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AREDN highly recommends upgrading to AREDN security release v3.21.4.0
For more information see the Latest Docs page

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AREDN® Release Notes v3.20.3.1 – Preliminary 9 July 2020


The AREDN® team is pleased to announce the general availability of the latest stable release of AREDN firmware. We now fully support 70+ devices from four manufacturers. This diversity of supported equipment enables hams to choose the right gear for a given situation and budget.

Here is a summary of the significant changes since 3.20.3.0 was release:

  • Migrate all remaining TP-Link models to ath79 target
  • Fix CPE510 v3 image not installing
  • Fix Ethernet port to fully conform with AREDN expected usage on NanoStation M5 XW
  • Added ability to change and revert firmware and package download paths
  • Added target type info (ar71xx/ath79) to admin page
  • Fix issue with the map on the setup page PR #501
  • Added "aredn alerts" feature in header
  • Fix firewall blocking traffic when using tunnel PR #524
  • Added support for Mikrotik r2 hardware
  • Bump to OpenWRT 19.07.3 https://openwrt.org/releases/19.07/notes-19.07.3
  • Use "mode ether" for tunnel links reducing ETX to 0.1
  • Change default map tile server url away from MapBox PR #527
  • Allow ping from WAN to node
     

Please refer to https://github.com/aredn/aredn_ar71xx/issues for a list of...

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Updated date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 19:19


AREDN® 2020 Conference

Our energetic AREDN® Ambassador Orv Beach W6BI is organizing our first conference. The planned date is Saturday, October 24, 2020 beginning at 08:00 PDT (1500 UTC). The event will take place on a video conference facility.
Watch for further details here and on our Facebook group.

The Call for Papers will go out and registration will start in early July.  It will be held via Zoom webinar with 500 attendee slots available.

Thanks Orv for getting this event rolling!

Updated date: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 19:34

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AREDN in February 2019 QST

AREDN Mesh Tunnel via Satellite at Baker 2 Vegas 2018 by Oliver Dully, K6OLI appears in the February 2019 edition of QST. This article is a thorough discussion of setting up the communications system at this large annual event..

Oliver reports that the combination of AREDN mesh and Cell On Wheels (COW) trailers set a positive precedent for the future of disaster communications and the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network.

The full article may be viewed here.

Reprinted with permission, February 2019 QST; copyright ARRL.
QST is a publication of the ARRL: the national association for Amateur Radio™


AREDN Presentations at SCALE 17X March 10, 2019

There will be two AREDN presentations at the 17th Annual Southern California Linux Expo – SCALE 17X – to be held on March 7-10, 2019 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California, near Los Angeles.

Both presentations will be on Sunday afternoon, March 10 in room 212.

The first talk by Orv Beach, W6BI is titled “The Ham Radio Internet - a Progress Report”. It will start at 15:00 in Room 212.

Orv reports that IP Networking is one of the fastest growing modes in amateur radio.  The ham radio internet (lower-case eye) continues to grow in both capabilities and span. Driven by improvements in custom open source software for wireless access points by AREDN (arednmesh.org) and with their support of more equipment from more vendors, it now covers from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border and east at least to the Inland Empire.  At any given time, there are more than 300 nodes up and running.

He will detail that growth with emphasis on Southern California, with metrics, maps and graphs.  He'll also cover some of the more significant network events, including...

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Yuma Hamfest 2019


Andre, K6AH, will present an update on the AREDN team's open source software development progress and report on useful tools and techniques to ensure a successful mesh network implementation.  His talk "AREDN Project: New developments in software and successful implementations around the Southwestern Division " will be given on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:40 am. Andre will describe new Emcom applications which make the mesh even more usable.

The Yuma Hamfest and ARRL Southwestern Division Convention will be held on Friday and Saturday, February 15 & 16, 2019 at the Yuma County Fairgrounds, 2520 E. 32nd Street, Yuma, AZ 85365. For more information, see the Yuma Hamfest website. For tickets and vendor registrations, see their online registration form


Auxcomm Symposium in Southern New Jersey


On Saturday, February 16, 2019 the Medical Coordination Center (MCC) at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ will be hosting an ARES/RACES/AUXCOMM Symposium for hams in the Southern New Jersey and the Eastern Pennsylvania areas. The MCC is beginning to use AREDN and would like to see the technology adopted more fully in their area. The event runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Presentations in the morning will be given by:

  • Bob Bruninga WB4APR - APRS
  • Joe Everhart N2CX - NVIS HF Field Antennas
  • Cory Sickles WA3UVV - Yaesu System Fusion
  • Randy Smith WU2S - AREDN high-speed multimedia mesh networking

The afternoon will consist of breakout sessions and demonstrations.  
 
Register at EventBrite to attend the Amateur Radio in Public Health & Medical Services (ESF #8) ...

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AREDN at Frostfest 2019

AREDN mesh networkers will be at the Frostfest 2019 in Richmond, VA on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The location is the Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222-2253. This event is the ARRL Roanoke Division Convention, so there will be many League officials on site.

A group led by Damon Schaefer K9CQB will be on hand to demonstrate equipment and answer your questions. Just look for the large AREDN banner at their table. His team plans to populate the booth with several masts bristling with equipment and 2 large monitors, one running an AREDN slideshow and one with a local mesh network for live demonstrations. 

Stop by and say hello!


Standardized NanoStation XM Ethernet port configuration


The NanoStation XM devices now have fully functional ports - both main and secondary.   This capability will be in Dec 3, 2018 nightly build.   The behavior is now same as NanoStation XW devices.   POE Passthough is also functional.   

This new capability means the following usage is significantly simplified to setup.   At local community events when setting up ipCams around a parade route or event area, there can be a station with 2 nodes -- incoming link on one channel/band and outgoing link on another channel/band.  This means many HD video quality signals can go through the station as this relay station does not share the same frequency.

Before:   

2 mesh nodes, 1 ipCam, 1 5-port switch, 4 way power split to all devices, junction box.   Lots of labor and points of failure to build and configure the enclosure and cabling.

After:

2 mesh nodes, 1 ipCam, daisy chain the cat5 cables though these devices, no enclosure.   


Issues to consider when deploying:


1) I've seen a NSM2 XM device...

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