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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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Ham Radio 2.0 Interviews AREDN Developers

Jason KC5HWB continues to produce a great series of ham radio videos on YouTube. In Episode 159, Jason interviews Joe AE6XE and Darryl K5DLQ from the AREDN development team. They describe the many improvements in the latest AREDN release version 3.18.9.0 and talk about the development process. They discuss the expanded list of supported devices which now includes the newer Ubiquiti AIrMax models and several units from Mikrotik.Joe and Darryl tell the viewers about our plans to provide a Raspberry Pi firmware installer which is being developed by K6RUN. 

Subscribe to Jason's YouTube channel and visit his website HamRadio2.0 Live from the Hamshack.


Installation Instructions for Mikrotik Devices


Download the Mikrotik .bin and the .elf file from downloads.arednmesh.org location:

  •  elf  :  this is the image to boot the mikrotik device with.  It only uses RAM on the device (which is lost with a power cycle and still boots with Mikrotik OS)
  • .bin :  once the device is booted with the .elf image and running,  copy this up to /tmp and type a command that will update the flash with AREDN, so it then boots AREDN on a power cycle.
 
The procedure is very different and it is the opposite of a Ubiquiti installation.  Opposite in that with Ubiquiti, the device is a tftp server and the tftp client is run on the laptop to send up the image.  With Mikrotik, the device is a tftp client and the laptop has to be configured to run a tftp server (also dhcp and bootp server)  on a linux or windows machine.    This is all done by a program called dnsmasq (it has all 3 servers).  
 

Linux procedure:

 
  1. Create a directory on your laptop /...
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​HamRadioNow Interviews AREDN


David W0DHG and Darren AJ6BL interviewed Randy WU2S about the AREDN project.The 90 minute discussion covered the AREDN mission, examples of real-world deployments, how to get started and much more.
See HamRadioNow Episode #141 on YouTube or on the HamRadioNow website.
Please consider subscribing to the YouTube channel and watching all the informative episodes produced by this great team.


Tennessee Public Safety Interoperability Exercise and Conference August 13-16

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), the Tennessee Advanced Communications Network (TACN), United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), and the Tennessee National Guard are sponsoring the Tennessee Public Safety Interoperability Exercise / Vital Connections 2018 August 13-16, 2018 at the 117th Regimental Training Institute, Building 500, 7th Avenue, Smyrna, TN 37167 

Local AREDN mesh networkers will be present at the upcoming event. This event will host a wide variety of Public Safety and Amateur Radio Communications Support partners. There will be demonstrations of the many features that an AREDN MESH has to offer.  Contact Tom K1KY directly for more information.

For additional information see https://community.apan.org/wg/tnpsie/
 


​AREDN Offline Map Submit Tool Updated

 

Darryl K5DLQ developed a command line tool that allows operators to submit nodes to the AREDN map without requiring the node itself to have internet access (direct or via Mesh Gateway).
It has been updated so that OMS.exe version 0.9 updated to point to arednmesh.org
This application runs on Windows.

To use it:

  1. Downloads the AREDN Offline Map Submit (OMS) tool from here:  http://bit.ly/arednomstool
  2. Extract the contents of the zip file to a folder on your PC (no installation required)
  3. Ensure that your PC is connected to a node as a LAN device.
  4. Ensure that the node is connected to a VLAN capable switch that is configured with VLAN1 (WAN) access to the internet.  (OR, use an AirRouter that is connected to the internet)
  5. Open a command prompt in Windows
  6. Run the following command from the folder that you extracted the OMS tool into:    oms.exe
  7. OPTIONALLY: you can run:   oms.exe -preview      (This will show you which nodes would submit their data WITHOUT actually sending it to the...
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​Hamvention 2018 Initial Report


This brief note is just to let youknow that all of us in the AREDN booth had a great time meeting hundreds of people in Xenia, Ohio. I am still a bit tired after al the activity, dismantling the booth, packimg the gearand driving 10hours back to New Jersey. So please be patient and I will have a fuller recap of our activities there soon.

A very special thank you goes to the members of the Miami Valley Mesh Alliance, and Markand Karen Herson, who so ably told the story of why an AREDN mesh network is so effective and how to use u=it for a variety of practical purposes.

Excuse me while I start to get the truck unpacked,
Randy WU2S 
 

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