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AREDN highly recommends upgrading to AREDN security release v3.22.12.0
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Ham Radio Now on FCC Reallocation of 3/5 GHz

David Goldenberg W0DHG interviews Andre Hansen K6AH, David Erickson KB5UGF and Jim Aspinwall NO1PC to discuss the spectrum defense and proposed changes to the 3GHz and 5GHz bands. These changes will affect current AREDN networks across the nation.
Please remember before you respond to the FCC, make sure you write professionally and to the point. And please reach out to your served agencies and representatives.

Ham Radio Now episode 415
Call to Action
AREDN Comment Template
AREDN High-Speed Data Network Article
MJARS FCC Reallocation Documents
 

Updated date: Monday, January 6, 2020 - 10:28


ARRL Call to Action in Defense of Part 97 Allocations in the 3 and 5 GHz Bands

The FCC WT Docket 19-348 and WT Docket 19-138 will severely curtail growth of one of the newest and most effective means for Amateurs to support emergency communications.  Existing installations will be severely curtailed or, with no reasonable alternatives, be forced to cease operations.  Thousands of hams have built or are in the process of constructing high-speed data networks in the 3 & 5 GHz ham microwave allocations.

Background

AREDN (Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network) was an outgrowth of the ARRL working group on High-Speed Multimedia (HSMM).  It has evolved over the past 10-12 years from its first implementation by Broadband Hamnet (BBHN).  Over the years the AREDN Project has developed software support for nearly 70 commercial wireless routers---moving them from their Part 15 allocation into adjacent Part 97 allocations in the .9, 2, 3, and 5 GHz bands---providing an inexpensive and easy way for hams to implement high-speed (up to 144 Mbps) data networks in support of Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs), Non-governmental Agencies (NGOs) and first responders.  The project has twice been recognized by the league for the significance of its achievements by awarding the Project the ARRL Microwave Development Award in 2014 and 2018.
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Updated date: Monday, December 9, 2019 - 16:27


AREDN Receives Grant from Yasme Foundation

The AREDN Project was recently honored by the Yasme Foundation with the award of a $7000 grant for the purchase of a 20 GHz spectrum analyzer.  The analyzer will be used to understand the characteristics of 802.11 protocols in the unique, long-distance mesh, configurations of AREDN implementations.  It will also afford us the ability to measure, and perhaps, improve the quality of transmissions emanating from AREDN-supported devices.

The AREDN Project team is grateful to the Yasme Foundation for taking the time to consider its need for a spectrum analyzer.  Andre Hansen, K6AH, in speaking for the entire team said, “To be awarded this grant is particularly gratifying for us because it acknowledges the value the AREDN Project affords Amateur Radio.”

The Yasme Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized to support scientific and educational projects related to amateur radio. Their support includes long distance communication (DXing), the introduction and promotion of amateur radio in developing nations and encouraging youth participation in amateur radio.

More information about the Yasme Foundation may be found at https://www.yasme.org

AREDN® is a registered trademark of Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network, Inc., a non-profit corporation.

Updated date: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 19:23


AREDN® Ambassadors

The AREDN® team is pleased to announce the start of a new program to recognize people who are actively contributing to spreading the word about how hams can use our 21st century mesh networking technology to provide high-speed data communications when disasters strike.

We call these special people “AREDN® Ambassadors”.

These are key members of our community who:

  • Perform a significant amount of testing to help us verify new features and bug fixes and uncover new flaws.
  • Improve feature sets
  • Identify new equipment which extends our supported platforms
  • Donate their time and effort to building and operating mesh networks
  • Promote the AREDN® Project through presentations to clubs and hamfests
  • Engage local government, hospitals and other served agencies in discussions about how hams can provide 21st century solutions to emergency communications needs
  • Constantly improve their networking skills
  • Commit to support and advise local hams about methods to build successful networks
  • Develop new applications and uses for an AREDN® mesh network

We are proud to announce our first group of AREDN® Ambassadors. They are:

Orv Beach, W6BI
Mark Herson, N2MH
Karen Herson, KD2KHJ

Congratulations to each of you!
 

Updated date: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 20:48

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Announcements


Hurricane Season Approaches

It is US National Hurricane Preparedness Week! Are you prepared for this year’s hurricane season? Are you ready to assist others by providing high-speed communications when the commercial facilities are not available?

As a 2019 Call for Code Program Supporter, the AREDN team asks you to watch how Call for Code 2018 winner Project Owl piloted their mesh network solution to help communities in Puerto Rico https://ibm.co/2UUv1Ge 

We plan to host a discussion on deploying an AREDN mesh network in Puerto Rico during Hamvention in our booth #1001. Please join us and contribute your ideas.

There is another way to help in creating a cleaner, safer and healthier environment for the worst hit communities and a chance to win $200,000 USD. Enter the 2019 Call for Code challenge https://ibm.co/2DINsrC


AREDN Supports Call for Code 2019

Do you want to help improve disaster communications?
Do you want to use your AREDN network as a foundation for solutions to improve disaster relief efforts?
Do you develop computer applications and want to help improve disaster communications? AREDN asks you to make a difference with your code.  

AREDN is a 2019 Call for Code Program Supporter. Join Call for Code in building solutions to improve disaster relief efforts and a chance to win $200,000

This year's Call for Code program decided to add an emphasis on healthcare needs in the lead up to and aftermath of natural disasters. The program's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Daniel Krook writes "Specifically, we’re calling on developers to create solutions that address the following aspects of healthcare:

  • Food and water safety
  • Medical supply distribution
  • Tracking and halting disease epidemics
  • Access to medical health records
  • Mental health
  • Serving vulnerable populations

We based our healthcare...

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