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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


​AREDN Group in South Africa Responds to Fire Disaster

A group of amateur radio operators in South Africa known as the the Mossel Bay Mesh Network responded to a call for emergency communications assistance in the recent fire disaster in the Western Cape area. 

After the fires began on 7 June, a call went out for amateur radio assistance on 8 June when cell phone, landline and Internet services were lost.Hams responding to the call include: ZS2I, ZS1Q, ZS1ZS, ZS1HB, ZR1AOC and ZS1I. These radio amateurs worked around the clock to assist their local communities. Johan Terblanche, ZS1I, an administrator of the AREDN Mossel Bay Mesh Network reports that disaster communication links remained active until normal telecommunication service was restored on June 11, while the local hams remain on high alert.

It has been reported that the widespread fire caused a number of fatalities, destroyed over 430 structures and displaced thousands of people. The disaster relief efforts are continuing.

The Mossel Bay Mesh Network has posted videos and still photographs of the fire on their web site.
Reported by Southgate Amateur Radio News and the...

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Updated date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 17:19

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​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 
 



​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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​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

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