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AREDN code repositories on GitHub

The AREDN source code repositories are now accessible on GitHub at https://GitHub.com/aredn/aredn_ar71xx .   GitHub is one of the largest open source hosting services with over 40 million users.   Anyone with basic knowledge of Linux and git can now compile AREDN images and contribute changes.   If you have a background in application or firmware development, the hurdle to get started and contribute to the ham community is now much lower.

GitHub also includes an issue tracking feature to capture feature requests, bug reports, and other issues.  This immediately replaces our former defect tracking tool (Bloodhound).
 

​AREDN GitHub Activity

The GitHub setup is intended to jump AREDN forward to stay current, and benefiting from, the 1000+ developers of Linux and OpenWrt releasing a steady stream of advancements and fixes.    AREDN is now based on this stream.  By staying current, our community is able to focus on those features unique to the ham community.

The OpenWrt group produces a major release each year followed by 3 or 4 point releases in successive months.   The latest release candidate was published in June 2018 with a final release targeted in July. 

New Devices in AREDN GitHub

TP-Link is now shipping v2.0 of the CPE210 and CPE510 devices.  These...

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Updated date: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 23:31


​AREDN Donates Mesh Networking Equipment to ARRL

 

High-Speed Multimedia Mesh (HSMM) technology has evolved rapidly in recent years due to the development efforts of the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) open source project. This has changed the complexion of mesh implementations from an experimental, hobby-oriented, novelty into a viable alternative network suitable for supporting high-speed emergency communications and Internet connectivity when “all else fails.”

The AREDN project team recently donated the following equipment to the ARRL Laboratory:

  • Two Ubiquiti Nanostation M3’s for 3.4 GHz
  • Two Ubiquiti Nanostation Loco M5’s for 5.8 GHz
  • One PowerBeam PBE-M5-300-ISO for 5.8 GHz
  • One AirRouter HP (combination 2.4 GHz and Ethernet switch)

The AREDN (pronounced “r-den”) project is working with ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio to inform the amateur radio community about this high-speed, low-cost networking technology. To further our shared goal of supporting emergency responders, AREDN has donated a substantial kit of mesh networking equipment to the ARRL for their familiarization and deployment. Both groups plan to work together to provide written guidance on the best practices for using this networking capability to provide such services as voice-over-IP telephony (VoIP), streaming video, email, and much more.

ARRL Laboratory...

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Updated date: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 17:47

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​Hamvention 2017 Days 2 and 3


You know life is good when you go to bed tired and happy with what was accomplished that day and wake up full of energy ready to do it again. That is the way I have felt the past several days.

Saturday is the big day at Hamvention in terms of crowds and presentations. The Miami Valley Mesh Alliance and AREDN booth saw its share of both all day Saturday and all morning on Sunday. There was a non-stop stream of hams interested in how an AREDN mesh network can help them provide better services to their local emergency responders. And we were prepared with answers and examples for them.

As a result of preparing for Hamvention, we will have photos, presentations and new content on the website soon. Just give us some time to rest and organize the material. We will also have links to media created by others who covered our presence at the event.

Andre's presentation on Building a High-Speed AuxComm Data Network was a big hit with the approzimately 400 hams who packed the forum room. Jason KC5HWB video recorded the presentation and plans to show it on his YouTube channel HamRadio2.0 in the near...

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​Hamvention 2017 Day 1

What an amazing, delightful and thoroughly exhausting day it has been!

The new location at the Greene County Fairgrounds is great, and while I am sure there will be a number of things that need to be improved for next year, overall this site is a winner for Hamvention. DARA and the hundreds (thousands?) of volunteers who worked to make this event successful are to be commended and thanked for their efforts.

We had a lot of traffic at the booth on Friday. There were many interesting conversations with hams from all over the U.S, Canada and Europe. The mini classes have been well-attended. Even though the classes are short - only 15 to 20 minutes - most people found them useful. They give us the opportunity to have extended talks about specific subjects. We'll post a lot of this information on the website in the near future.

All mini class attendees get a ticket for a door prize drawing. We draw the winning tickets at 3:30 pm and you must be present at our booth to collect a door prize. Yesterday we awarded two prizes to hams whose names and photos will be posted later. The prizes were a Nanostation...

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​AREDN in June 2017 QST

AREDN – A High-Speed Data Network by Andre Hansen, K6AH appears in the June 2017 edition of QST.  The article is a thorough discussion of a high-speed multimedia network for public service applications.

Andre describes the features and functions of this innovative open-source effort. The AREDN project repurposes commercial microwave hardware for use on amateur radio bands. He provides an overview of the steps necessary in designing, building and operating an RF network which is focused on supporting emergency response agencies.

A large-scale deployment already covers much of Southern California. A multi-tiered AREDN network in San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and Los Angeles counties covers more than 16,000 square miles and has the potential to serve over 18 million people.

If you are an ARRL member, you can read the article in their digital edition: http://www.arrl.org/qst


​Hamvention 2017 Mini Classes

Booth # 1001


This is the schedule of mini classes we will conduct in Booth #1001 at Hamvention. 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 19
10:00 - VoIP Topic A
11:00 - Winlink2K Topic A
13:00 – MeshChat
14:00 - Network Planning
15:00 - VoIP Topic B
16:00 - Winlink2K Topic B
17:00 - Video Tips

Saturday, May 20
10:00 - MeshChat
11:00 - Video Tips
12:00 - VoIP Topic A
13:30 - FORUM PRESENTATION
              Forum Room 2

15:00 - VoIP Topic B
16:00 - Winlink2K Topic A

Sunday, May 21
10:00 - Network Planning
11:00 – TBD

Additional classes may be scheduled.
See Booth #1001 Announcements
 


Hamvention 2017 Mesh Network Forum

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Forum Room 2 at 1:30 pm


Moderator:  Bill Curtice, WA8APB, Miami Valley Mesh Alliance (MVMA)

Hams around the world are now building radio-based high speed digital mesh networks across their cities using microwave technologies and low cost commercial hardware adapted for Amateur Radio use.  Mesh provides flexible, high speed wireless communications that can be adapted to varying terrain types, can be rapidly deployed, are fun to build and use, and are particularly well suited to the EmComm needs of many served agencies. 

The MVMA is delighted to host Andre Hansen, K6AH, of the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) Project, speaking on how to build an effective AuxComm, high-speed data network based on Ubiquiti airMAX products and the AREDN Project’s firmware.

Andre will describe a 3-tiered architecture---using illustrations of actual installations---where AREDN implementers in San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties have combined to cover over 16,000 square miles with a potential of supporting Incident...

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​Hamvention 2017


The AREDN Project and the Miami Valley Mesh Alliance will have a large presence at Hamvention 2017. We will be in booth 1001 in Building 1 at the Greene County Fairgrounds near Xenia, Ohio. The dates are May 19, 20 and 21, 2017.

We are planning to conduct several demonstrations and answer all your questions about how mesh networking can aid your local emergency response agencies. In the AREDN Forum under General Discussion we have a thread to collect your suggestions for what you would like to see demonstrated.

In Forum room 2 on Saturday, May 20th, from 1:30 to 2:30, Andre, K6AH, will deliver a brief intro to AREDN mesh networking and discuss a simple, yet successful implementation technique that has been used to provide coverage throughout 5 counties---over 16,000 square miles---of Southern California; standing ready to serve the disaster services needs of over 18 million people.  The deployed ham in this scenario delivers these services with an investment in gear, over and above an existing VHF go-kit, of well under $100.

This presentation will show you how you may be able to do this in your...

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