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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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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

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​AREDN Team at HAMCON 2017


The AREDN team will be participating in the HAMCON 2017 / ARRL Southwestern Division Conference at the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach Hotel in Torrance, California on September 15 - 17, 2017.

Andre, K6AH, will be present two sessions on the AREDN project on Saturday September 16. Andre’s talk is titled The AREDN Project: The Latest in Mesh Network.
His first session will be in the Pier 2 and 4 rooms at 11:00 a.m. His second session will be in the Pier 6 room at 1:00 p.m.

Andre will discuss key factors for success in planning and building a high-speed multimedia mesh network to support emergency service providers and communicators. He will present lessons learned from deploying a mesh network in Southern California which covers more than 16,000 square miles and has the potential to serve over 18 million people.
Both sessions will cover the same material.

We hope to see you there.


Archive of Release and Operational Notes

There are archives of the AREDN™ software Release Notes and Operational Notes as separate menu items under the Docs dropdown on the main menu bar. This should make it easier to find the important notes about each software version.


Linux in the Ham Shack Episode 193: All About AREDN

The LHS crew - Russ K5TUX and Bill NE4RD - conduct an interview with AREDN team member Joe AE6XE. He describes the large scale deployment of a network in Southern Califorinia and its support of emergency responders. Joe also talks about the hardware and software he helped to develop to make this possible.
Listen to the podcast on the Linux in the Ham Shack website. The interview starts at minute 28:20 in thepodcast.


​K6AH Wins the June 2017 QST Cover Plaque Award

The ARRL announced today that the winning article for the June 2017 QST Cover Plaque award is “AREDN — A High-Speed Data Network" by Andre Hansen, K6AH.

The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the July issue today.

See page 36 of the June 2017 issue of QST for the article.


​Video Recordings Wanted

We are starting to collect video recordings of AREDN networking activities for use in education and promotions. If you have experience in creating quality videos of people working outdoors, and are interested in helping us tell the story, please contact Randy WU2S by email to wu2s at aredn.org

The video segments we want can be as short as 15 to 20 seconds but no more than about 2 minutes. A video with a focus on a specific activity works best. Examples of such activities include: installing an AREDN mesh node on a mast at a new deployment, a view of a served agency staffer (eg. OEM, Red Cross, etc.) using a mesh connected VoIP phone or WinLink during an exercise or deployment, video captures from camera used to support public officials at parades, bike races and 10K runs. A picture of the AREDN label on the equipment used would be a big plus.

Field Day is a great opportunity to capture some mesh networking in the context of our annual preparedness exercise.

Be sure to get a model's release from anyone you record so that the AREDN project can freely use their image on the website and in marketing...

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New Website Feature - Photo Galleries


We had a lot of fun at Hamvention 2017 and wanted to share some photos of the event with you. As the AREDN project team attends more events and gets to meet you in person, we will add more galleries.
Look for the Photo Galleries on the Main Menu bar under About Us

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