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Re: AREDN a quick report

 

Hi Bruce,

I recommend you get a Microtik HAP and ask for a tunnel.  That way you can "see" what's on the MESH.  You can also use your phone as a hot spot in case the Internet goes out - you'll still have access to the MESH and all of its resources which may otherwise be unavailable during a wide scale internet and/or power outage.  

I am a firm believer that the big cellular companies will be the first to repair their communication systems and/or roll trucks out to areas to provide coverage.  You won't be able to expect that kind of service from cable internet and DSL companies.  And if you get onto AT&T FirstNet, even if the general cell coverage goes out, you'll still be able to call and get data services.  

Get this device, flash it with the AREDN firmware and then I'll be happy to provide you with an Internet tunnel:
https://www.amazon.com/d/Wireless-Access-Points/MikroTik-Dual-concurrent-Access-Point-RB952Ui-5ac2nD-US/B019PCF3QY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1542424142&sr=8-1&keywords=hap+ac+lite&linkCode=sl1&tag=arednmesh-20&linkId=c63c6837b88b3c518c349dea517aea2a&language=en_US

Or if you can't figure out the flashing part, we can probably make a deal wherein I buy it for you, configure it and ship it to you pre-configured.

---mark, KM6ZPO


Re: AREDN - there is hope

 

Hey Nat,

I appreciate all the work you're doing to self-teach yourself about AREDN's capabilities.  I mentioned a few practical services in previous messages and as you noted, the DOCS on the AREDN site mention quite a few more practical applications.  One thing that isn't mentioned though (not sure why) is Faxing over AREDN.  I'm not a 100% sure it's 100% legal, so I've asked the community for input in that area in this forum post: https://www.arednmesh.org/content/sending-faxes-t38-legal-through-aredn

Nat if you happen to have a Fax machine and an ATA phone adapter, you could try sending me a fax.  Search the mesh status page for "fax" to find my IP.  I got the Grandstream GS-HT801 single line adapter.  In hindsight I wish I had spent a few bucks more and got the GS-HT802 dual port adapter so I could be talking and faxing at the same time.  You'll find either of those devices for about $40 on Amazon.

I will say that while AREDN is a learn it yourself technology, there is a great amount of support and encouragement from the AREDN community.  I started learning AREDN in January.  Now I'm an elmer for many people and pretty soon will be implementing it for my local RACES org as well as supporting the mission for American Red Cross.  I have some great mentors in the AREDN community who have helped me get up to speed very quickly.

---mark, KM6ZPO


Re: AREDN - there is hope

Nat 2733E N6BRV
 

All, Bruce,

    Here are some points and hope:

·         Keith AI6BX manages large AREDN network and will be changing out most AREDN in SD to 5GHz equipment. (Palomar & Otay)

·         Since AREDN is a LIY (Learn It Yourself organization), it is best to join AREDN (if you already have done so for free) à User account | Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (arednmesh.org)  They have tons of information painstakingly well put together.

·         So, where to start? Go to the website and look under Docs > AREDN® Documentation — AREDN Documentation 3.21.4.0 documentation (arednmesh.readthedocs.io)  I have been warned by the AREDN gurus that no one is going to spoon feed me.  Read the documents then ask questions and answer will then be shared.

·         If someone were interested in securing AREDN compatible radios then MikroTik, Ubiquiti and some other brands with 5GHz radios would be the choice.  AREDN SW supports several broad band radios on the market.

·         Broad band Equipment can be found in many Network online stores: (Read AREDN documents then consult with AREDN gurus first before going shopping)

o   Here’s what I have and Amazon also sells them > MikroTik LHG 5GHz

o   Direct buy from MikroTik (costs less but shipping $$) à MikroTik Routers and Wireless - Products

o   If you want to become a relay node, Sector Antenna isn’t cheap à MikroTik MIMO Sector Antenna

 With all that described, here’s the AREDN 5GHz tried and tested result:

ü  The node to node distance is ~ 10 miles in this test.

ü  The Equipment is Integrated Dual Polarization

ü  The AREDN MikroTik broad band equipment I have (see above) was RF Signal abused. Forced to punch through my double Glass window, partially blocked by my Stucco wall, go through trees, obscure by some roof tops.  It still works with 17 dB SNR with a drop of 28Mbps down to 19Mbps

ü  So the fear of having a few trees in the way isn’t applicable at 5GHz at least not a problem with the MikroTik

 

BTW, Had a head start, was Product management with a Broad Band company in my past existence before retiring.

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bruce
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2021 4:10 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] AREDN a quick report

 

Hi Mark

I am slowly coming to realize that AREDN will never be available on my roof in Mira Mesa, unless there is a node installed on "Black Mt" just NE of me (which currently prevents a path to Palomar). So to learn about this AREDN mode, I will have to go mobile in my Tacoma truck, and drive to some high elevation to get the 5.8 GC signal. Just what would I need to purchase in equipment, to run high speed AREDN mobile and what would I need to set up as an AREDN mobile relay point?? I am sure it would take two very  high gain dish antennas, to bridge the long distances as a relay point in San Diego, and also  relatively high power 5.8 GC transmitters. So what and how do I order as to manufacture model numbers for AREDN equipment and antennas for long distance point to point communications? I currently know very little about 5.8 GC equipment and antennas as well as the computer side of things.  Also how would I "AIM" these dish antennas from a mobile platform, to establish long distance relay communications?? From Cuyamaca Peak these path's out to the desert and back to San Diego would be at least 50 -90 miles.   (from my experience with 2.7 GC ITV signal from Mt. Soledad to Mira Mesa - all it takes is a small tree branch to block the 10 mile signal path)

73 Bruce   WA6DNT@...   WA6DNT@...   Red Cross DST  SHARES   NNC9RC  . 

 

 

On 9/13/2021 2:45 PM, Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO) wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Excellent, Nat, you're on the AREDN MESH.  I agree that if you find a better mount point for that dish, you'll get better results.  But 7 Mbps is not too shabby.  That's plenty enough for voice and video calls.

http://n6brv-qth.local.mesh:8080/cgi-bin/mesh

Now that you're here, drop by my home node (KM6ZPO-HAP-LITE) to see some services that are common on the MESH:

http://km6zpo-hap-lite.local.mesh:8080/cgi-bin/mesh

You will find:

  1. A voice over IP PBX (you can't login - but you'll see the admin screen)
  2. An email server (useful for hams to communicate with non-hams) - Non hams can login from the non-ham (Internet) side: http://mail.km6zpo.com/Mondo/lang/sys/login.aspx
  3. MeshChat (simple, common "chat" service) http://km6zpo-pi.local.mesh/meshchat/ 
  4. A MeshMap http://km6zpo-pi.local.mesh//meshmap/webpage/map_display.php 
  5. A TeamTalk Server (voice, chat, file sharing, etc.)   http://km6zpo-pi.local.mesh:10333/   u:guest p:guest
  6. A Mumble Server (voice and text chat) http://km6zpo-mumble-server.local.mesh:64738/  u:guest p:password
  7. An IP phone (direct IP dial 10.95.79.46 - or dial via the PBX - Xtn. 5000 or dial via an outside POTS line (ask me for the number) or Ham Shack Hotline 50160
  8. A simple website: http://km6zpo-website.local.mesh/wordpress/
  9. And finally, you'll see a Winlink Relay there.

Got Winlink? Try a telnet post office connection to simulate the ability to send messages even with an Internet outage.  My Winlink Relay Server: km6zpo-winlink.local.mesh standard port 8772

---mark
KM6ZPO
Santa Ana


Re: AREDN a quick report

Bruce
 

Hi Mark
I am slowly coming to realize that AREDN will never be available on my roof in Mira Mesa, unless there is a node installed on "Black Mt" just NE of me (which currently prevents a path to Palomar). So to learn about this AREDN mode, I will have to go mobile in my Tacoma truck, and drive to some high elevation to get the 5.8 GC signal. Just what would I need to purchase in equipment, to run high speed AREDN mobile and what would I need to set up as an AREDN mobile relay point?? I am sure it would take two very  high gain dish antennas, to bridge the long distances as a relay point in San Diego, and also  relatively high power 5.8 GC transmitters. So what and how do I order as to manufacture model numbers for AREDN equipment and antennas for long distance point to point communications? I currently know very little about 5.8 GC equipment and antennas as well as the computer side of things.  Also how would I "AIM" these dish antennas from a mobile platform, to establish long distance relay communications?? From Cuyamaca Peak these path's out to the desert and back to San Diego would be at least 50 -90 miles.   (from my experience with 2.7 GC ITV signal from Mt. Soledad to Mira Mesa - all it takes is a small tree branch to block the 10 mile signal path)
73 Bruce   WA6DNT@...   WA6DNT@...   Red Cross DST  SHARES   NNC9RC  . 


On 9/13/2021 2:45 PM, Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO) wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Excellent, Nat, you're on the AREDN MESH.  I agree that if you find a better mount point for that dish, you'll get better results.  But 7 Mbps is not too shabby.  That's plenty enough for voice and video calls.

http://n6brv-qth.local.mesh:8080/cgi-bin/mesh

Now that you're here, drop by my home node (KM6ZPO-HAP-LITE) to see some services that are common on the MESH:

http://km6zpo-hap-lite.local.mesh:8080/cgi-bin/mesh

You will find:
  1. A voice over IP PBX (you can't login - but you'll see the admin screen)
  2. An email server (useful for hams to communicate with non-hams) - Non hams can login from the non-ham (Internet) side: http://mail.km6zpo.com/Mondo/lang/sys/login.aspx
  3. MeshChat (simple, common "chat" service) http://km6zpo-pi.local.mesh/meshchat/ 
  4. A MeshMap http://km6zpo-pi.local.mesh//meshmap/webpage/map_display.php 
  5. A TeamTalk Server (voice, chat, file sharing, etc.)   http://km6zpo-pi.local.mesh:10333/   u:guest p:guest
  6. A Mumble Server (voice and text chat) http://km6zpo-mumble-server.local.mesh:64738/  u:guest p:password
  7. An IP phone (direct IP dial 10.95.79.46 - or dial via the PBX - Xtn. 5000 or dial via an outside POTS line (ask me for the number) or Ham Shack Hotline 50160
  8. A simple website: http://km6zpo-website.local.mesh/wordpress/
  9. And finally, you'll see a Winlink Relay there.
Got Winlink? Try a telnet post office connection to simulate the ability to send messages even with an Internet outage.  My Winlink Relay Server: km6zpo-winlink.local.mesh standard port 8772

---mark
KM6ZPO
Santa Ana


AREDN Update 9/16/21

Nat 2733E N6BRV
 

Thank you Keith for the AI6BX-10-RMS-XW-WEST node installation on San Marcos Peak.

 

Update:

·         Placed the dish on 2” PVC pipe for stability, still on the window sill.  

·         SNR improved from ~ 16 dB (?) to ~20 dB and Data Rate from 14-19 Mbps to 25-29 Mbps. Will continue to optimize Azimuth and X-Y axis.

·         Test send from WinLink bounced back because WinLink email Address is not listed in main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io (might be beneficial to add callsign@... to Groups.io account in case we need to send email from WinLink back out.

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 

From: Nat Suwarnasarn [mailto:njsarn9@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:35 PM
To: 'main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io'
Cc: 'N6BRV@...'
Subject: AREDN Update

 

Update 9/14/21: AREDN N6BRV-QTH node

·         Updated the Firmware today 9/13/21 to v 3.21.4.0

·         Moving the AREDN dish around (still on the window sill) improved the data Rate from 7.5Mbps to ~14.0 to 19.6Mbps (doubled from 9/13/21)

·         Using my computer to access the internet via the RF 5GHz link to AI6BX-10-RM5-XW-WEST     (Sending this Email from Outlook)

·         Testing WinLink connectivity.

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.


Re: Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

Bob Birch
 

I've reached out to Cecil to see if he has any insight to our problem. I checked the PAPA System Slack channel they gave us access to, this is where all their network controllers communicate issues, there are a few repeaters off the network but none the we use were affected.

With all the changes Brandmister has been making I'm wondering if its affecting our talkgroup. May try a different talkgroups next week to see if it makes a difference.

Bob



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Nat 2733E N6BRV <njsarn9@...>
Date: 9/14/21 9:50 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

This is very strange, as if someone program to disrupt a talk group.

·         Tonight: Had good communication on SMP ARC SoCal, then the DMR repeater it didn’t respond anymore (No Repeater found),

·         Tried PAL ARC SoCal it worked for a few times and quit. 

·         Tried SDL ARC SoCal and that worked for a few QSO with Bill K6HMS and that quit after a few transmission. 

So I got on to ZumSpot and that continues to work and had QSO with KM6ZPO he was using BlueDV.

 

Interesting points:

·         At 9:37 pm a few minutes ago I tried SDL ARC SoCal and it works again.

·         Tried SMP RC-SDG PRI at 9:41 pm and it works.

·         Tried PAL ARC SoCal and it now works after 5 consecutive key ups.

 

Had a really strange situation about some time ago (and a few FW revisions back), on the AT 578 where I got on the DMR through a repeater and the Radio just turned off by itself.  I believe there maybe a remote control function via RF (similar to a repeater) that can manipulate the radio from remote… Will have to investigate.  But the problem went away with the following newer FW installed.

 

 

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Birch
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 9:01 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

 

Once again had DMR issues.

 

I didn't use my hotspot as I need to know when there are issues.

 

Bob

 

 

 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

 

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Nat 2733E N6BRV <njsarn9@...>

Date: 9/14/21 8:54 PM (GMT-08:00)

To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io

Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

 

Is the Net still on?  Only Mark KM6zpo  and N7BRV on the air

 

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 

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Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:30 PM
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Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

 

Reminder: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net

When:
09/14/2021
8:30pm to 9:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
So. Cal Region DMR Talkgroup 311057

Organizer: Bob Birch Bob.Birch3@...

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Description:
Net Control:   Bob KG6RGI


Re: Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

Nat 2733E N6BRV
 

This is very strange, as if someone program to disrupt a talk group.

·         Tonight: Had good communication on SMP ARC SoCal, then the DMR repeater it didn’t respond anymore (No Repeater found),

·         Tried PAL ARC SoCal it worked for a few times and quit. 

·         Tried SDL ARC SoCal and that worked for a few QSO with Bill K6HMS and that quit after a few transmission. 

So I got on to ZumSpot and that continues to work and had QSO with KM6ZPO he was using BlueDV.

 

Interesting points:

·         At 9:37 pm a few minutes ago I tried SDL ARC SoCal and it works again.

·         Tried SMP RC-SDG PRI at 9:41 pm and it works.

·         Tried PAL ARC SoCal and it now works after 5 consecutive key ups.

 

Had a really strange situation about some time ago (and a few FW revisions back), on the AT 578 where I got on the DMR through a repeater and the Radio just turned off by itself.  I believe there maybe a remote control function via RF (similar to a repeater) that can manipulate the radio from remote… Will have to investigate.  But the problem went away with the following newer FW installed.

 

 

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Birch
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 9:01 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

 

Once again had DMR issues.

 

I didn't use my hotspot as I need to know when there are issues.

 

Bob

 

 

 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

 

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Nat 2733E N6BRV <njsarn9@...>

Date: 9/14/21 8:54 PM (GMT-08:00)

To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io

Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

 

Is the Net still on?  Only Mark KM6zpo  and N7BRV on the air

 

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 

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Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:30 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

 

Reminder: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net

When:
09/14/2021
8:30pm to 9:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
So. Cal Region DMR Talkgroup 311057

Organizer: Bob Birch Bob.Birch3@...

View Event

Description:
Net Control:   Bob KG6RGI


Re: Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

Bob Birch
 

Once again had DMR issues.

I didn't use my hotspot as I need to know when there are issues.

Bob



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Nat 2733E N6BRV <njsarn9@...>
Date: 9/14/21 8:54 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

Is the Net still on?  Only Mark KM6zpo  and N7BRV on the air

 

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 

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Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

 

Reminder: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net

When:
09/14/2021
8:30pm to 9:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
So. Cal Region DMR Talkgroup 311057

Organizer: Bob Birch Bob.Birch3@...

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Net Control:   Bob KG6RGI


Re: Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

Nat 2733E N6BRV
 

Is the Net still on?  Only Mark KM6zpo  and N7BRV on the air

 

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io] On Behalf Of main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:30 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

 

Reminder: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net

When:
09/14/2021
8:30pm to 9:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
So. Cal Region DMR Talkgroup 311057

Organizer: Bob Birch Bob.Birch3@...

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Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Reminder: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net

When:
09/14/2021
8:30pm to 9:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
So. Cal Region DMR Talkgroup 311057

Organizer: Bob Birch Bob.Birch3@...

View Event

Description:
Net Control:   Bob KG6RGI


Re: Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

Joe Seraki. AI6ZE
 

Can I get an email check in tonight.


From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> on behalf of Rosalinda via groups.io <rsteve9904@...>
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Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder
 
Please grant me an email check in
KI6WVA
 Rosalinda


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Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net
When:
09/14/2021
8:00pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles
Where:
PAPA System Analog Repeaters #7, 9, 10, 11, 15 & 18
Description:
Net Control - KD9LF
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - KJ6HOV
Sysop - W6SJK

If the PAPA System is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: AREDN Update

 

Next you should get an IP phone or ATA device to hook up to an analog phone.

The Grandstream phones are pretty nice.  I have this one:

I just ordered one of these:
Grandstream HT801 Single-Port Analog Telephone Adapter 
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XW1BQHC/

To work with this:
AT&T 210 Basic Trimline Corded Phone, No AC Power Required, Wall-Mountable, Black

---mark

Mark Warrick
(949) 870-9493


On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 1:34 PM Nat 2733E N6BRV <njsarn9@...> wrote:

Update 9/14/21: AREDN N6BRV-QTH node (View Activity) à N6BRV-QTH mesh status (local.mesh)

·         Updated the Firmware today 9/13/21 to v 3.21.4.0

·         Moving the AREDN dish around (still on the window sill) improved the data Rate from 7.5Mbps to ~14.0 to 19.6Mbps (doubled from 9/13/21)

·         Using my computer to access the internet via the RF 5GHz link to AI6BX-10-RM5-XW-WEST     (Sending this Email from Outlook)

·         Testing WinLink connectivity.

 

I’ve been told that FCC is taking away some 2.4 and 3.4 GHz and that San Diego county AREDN mesh is undergoing transition to 5.8 GHz

There are some  AREDN mesh nodes that seem to be active in Southern District.  Not sure if they are useful:

·         N0MIS (RF path through Clairmont Mesa Blvd) à N0MIS-FDCCU150 mesh status (local.mesh)  Location: 32.785328 -117.029503

·         K6IRF à K6IRF-HARPUSA-HAP-AC mesh status (local.mesh)  Location: 34.081260 -117.713862

 

I believe ARC head quarters has an AREDN on the roof probably talking to Palomar 3.4 GHz node (not sure).

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bruce
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 5:33 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] AREDN a quick report

 

Thanks Nat

For the update on AREDN!

 This makes me wish I lived on the coast! I am waiting for a usable AREDN signal to my roof in Mira Mesa!!

Why can't there be an AREDN node be installed on "Black Mountain" ??

Until then all I have is VARA HF & VHF.

 

73 Bruce  WA6DNT@...   WA6DNT@ winlink.org Cell:619-890-0789    Red Cross DST NNC9RC

 

 

On 9/13/2021 12:35 PM, Nat 2733E N6BRV wrote:

Quick summary:

 

Yesterday, I visited Andre K6AH QTH and exchanged my Homemade gourmet bread with his AREDN Antenna & Hardware.

I dully placed the Mikrotik 5GHz Antenna on my diminutive window and WOW, AREDN is running.

The 3 high Res (4Mb) pictures in the attachment were sent by RF AREDN through 5 GHz MikroTik. Looks like the original. Handshake – flawless.

 

In summary,

1.      The one hop to AI6BX node worked well with 7.5Mbps (7,500Kbps) rate.  Actual speed test (tunnel through Los Angeles server, I’m in Carlsbad now) yielded ~ 0.4Mbps (400Kbps). Without optimized antenna direction.  Will retest when the antenna direction is optimized with San Diego server.

2.      Everything is done by the AREDN software, just have to configure the setup appropriately.

3.      Sending and receiving eMails, Browsing the Internet were as transparent as if I was using commercial WAN attached to my LAN.

 

Overall, I’m excited to learning more and grow with AREDN.

And many thanks again to Andre K6AH and the AREDN team. They’ve done an excellent job so far to say the least.

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 


Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When:
09/14/2021
8:00pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
PAPA System Analog Repeaters #7, 9, 10, 11, 15 & 18

View Event

Description:
Net Control - KD9LF
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - KJ6HOV
Sysop - W6SJK

If the PAPA System is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


AREDN Update

Nat 2733E N6BRV
 

Update 9/14/21: AREDN N6BRV-QTH node (View Activity) à N6BRV-QTH mesh status (local.mesh)

·         Updated the Firmware today 9/13/21 to v 3.21.4.0

·         Moving the AREDN dish around (still on the window sill) improved the data Rate from 7.5Mbps to ~14.0 to 19.6Mbps (doubled from 9/13/21)

·         Using my computer to access the internet via the RF 5GHz link to AI6BX-10-RM5-XW-WEST     (Sending this Email from Outlook)

·         Testing WinLink connectivity.

 

I’ve been told that FCC is taking away some 2.4 and 3.4 GHz and that San Diego county AREDN mesh is undergoing transition to 5.8 GHz

There are some  AREDN mesh nodes that seem to be active in Southern District.  Not sure if they are useful:

·         N0MIS (RF path through Clairmont Mesa Blvd) à N0MIS-FDCCU150 mesh status (local.mesh)  Location: 32.785328 -117.029503

·         K6IRF à K6IRF-HARPUSA-HAP-AC mesh status (local.mesh)  Location: 34.081260 -117.713862

 

I believe ARC head quarters has an AREDN on the roof probably talking to Palomar 3.4 GHz node (not sure).

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bruce
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 5:33 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] AREDN a quick report

 

Thanks Nat

For the update on AREDN!

 This makes me wish I lived on the coast! I am waiting for a usable AREDN signal to my roof in Mira Mesa!!

Why can't there be an AREDN node be installed on "Black Mountain" ??

Until then all I have is VARA HF & VHF.

 

73 Bruce  WA6DNT@...   WA6DNT@ winlink.org Cell:619-890-0789    Red Cross DST NNC9RC

 

 

On 9/13/2021 12:35 PM, Nat 2733E N6BRV wrote:

Quick summary:

 

Yesterday, I visited Andre K6AH QTH and exchanged my Homemade gourmet bread with his AREDN Antenna & Hardware.

I dully placed the Mikrotik 5GHz Antenna on my diminutive window and WOW, AREDN is running.

The 3 high Res (4Mb) pictures in the attachment were sent by RF AREDN through 5 GHz MikroTik. Looks like the original. Handshake – flawless.

 

In summary,

1.      The one hop to AI6BX node worked well with 7.5Mbps (7,500Kbps) rate.  Actual speed test (tunnel through Los Angeles server, I’m in Carlsbad now) yielded ~ 0.4Mbps (400Kbps). Without optimized antenna direction.  Will retest when the antenna direction is optimized with San Diego server.

2.      Everything is done by the AREDN software, just have to configure the setup appropriately.

3.      Sending and receiving eMails, Browsing the Internet were as transparent as if I was using commercial WAN attached to my LAN.

 

Overall, I’m excited to learning more and grow with AREDN.

And many thanks again to Andre K6AH and the AREDN team. They’ve done an excellent job so far to say the least.

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 


Re: Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

Rosalinda
 

Please grant me an email check in
KI6WVA
 Rosalinda


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Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net
When:
09/14/2021
8:00pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles
Where:
PAPA System Analog Repeaters #7, 9, 10, 11, 15 & 18
Description:
Net Control - KD9LF
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - KJ6HOV
Sysop - W6SJK

If the PAPA System is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net

When:
09/14/2021
8:30pm to 9:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
So. Cal Region DMR Talkgroup 311057

Organizer: Bob Birch Bob.Birch3@...

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Description:
Net Control:   Bob KG6RGI


Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When:
09/14/2021
8:00pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
PAPA System Analog Repeaters #7, 9, 10, 11, 15 & 18

View Event

Description:
Net Control - KD9LF
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - KJ6HOV
Sysop - W6SJK

If the PAPA System is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: AREDN a quick report

Bruce
 

Thanks Nat
For the update on AREDN!
 This makes me wish I lived on the coast! I am waiting for a usable AREDN signal to my roof in Mira Mesa!!
Why can't there be an AREDN node be installed on "Black Mountain" ??
Until then all I have is VARA HF & VHF.

73 Bruce  WA6DNT@...   WA6DNT@ winlink.org Cell:619-890-0789    Red Cross DST NNC9RC


On 9/13/2021 12:35 PM, Nat 2733E N6BRV wrote:

Quick summary:

 

Yesterday, I visited Andre K6AH QTH and exchanged my Homemade gourmet bread with his AREDN Antenna & Hardware.

I dully placed the Mikrotik 5GHz Antenna on my diminutive window and WOW, AREDN is running.

The 3 high Res (4Mb) pictures in the attachment were sent by RF AREDN through 5 GHz MikroTik. Looks like the original. Handshake – flawless.

 

In summary,

·         The one hop to AI6BX node worked well with 7.5Mbps (7,500Kbps) rate.  Actual speed test (tunnel through Los Angeles server, I’m in Carlsbad now) yielded ~ 0.4Mbps (400Kbps). Without optimized antenna direction.  Will retest when the antenna direction is optimized with San Diego server.

·         Everything is done by the AREDN software, just have to configure the setup appropriately.

·         Sending and receiving eMails, Browsing the Internet were as transparent as if I was using commercial WAN attached to my LAN.

 

Overall, I’m excited to learning more and grow with AREDN.

And many thanks again to Andre K6AH and the AREDN team. They’ve done an excellent job so far to say the least.

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Andre Hansen
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 1:14 PM
To: main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] Great use case of AREDN supporting cloud based computing

 

The theoretical limit on an AREDN link is 144 Mbps based on the 802.11n RF encoding scheme.  The 400 Mbps they describe in the article refers to the user WIFI connection.

 

Note that the San Diego AREDN backbone network is in the process of being redesigned to be in compliance with recent FCC spectrum changes.  Also note that ownership of the backbone has been transferred to Keith, AI6BX, because I am no longer able to service these nodes.

 

73,

 

Andre, K6AH

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO)
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 7:28 AM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Great use case of AREDN supporting cloud based computing

 

It is my understanding that the American Red Cross relies entirely upon their computing systems, all of which are cloud based. Therefore, I will focus my attention upon solutions that meet that basic operating need of every part of this organization.  

I am a ham radio operator, but I also have 40 years of computing experience. I recognize that no form of radio communications can support the data needs of the organization. AREDN CAN fill the gaps of necessary data links when they are down.  We only need to put effort into figuring out how. 

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/publicsector/amateur-radio-meets-edge-computing-keep-disaster-response-teams-connected/?fbclid=IwAR2rnqiuG4vKnKjIpgnwB8bAfVUHjvCAtebLt8Uf83Y0jyMVAKyH32Nz3d4

—-mark

 


Re: AREDN a quick report

Fred Curtis, KI6GRO
 

On Monday, September 13, 2021, 14:47, Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO) <mark@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Excellent, Nat, you're on the AREDN MESH.  I agree that if you find a better mount point for that dish, you'll get better results.  But 7 Mbps is not too shabby.  That's plenty enough for voice and video calls.

http://n6brv-qth.local.mesh:8080/cgi-bin/mesh

Now that you're here, drop by my home node (KM6ZPO-HAP-LITE) to see some services that are common on the MESH:

http://km6zpo-hap-lite.local.mesh:8080/cgi-bin/mesh

You will find:
  1. A voice over IP PBX (you can't login - but you'll see the admin screen)
  2. An email server (useful for hams to communicate with non-hams) - Non hams can login from the non-ham (Internet) side: http://mail.km6zpo.com/Mondo/lang/sys/login.aspx
  3. MeshChat (simple, common "chat" service) http://km6zpo-pi.local.mesh/meshchat/ 
  4. A MeshMap http://km6zpo-pi.local.mesh//meshmap/webpage/map_display.php 
  5. A TeamTalk Server (voice, chat, file sharing, etc.)   http://km6zpo-pi.local.mesh:10333/   u:guest p:guest
  6. A Mumble Server (voice and text chat) http://km6zpo-mumble-server.local.mesh:64738/  u:guest p:password
  7. An IP phone (direct IP dial 10.95.79.46 - or dial via the PBX - Xtn. 5000 or dial via an outside POTS line (ask me for the number) or Ham Shack Hotline 50160
  8. A simple website: http://km6zpo-website.local.mesh/wordpress/
  9. And finally, you'll see a Winlink Relay there.
Got Winlink? Try a telnet post office connection to simulate the ability to send messages even with an Internet outage.  My Winlink Relay Server: km6zpo-winlink.local.mesh standard port 8772


---mark
KM6ZPO
Santa Ana


Re: AREDN a quick report

 
Edited

Excellent, Nat, you're on the AREDN MESH.  I agree that if you find a better mount point for that dish, you'll get better results.  But 7 Mbps is not too shabby.  That's plenty enough for voice and video calls.

http://n6brv-qth.local.mesh:8080/cgi-bin/mesh

Now that you're here, drop by my home node (KM6ZPO-HAP-LITE) to see some services that are common on the MESH:

http://km6zpo-hap-lite.local.mesh:8080/cgi-bin/mesh

You will find:
  1. A voice over IP PBX (you can't login - but you'll see the admin screen)
  2. An email server (useful for hams to communicate with non-hams) - Non hams can login from the non-ham (Internet) side: http://mail.km6zpo.com/Mondo/lang/sys/login.aspx
  3. MeshChat (simple, common "chat" service) http://km6zpo-pi.local.mesh/meshchat/ 
  4. A MeshMap http://km6zpo-pi.local.mesh//meshmap/webpage/map_display.php 
  5. A TeamTalk Server (voice, chat, file sharing, etc.)   http://km6zpo-pi.local.mesh:10333/   u:guest p:guest
  6. A Mumble Server (voice and text chat) http://km6zpo-mumble-server.local.mesh:64738/  u:guest p:password
  7. An IP phone (direct IP dial 10.95.79.46 - or dial via the PBX - Xtn. 5000 or dial via an outside POTS line (ask me for the number) or Ham Shack Hotline 50160
  8. A simple website: http://km6zpo-website.local.mesh/wordpress/
  9. And finally, you'll see a Winlink Relay there.
Got Winlink? Try a telnet post office connection to simulate the ability to send messages even with an Internet outage.  My Winlink Relay Server: km6zpo-winlink.local.mesh standard port 8772

---mark
KM6ZPO
Santa Ana

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