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AREDN highly recommends upgrading to AREDN security release v3.16.2.0
For more information: https://www.arednmesh.org/content/aredn-31620-release-notes

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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Release Candidate 3.17.1.0 Is Withdrawn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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Operational Notes for AREDN™ 3.0.2

 

Inter-mesh Tunneling

VTUN can be real useful in connecting mesh islands across non-mesh networks, such as the Internet or other private IP networks.

For instructions on setup and configuration, see the article on AREDNMesh.org

Additional things to remember when using tunnels:

  • The OLSR protocol runs over the tunnel, so mesh networks on the other end of the tunnel appear to be directly connected to your local mesh.
  • Only the Client or Server may be installed on any given node.
  • Nodes still running 3.0.0 which are connected via RF to a tunnel server or client may not be able to access the Internet at their local node unless they update to 3.0.2.
  • Internet gateway traffic across the tunnel is blocked by design.   It is a decision for the local mesh Administrators to coordinate if it is appropriate or not for their local users to have an advertised internet gateway.   A tunnel, if the only path of connection, may be used to divide nodes on a mesh and isolate who has and does not have Internet access.   To avoid routing failures, if a given...
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​AREDN Will Implement TLS on Website


The AREDN Project plans to enable mandatory use of transport layer security (TLS) on the AREDNMesh.org website starting Wednesday, September 13.  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. 


​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 
 



​Hamvention 2018 Mini Classes


Booth # 1001 in Building 1 at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio


This is the tentative schedule of mini classes we will conduct in Booth #1001 at the Dayton (Xenia) Ohio 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 #1001 in Building 1 for schedule updates.

Friday, May 18
10:00 – VoIP – Getting started without a PBX 
11:00 – Streaming video setup and use with Blue Iris
13:00 – AREDN firmware installer 
14:00 - Network Planning 
15:00 - VoIP Tips
16:00 – AREDN Overview 

Saturday, May 19
10:00 - AREDN firmware installer
11:00 - Video Tips
12:00 - VoIP  – Getting started without a PBX 
14:00 - FORUM PRESENTATION - AREDN – Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network –  AT THE CENTER OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
              Forum Room 2
15:30 - AREDN Overview 
16:15 - VoIP Tips
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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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