Re: Dayton 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, how you can get connected, and how to assemble your go kit.

Finally, Andre will discuss the amazing tools you will be providing first responders and disaster service agencies such as the ARES/RACES (AUXCOM), EOCs, CERT, and the Red Cross.

An active AREDN network will be in operation during Hamvention. It will operate on channel -2 with 10MHz bandwidth. You may connect to it with your portable equipment. Other bands may also be used – please check with us at our booth.

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

MVMA Meeting

Our next MVMA meeting  is this Saturday, April 14th  , from 9:30 am to Noon.  We plan to meet at  the DARA Clubhouse, 6619 Bellefontaine Road, Huber Heights, OH 45424.
 
NOTE:  I have not yet received confirmation that the DARA Clubhouse is available; the Clubhouse calendar is clear, but there is a possibility that we may have to move the meeting to the BARC Clubhouse.  Please check  your email on Saturday morning;  I will forward email Friday evening if there is a venue change.    
 
Agenda:
·        Show and Tell
·        Introductions
·        Recent Successes and Learning Experiences
·        Status of existing Mesh Networks and Installs
·        Network Operations….. 
·        Needed tests
·        Web site upgrade
·        Status of WinLink
·        Hands-On Workshops (flash nodes, etc.)
 
Please contact me if you have additional agenda items.
 
Photo Request:  
·        Our Web Master, Stan Leeds, KC7EHJ requests you forward any available photos that can be posted on the MVMA Web Site:
o   Showing MESH being used
o   Showing mesh at Hamvention 2017… of the booth or the AREDN forum.
·        Please forward photos to Stan at srkleeds@sbcglobal.net 
 
 
Bill

Dayton 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, how you can get connected, and how to assemble your go kit.

Finally, Andre will discuss the amazing tools you will be providing first responders and disaster service agencies such as the ARES/RACES (AUXCOM), EOCs, CERT, and the Red Cross.

An active AREDN network will be in operation during Hamvention. It will operate on channel -2 with 10MHz bandwidth. You may connect to it with your portable equipment. Other bands may also be used – please check with us at our booth.

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

To: The Miami Valley Mesh Alliance

The next MVMA meeting is this Saturday, March 10th, from 9:30 am to Noon at the Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club (BARC) Clubhouse, located at  Sugarcreek Elementary School, 51 South East Street, Bellbrook, OH 45305, Room 1, Lower Level.

Agenda:

  • Show and Tell
  • Introductions
  • Recent Successes and Learning Experiences
  • Status of existing Mesh Networks and Installs
  • Continuing Saga of Water on the Node
  • Hamvention
  • Needed tests
  • Web site upgrades
  • Status of WinLink
  • Hands-On Workshops (flash nodes, etc.)

Voice Streaming over Mesh: by N8NQH

I have been experimenting with streaming live audio over mesh, and currently have two setups running.

They both are being fed analog audio from a weather radio, but it could be any source of analog audio.

Method 1 of 2; over VoIP

If you want to hear live streaming of the NWS broadcast (162.475),  just dial 10.197.239.237 from your VoIP mesh phone.

VoIP manual dialing instructions:

Quick Talk: punch in    *4710*197*239*237

Gransdtream 1600 series: press center button of navigational arrow array. Arrow down until you see “Direct IP Call”; press center button to select. Type in IP address 10.197.239.237 using the star key for the decimal.

Grandstream GXV3240 series: From main screen press the telephone handset icon on lower left of screen (this is the icon without the arrows). In the center of this next screen, press the MODE button until “IP CALL” shows. using the phones hard keypad, enter in the IP address 10.197.239.237 , using the * star key as the decimal. Lastly, press the green audio call button.

ref: http://tim-yvonne.com/ham/mesh/3240/ipcall.gif

I will leave this operational. you can setup a speed-dial (MPK) button if you wish.

Method 2 of 2; using your browser (no VoIP phone)

From your mesh connected computer, type in this URL (IP address): http://10.197.239.235:8080 into your browser.

 Within a few seconds your computer should be sounding the NWS broadcast over your computers own speakers.

Tested browsers are Firefox, Chrome, and some Internet Explorer browsers are working.

This stream is created by a stand-alone MP3 streaming device. Has analog audio input jack on one side, and an Ethernet port on the other…. pretty much worked right out of the box. Standalone; no computer or server needed… plugged Ethernet port directly into my mesh node. I don’t have an info page on this one yet, email me if you’re interested… I can get you the details.

Tim

Please contact me if you have questions, comments, or new agenda items.

Bill

To: The Miami Valley Mesh Alliance

Our next MVMA meeting  is this Saturday, February 10th , from 9:30 am to Noon at DARA Clubhouse, 6619 Bellefontaine Road, Huber Heights, OH 45424.

 Agenda:

  • Show and Tell
  • Introductions
  • Recent Successes and Learning Experiences
  • Status of existing Mesh Networks and Installs
  • Radomes for Omni/Bullet Nodes
  • Needed tests
  • Web site upgrade
  • Status of WinLink
  • Maker Faire this year?? If so, Who? (August 4th & 5th)
  • Hands-On Workshops (flash nodes, etc.)

Please contact me if you have additional agenda items.

To: The Miami Valley Mesh Alliance

The next MVMA Meeting will be this Saturday, 13 January, at 11:00 am at the Marion’s Pizza, in Beavercreek, at the intersection of Fairfield Road and Dayton-Xenia Road. The meeting will be informal.  1320 N. Fairfield Rd. Dayton, OH 45432

 

To: The Miami Valley Mesh Alliance

The Saturday, December 9th meeting of the MVMA meeting is cancelled due to conflicts with holiday activities, and with the DX Engineering presentation at the DARA Clubhouse, at the same time.

The next meeting of the Miami Valley Mesh Alliance will be Saturday, January 13th, from 9:30 am to Noon at the Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club (BARC) Clubhouse, located at  Sugarcreek Elementary School, 51 South East Street, Bellbrook, OH 45305, Room 1, Lower Level.

The Miami Valley Mesh Alliance Meeting

The next MVMA meeting is this Saturday, November 11th, from 9:30 am to Noon at the Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club (BARC) Clubhouse, located at  Sugarcreek Elementary School, 51 South East Street, Bellbrook, OH 45305, Room 1, Lower Level.

Bill

MVMA Meeting — Oct 14th – BARC Clubhouse – 9:30am

The next MVMA meeting  is tomorrow, October 14th, from 9:30 am to Noon at the Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club (BARC) Clubhouse, located at  Sugarcreek Elementary School, 51 South East Street, Bellbrook, OH 45305, Room 1, Lower Level.

Tentative Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Recent Successes and Learning Experiences
  • Status of Mesh Networks and Installs
    • KAS
    • Vandalia
    • 2nd Street Issues with KAS
    • Backup Power for KAS and 2nd St
  • Status of WinLink
  • Progress (or lack of) on “Summer Tasks” prioritized at our July meeting.

MVMA Meeting Tomorrow — Sept 9th

The next MVMA meeting  is tomorrow, September 9th, from 9:30 am to Noon at the Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club (BARC) Clubhouse, located at  Sugarcreek Elementary School, 51 South East Street, Bellbrook, OH 45305, Room 1, Lower Level.

Tentative Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Recent Successes and Learning Experiences
  • Status of Mesh Networks and Installs
  • Status of WinLink
  • Progress (or lack of) on “Summer Tasks” prioritized at our July meeting.

KAS Tower-Related Tasks (Includes Winlink tasks)

  • Installing Mesh Node on KAS Tower (2.4 GHz, Dual Polarity MIMO, Omnidirectional).
  • Install Winlink RMS Relay on KAS Mesh Node: Integrate Winlink with Mesh
  • Rewicker the KAS WinLink computer so it will auto-boot following power failure (without requiring a Windows sign-in).
  • Work with Dan Kenney to bring TWC Internet to tower, to replace (or supplement) the cell tower hotspot internet we are now using.
  • Adding a 2 meter WinLink server on 145.01, using an existing 2m/70cm antenna (now being used only for a 70cm repeater) by adding a diplexer.
  • Getting one of the backup generators on site hooked up, with a fuel supply, to support all systems on the KAS tower (except for cell phone systems, which have their own backup power)..

Non-KAS related summer task docket …..

  • Installing solar for mesh on the 2nd Street tank.
  • Doing tests at BARC clubhouse to see if mesh links are viable to the KAS Tower Node, and to nodes located on the Ridgeway Drive tanks.
  • Doing tests to see if links are viable between the 2nd Street Tank and the Jamestown QTHs of Larry KB8EMD and Brett NV8I.
  • Making additional heroic tries….. to get a mesh node installed on:
  • The Jamestown  tank, by the high school (cover EMD and Brett, NV8I)
  • Beavercreek Township Road Dept. tower ….(to cover Tara neighborhood – Phil-ZKR, and Tim-UQI)
  • On a BVK fire tower at Knollwood, or Indian Ripple stations.  May help ADO, DCP, XA, & JJ.   KAS may also fill those needs.
  • The Bellbrook Ridgeway Dr. tank. (for BARC clubhouse, Fred, and other Bellbrook players).
  • Q&A
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Workshops (flash nodes, etc.)