 5.9 GHz modems and fully routed with OSPF. HamWAN provides routing to all existing AMPRNet systems. Examine the map below to determine if you're within the current HamWAN coverage area!
BCWARN is an association of amateur radio groups sharing the common goal of building a high-speed data network, capable of operating independent of commercial "internet" providers. One of the goals of BCWARN participating groups is to assist in connecting Emergency Operations assets (EOC's, PEP HQ's, reception centers, etc) together with a common, independent network. The BCWARN network allows its users to exchange information between the connected sites such as email, internet-chat, remote printing, VoIP telephone and fax calls, and virtually anything else that you would use the "internet" for, but without having to rely on commercial network infrastructure. Note however, that during the majority of the time, there are gateways to the "internet" that allow traffic from BCWARN sites to communicate all over the world. However, should a major incident cause those gateways to fail, the BCWARN sites will still be able to communicate with each other and exchange their information.
The WANRS includes several repeaters located in many counties in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and Washington DC, and other cities and States. These repeaters are linked (connected) together with a private wide area TCP/IP network
Stateline Repeater System
The WANRS includes several repeaters located in many counties in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and Washington DC, and other cities and States. These repeaters are linked (connected) together with a private wide area TCP/IP network
CPIN - Central Pennsylvania IP Gary Blacksmith, WA3CPO
This wide area network was built by hams for hams and does not receive government support nor does it fall under the control of any government agency. Groups of amateur radio operators have voluntarily cooperated to form a wide area network. The network integrity and operational status is verified by daily utilization of its functions. This system is mostly regulated by Part 15 and as a result, we have expanded the available frequencies by using some of the Part 97 allocations in addition to Part 15 allocations. Inexpensive, mass produced equipment has made this possible as of January 2009. We have multiple mountain top sites available that are 500 to 1700 feet above the service area. Throughput from end to end in excess of 30 Mbps. Centrally located email server. A VoIP SIP server. An IP based camera with a multicast capability
Rocky Mountain Ham Radio
About Microwave Network Up and Running! Officers
The New Mexico Mesh Networking listserve exists to provide information on amateur radio mesh networking activities in and around New Mexico. List subscribers are encouraged to contribute and share mesh network-related information to help new and existing users gain information about the technology, setup and operations, applications, best practices, and more.
BRATS 5GHz Links
The Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society (BRATS) is an organization devoted to service to the community through amateur radio (“Ham”) communication, technical experimentation, and education.
Amateur digital networking using the standard Internet Protocol (IP) suite allows the ham radio operator to take advantage of the vast array of facilities and communication methods developed for use on the wired Internet whilst using ham radio for independence from the commodity Internet. The AMPRNet network provides the Internet address and routing resources to make possible the construction of an experimental worldwide ham radio Internet-compatible network. The AMPRNet enables both community and long-haul ham networking.
WSU Amateur Radio Club (W7YH) Rho Epsilon, Alpha Chapter
Ham radio based TCP/IP network connecting major eastern Washington cities to facilitate emergency communications.