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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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Network Test Saturday, October 30th

As an AREDN network grows in size and/or complexity, it will eventually encounter a packet storm that would pretty much cripple its traffic-carrying capabilities until the storm fades out, which could be hours.  (The writers of the OLSR mobile routing protocol probably never envisioned it having to handle networks of the size amateurs are creating.)  This is significantly limiting the growth and performance of our networks.

Recently released nightly build 571 provides a substantial amount of resistance to these storms.  As a test of the network's robustness (or not) Saturday October 30th at 9 a.m. local we'll attempt to link as many AREDN networks together as possible.  

We did a 'test test' earlier in the week on the West Coast when the Southern California and Bay area networks were linked.  Node counts got up to a bit over 800 and few reports were received, so we're ready for Saturday!

Test preparation

Prior to Saturday's test, it's recommended that in order to protect your node(s) that you upgrade them to the latest nightly build (599 as of this writing).  This is especially important on nodes that pass data through (as opposed to being an end-point on a network).  

Also prior to Saturday, establish some baseline performance measurements on your network.  Suggestions are:

  • Quality of VOIP phone calls
  • iperf throughput...
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Updated date: Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 11:22


Meshoween is in a week!

Folks, next Saturday is Meshoween, where nasty packet storms strike terror into the most experienced ham network user :-)

Seriously, we'll be linking up big and small networks to see how our ham radio networks handle huge routing table broadcasts.

If you haven't yet updated your node(s) to nightly build 571 (or later), please seriously consider doing so.  It will  help your node fight off any scary packet storms!

Monitoring instructions will be promulgated a day or two prior to Meshoween.

Updated date: Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 17:31

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Announcements


Automated Mesh Map

Our resident network mapper and AREDN developer Eric KG6WXC just published a page describing his mapping program. His Automated Mesh Map allows hobbyists who have experience in Linux/Apache/SQL to collaborate while gaining metrics in their desired nodes. It has a become a “go to” tool for monitoring the status of the networks. Groups who start setting up their own AREDN Networks also get a copy of the map to monitor their progress.
You can get all the details on his page at SkySilk Cloud Services User Spotlight.


Support AREDN on Amazon Prime Day 

If you plan to take advantage of the extended Amazon Prime Day on July 15 and 16, please consider supporting the AREDN Project with your purchases.

Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/83-0671991 and AmazonSmile donates to Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network Inc



 


Call for Code interview with AE6XE and K5DLQ

AREDN developers Joe Ayers AE6XE and Darryl Quinn K5DLQ were interviewed by Daniel Krook, the Chief Technology Officer for the Call for Code Global Initiative and the IBM Code and Response.

This fascinating discussion focuses on questions and ideas that will interest software developers and participants in the 2019 Call for Code Challenge.

You can find the video on the IBM Developer channel on Twitch.

 
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.

Call for Code 2019 Program Supporter


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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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

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