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AREDN highly recommends upgrading to AREDN security release v3.16.1.1
For more information: http://www.arednmesh.org/content/release-notes-aredn-v31611
 

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​Hamvention® 2018 Theme Promotes Community Service


As reported by the ARRL, the theme for Hamvention® 2018 is “Amateur Radio...Serving the Community.” Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, Hamvention General Chairman, said the theme acknowledges the role that ham radio operators play in their communities, especially in times of emergencies.
 
“During recent disasters, hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico and wildfires in the West, Amateur Radio operators were once again called upon to provide emergency communication assistance when regular services failed or were overtaxed,” Cramer said.
 
He said that in keeping with the theme, Hamvention is planning to have forums on emergency communication and displays of Amateur Radio emergency communication vehicles. Disasters are not the only times that Amateur Radio operators contribute to their communities. 

For more information see the Hamvention website and the ARRL website.

Look for the AREDN team and the Miami Valley Mesh Alliance when you are there. We look forward to meeting you.

Updated date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 19:58


Release Candidate 3.17.1.0 Is Withdrawn


The AREDN team has elected to withdraw its version 3.17.1.0 release and take its feature-set back to Development.  The rationale is based on a few outstanding and difficult issues that are contributing to the lengthy delay.  During this time, Ubiquiti has released and begun to ship devices with OS changes incompatible with the “frozen” 3.17.1.0 release.  Our development standards prevent the introduction of new features (such as new hardware support) to a “frozen” release branch.

Please look for our upcoming release some time in the new year.  Continuing the firmware development in this way will enable us to get early fixes and features to you faster through the nightly build process for the upcoming release candidates.We will leave version 3.17.1.0RC1 posted on the download page to preserve support for Ubiquiti XW products as identified on the Supported Platform Matrix.  In addition, you will begin to see more activity on our “Nightly Builds” that add additional hardware support (like Nanostation M2 XW devices) and other important new features and fixes that will be included in a future release.

Please post any questions regarding this announcement to the Development/Features forum: https://www.aredn.org/forums/features

Updated date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 22:41

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​Hamvention 2018


The AREDN Project and the Miami Valley Mesh Alliance will have a large presence at Hamvention 2018. We will be in booth 1001 in Building 1 at the Greene County Fairgrounds near Xenia, Ohio. The dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 18, 19 and 20, 2018.

We will be conducting 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 19th, from 1:30 to 2:30, Andre, K6AH, the AREDN Project Manager, will discuss why delivering mesh networking as part of your group’s EMCOMM services will produce a paradigm change for the disaster services community you serve.

Hams such as yourselves, are now building or have already implemented AREDN networks in their own cities and counties throughout the US.  Learn how they are utilizing this exciting technology and how you can get involved in these efforts.  Andre will also describe what equipment you should be considering,...

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Utah Digital Communications Conference on March 24

David KF7MCF reports that the 2nd Annual Utah Digital Communications Conference is just a week away on March 24th!
We have an amazing lineup of presenters that will give you a great jumpstart on operating amateur radio.

Topics will include:

  • Working Ham Radio Satellites
  • ​HF Digital and getting ready for Field Day
  • Introduction to digital voice modes (DMR, D-Star) and setting up your own Shark RF hotspot
  • Designing your own circuit boards
  • 3D printing for in the shack and the field
  • Expanding your shack with Raspberry Pi and Microcontrollers
  • Getting started with Winlink and FT8
  • Cyber security for Hams
  • Introduction to LoRa (low power radio)
  • Introduction and Advanced MESH

That is a bunch of great content packed into one day! Also a stack of MESH nodes will be for sale in the lobby for purchase. If you have not registered already please do so as soon as possible. Also please spread the news with your friends and local club members. You can register at...

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​DMR over MESH Forum from Cowtown Hamfest, 2018

From the Cowtown Hamfest, KD5RXT shows us how to connect DMR hotspots together over a MESH network, using either AREDN or BBHN.  AREDN is one of my show sponsors, and I am happy to support them.  This is a cool idea on how to setup an inter-op network to use DMR if you have to setup in an emergency situation or somewhere without internet.

See Jason's full video in Episode 126 of HamRadio 2.0


​AREDN at Southern California Linux Expo in March


The 16th annual Southern California Linux Expo – will take place on March. 8-11, 2018, at the Pasadena Convention Center. Sunday, March 11 will be a day to showcase amateur radio. Remember that Daylight Saving Time starts on that day, so make sure your clocks are set correctly.

SCaLE is the largest community-run open-source and free software conference in North America. It is held annually in the greater Los Angeles area.

As reported by the ARRL, The Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) will demonstrate and answer questions about Amateur Radio mesh networking. AREDN writes firmware to move wireless access points into the Amateur Radio portions of the 2.4-, 3.4-, and 5.8-GHZ bands. Images from an AREDN camera recently provided live images from the Thomas Fire in California.

​Orv Beach, KB6I, will present “Linux and the Ham Radio Internet” in Room 212...

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Reminder - AREDN Has Implemented TLS on Website


The AREDN Project has enabled mandatory use of transport layer security (TLS) on the AREDN.org website starting today Saturday, September 23, 2017.  TLS is an encryption technology that obscures the meaning of the website traffic to 3rd parties. We are doing this to better serve our community and to avoid being labeled a potentially harmful website by ever increasingly strict search engines and browsers.

You should know that accessing the AREDN website with TLS over an amateur radio link may be considered a violation of FCC Part 97 regulations. 


​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.

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