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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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New Website Feature - Photo Galleries


We had a lot of fun at Hamvention 2017 and wanted to share some photos of the event with you. As the AREDN project team attends more events and gets to meet you in person, we will add more galleries.
Look for the Photo Galleries on the Main Menu bar under About Us


​K6AH Hamvention Forum Presentation on HamRadio 2.0

Jason KC5HWB just published his video recording of Andre's Hamvention presentation Building a High-Speed AuxComm Data Network. Go to Jason's YouTube channel HamRadio2,0 to view the session. Make sure to give it a "thumbs up" if you like it and subscribe to the channel so you don't miss any of the very informative episodes.
K6AH Hamvention 2017 presentation


​Hamvention 2017 Photos


We have posted a photo album on the AREDN Facebook page.
The only regret is that we could only capture a small fraction of the fun we had and just a few of the great people we met.


Presentations Are Now Available

​A collection of presentations by and about the AREDN™ Project is available on a new sub-menu link to the Presentations Archive Page. 
To get there, select DOCS from the main menu bar, then PRESENTATIONS from the dropdown list.
Please watch for the video of Andre K6AH's Hamvention 2017 presentation to be published soon on Jason KC5HWB's website Ham Radio 2.0 


​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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