Episode 238 - Andre Hansen - K6AH
Andre Hansen, K6AH, and his team of open source developers have taken amateur radio mesh networking to a new level with AREDN, that allows commercial low cost WIFI routers and access points to be used to build out local and regional broadband networks in the amateur bands above 2 GHz. Andre and I discuss this technology and its possibilities for the amateur radio community in this QSO Today.
Mesh Island - a cluster of AREDN nodes in a local community
Backbone Network - the network the interconnects AREDN mesh islands
Tunneling - connect mesh island to encrypted pipe though the internet
Little LDF5 Mikrotik 8db gain antenna
Mikrotik base box 5
Mt. Soledad, San Diego County
First License: 9th Grade, Novice 1969 WN6AQZ WA6AQZ
Mentors or Elmers:
David Corsiglia, WA6TWF
Don W6LRU, N6RU
Southern California Super System WA6TWF
Multi-Elmac AF67 Transmitter
Hallicrafters S-120 Receiver
Heathkit SB-102 Transceiver
Hy-Gain 18AVT Antenna
Icom IC-7000 Transceiver
Kenwood TMD700 Transceiver
HiQ 5/80 Antenna
Education: San Diego State, BSEE
Navel Electronics Lab, Point Loma
Episode 18 QSO Today Podcast, Jim Kinter, K5KTF
HSMM-Mesh networking, Broadband Hamnet
OpenWRT - open source wireless router software
FCC Part 97 rule on encrypted traffic
Disaster resource management systems:
Asterisk Telephone System
Allstar Link - ham radio linking of repeaters and base stations using the Asterisk phone system technology.
Excited by: Proliferation of digital modes, AREDN being one of those.
Advice to new or returning hams: If you are someone who wants to learn something new, then boy does ham radio have a lot to offer today.
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Multi-Elmac AF-67 Transmitter
Hallicrafters S-120 GC Receiver
Kenwood TMD-700 VHF/UHF Transceiver
AREDN Network Topology