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AREDN highly recommends upgrading to AREDN security release v3.22.1.0
For more information see the Latest Docs page

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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


AREDN at Hamvention 2019

It is finally here! We are looking forward to seeing you at Hamvention in Xenia, Ohio this Friday through Sunday, May 17-19.

We are in booth #1001. We will have a lot of equipment on display, including some of the newest gear from Mikrotik and our  fourth supported manufacturer GL-iNet.

In addition to the new hardware, we have made a lot of improvements in the firmware. We want to hear your comments and questions on the recent changes. As always, your ideas help us set the direction for future enhancements.

We will hold some short classes on a variety of topics to help get you started or to extend your capabilities.

Stop by our booth and say hello.

Updated date: Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 11:59

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AREDN endorses Battlemesh v12

AREDN supports this year’s “Wireless Battle of the Mesh – Building Community Networks for Fun and Non-Profit”.

AREDN software uses OLSRv1 protocol for managing IP routing.   The AREDN development team closely watches the improvements made by participants in the Battlemesh events. We plan to use these enhancements in future AREDN releases as the mobile adhoc mesh routing protocols evolve.

This year’s Battlemesh event will take place in Saint-Denis (Paris), France from Monday to Sunday, July 8 through July 14, 2019. The location is at a 5 to10 minute  walk from the Saint-Denis railway station on the Train H (faster) or RER D, both easily accessible from the center of Paris. Make sure to buy a ticket for zone 3. The street address is  Le 6B, 6-10 quai de Seine, 93200 Saint-Denis, France.

The event itself is free of charge and open for all!

Battlemesh brings people together from around the globe who are interested in wireless mesh networks, community networks and DIY Internet access providers.  The organizers envision 7 days full...

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Hamvention 2019 Mini Classes


Booth # 1001

 

We plan to conduct a series of mini classes in our booth #1001 at Hamvention at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio, May 17-19.

Each class is about 15 minutes long. Since there is limited space available, we will conduct additional sessions if the demand warrants them. Please check our booth for schedule updates.

Friday, May 17
10:00 – Voice over IP
11:00 – Using Streaming Video Cameras
13:00 – Getting Started with AREDN
14:00 – Network Planning
15:00 – Voice over IP
16:00 – Installing AREDN on a Mikrotik hAP AC Lite

Saturday, May 18
10:00 – Getting Started with AREDN
11:00 – Basic Setup on a AREDN Node
12:00 – Linking radio systems using the AREDN network
13:50 – FORUM PRESENTATION
              Forum Room 2

15:30 – Basic Setup of an AREDN Node
16:15 – Voice over IP

Sunday, May 19
10:00 – Network Planning
11:00 – Getting Started with AREDN

Additional classes may...

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