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AREDN highly recommends upgrading to AREDN security release v3.20.3.0
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AREDN Release Notes v3.18.9.0 – 26 September 2018


The AREDN team is pleased to announce the general availability of the latest stable release of AREDN firmware.

This release includes many significant improvements in the underlying OpenWRT code during the last 4 years, from July 2014 to August 2018. It also introduces a major upgrade in OLSR from version 0.6.7 to version 0.9.6.2.

Details of the OpenWRT changes are found at the following links:
OpenWRT 18.6.0 – First Stable Release – July 2018
OpenWRT 18.06.1 Service Release
OpenWRT Version History
 

List of Changes

  1. AREDN firmware is now based on the most recent stable version of OpenWRT 18.06.1 released in August 2018. This includes a current version of the Linux kernel. This improvement is significant in that it enables AREDN firmware to benefit from the many bug fixes, security improvements and feature enhancements provided by developers around the world.

  2. Current AREDN software can be loaded onto any supported (or ‘in testing’) Ubiquiti device by using the TFTP method.   If the version of AirOS is v5.5 or lower, then the AirOS Web Interface may be used to load AREDN.   The...

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Updated date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:10


​ARRL Awards 2018 Microwave Development Award to AREDN Team


​The ARRL announced that The Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) project team was named as recipient of the 2018 ARRL Microwave Development Award for its initiatives to utilize Amateur Radio’s microwave bands. These included extending the network’s high-speed multimedia capabilities from solely 2.4 GHz to 900 MHz, 3 GHz, and 5.8 GHz, and adding 802.11n protocol to improve data throughput. The Board also acknowledged the efforts of the many AREDN implementation groups around the country who are building networks based on this technology and who stand ready to utilize them to serve the needs of their communities in times of disaster. 

Updated date: Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 20:16

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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


​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...

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