To: The Miami Valley Mesh Alliance

The next MVMA meeting  is tomorrow, Saturday, June 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. 

Tentative Agenda:

·        Introductions

·        Recent Successes and Learning Experiences

·        Status of Mesh Networks and Installs

·        Hamvention Review

·        WinLink         

·        Q&A

·        Summary

·        Hands-On Workshops (flash nodes, etc.)

 Please call me if you have an additional topic to add to the agenda.

 

Bill

Miami Valley Mesh Alliance – Hamvention Program

Mesh Networks

The Miami Valley Mesh Alliance (MVMA) has joined with the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) core technical team to provide a Mesh Network presence at Hamvention.

On Air:  The local Mesh network will be found on Channel -2 at 10 MHz bandwidth.  The SSID is AREDN-10-v3.

Mesh Networks Forum:  AREDN’s Andre Hansen K6AH, will address AREDN capabilities, deployment and application Saturday at 1:30 PM in Forum Room 2.

Mesh Booth:  MVMA and the AREDN Core Team will host visitors at Booth #1001, located in the extreme south-west corner of Building 1.

Mesh Classes:  The AREDN Core Team will present mini-classes at the booth.  Topics include:

  • Introduction to Mesh Technology
  • Mesh Implementation Techniques
  • Network Planning and Link Performance Estimation
  • VOIP Applications for Rapid Deployment
  • Mesh Network Applications for EmComm
  • Network Performance Metrics and Tools
  • How to “Un-Brick” a Mesh Node
  • WinLink integration with Mesh
  • Live streaming video cameras
  • Using MeshChat
  • How to Setup Node Location Data

See booth for class schedule details.

Additional Information may be found at www.aredn.org and www.miamivalleymesh.org.

Link to PDF version: Hamvention Mesh Program-Graphic

Next MVMA Meeting

The next MVMA meeting  will be this Saturday, May 13th , from 9:30 am to Noon at the DARA Clubhouse, 6619 Bellefontaine Road, Huber Heights, OH 45424.

Tentative Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Recent Successes and Learning Experiences
  • Status of Mesh Networks and Installs
  • Report on Xenia 2nd Street Water Tank Install (completed)
  • Report on KAS Tower Mesh and WinLink Install
  • Maker Faire Participation??
  • Mesh at Hamvention
  • Q&A
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Workshops (flash nodes, etc.)

Hamvention:

  • Mesh at Hamvention this year will include:
    • An on-air presence, hosted by an Omni Node and Camera on the DARA Van mast, located adjacent to Building 1
    • The Mesh Booth, #1001, located in the south-west corner of Building 1. The booth will host:
      • Mini-Classes, given by AREDN Core Team representatives, at the booth. Likely topics include:
    • Mesh Implementation Techniques
    • Network Planning and Link Performance Estimation
    • VOIP Applications for Rapid Deployment
    • Mesh Network Applications for EmComm
    • Network Performance Metrics and Tools
    • How to “Un-Brick” a Mesh Node
    • WinLink integration with Mesh
    • Live streaming video cameras
    • Using MeshChat
    • How to Setup Node Location Data
      • Meet and Greet the passing crowd…. supported by MVMA and AREDN representatives.
  • A Mesh Forum, presented by AREDN’s Andre Hansen, K6AH, Saturday at 1:30 in Forum Room 2.
  • Andre Hansen, K6AH, of the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) Project, will speak on how to build an effective AuxComm, high-speed data network based on Ubiquiti airMAX products and the AREDN Project’s firmware.
  • Andre will describe a 3-tiered architecture—using illustrations of actual installations—where AREDN implementers in San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties have combined to cover over 16,000 square miles with a potential of supporting Incident Command System (Memorandum Of Understanding) relationships with EOCs, ARES, RACES, and Red Cross serving over 18 million people.
  • Andre will also discuss critical network services that must be established in order to make that network useful to disaster Incident Commanders and responders.
  • MVMA Volunteers …… HELP!!!: We need MVMA Volunteers to man the booth and talk with those passing by. We also may need some set-up help on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.  If you can work the booth at any time on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, please reply to this email with the times that you will be available. If you can support setup on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday…. likewise… please reply to this email and let us know when you can help us out.

Many Thanks to all who have supported mesh in the Miami Valley over the past year….. and to all those who continue to do what they can to move this work forward. Your efforts are truly appreciated!!

 

Next MVMA Meeting

The next MVMA meeting  is planned for this Saturday, April 8th , 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
  • Hamvention Planning
  • WinLink Integration with Mesh
  • Site Install Opportunities
  • Discussion of Mesh Application and Support Topics
  • Q&A
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Workshops (flash nodes, etc.)

To: The Miami Valley Mesh Alliance

The next MVMA meeting  will be this Saturday, March 11th , from 9:30 am to Noon at the DARA Clubhouse, 6619 Bellefontaine Road, Huber Heights, OH 45424.

Tentative Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Recent Successes and Learning Experiences
  • Status of Mesh Networks and Installs
  • Reports on Mesh Services Investigations
  • Mesh at Hamvention
  • Q&A
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Workshops (flash nodes, etc.)

Please call me if you have agenda changes or additions.

Next MVMA meeting

To:  The Miami Valley Mesh Alliance

 

The next MVMA meeting  will be this Saturday, January 14th , from 9:30 am to Noon at the DARA Clubhouse, 6619 Bellefontaine Road, Huber Heights, OH 45424.

Tentative Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Recent Successes and Learning Experiences
  • Status of Mesh Networks and Installs
  • Reports on Mesh Services Investigations
    • Remote Base (JJ)
    • Mesh Chat
    • CEMEX Node (APB)
    • Video Access Viewer (JJ)
    • Winlink Gateway (LLY)
    • Phone Patch (APB)
    • Conference Call on Grandstream (NQH)
    • Solar Power Package
  • Discussion of Scope of Hamvention Mesh Forums
  • Q&A
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Workshops (flash nodes, etc.)

 

Please call me if you have agenda changes or additions.

 

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MVMA Meeting This Saturday — BARC Clubhouse

To:  The Miami Valley Mesh Alliance

The next MVMA meeting  will be this Saturday, December 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.

Tentative Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Recent Successes and Learning Experiences
  • Status of Mesh Networks and Installs
  • Continued: Discussion of Mesh Services needed for Public Service, EmComm, Experimentation, Network Administration, Network Performance Monitoring, etc.
  • Q&A
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Workshops (flash nodes, etc.)

The Miami Valley Mesh Alliance

The next MVMA meeting  will be Saturday, November 12th , from 9:30 am to Noon at the DARA Clubhouse, 6619 Bellefontaine Road, Huber Heights, OH 45424.

Tentative Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Recent Successes and Learning Experiences
  • Status of Mesh Networks and Installs
  • Demonstration of DARA Clubhouse Mesh Node
  • Presentation on Mesh Telephones (N8NQH)
  • And maybe…. Demonstration of a mesh Phone Patch ……. Mesh IP Phone “MaBell” Phone)
  • Discussion of Mesh Services needed for Public Service, EmComm, Experimentation, Network Administration, Network Performance Monitoring, etc.
  • Q&A
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Workshops (flash nodes, etc.)

MVMA Newsletter — Internet Attack Highlights

To: The Miami Valley Mesh Alliance

Today’s Attack: As many of you are aware, there was a massive attack on the U.S. Internet today.

  • I copied the article from the above site to the end of this newsletter for your convenience. The comments found online, following the article, are also worth reading.
  • I post this to the MVMA, because I believe many of us own hardware, specifically Chinese cameras, that were used to perpetrate today’s attack.   While our mesh network is normally isolated from the Internet, many of our client devices (such as cameras, analog telephone adaptors, servers, etc.) DO have Internet access via a managed switch. It is something to think about……..

The DARA Clubhouse 2.4 GHz Mesh node is again on the air. Plans are in the works to install a surge suppressor sold by Polyphaser, and to implement a fiber optic connection between our mesh switch, and the DARA Internet distribution switch in the server room (which supports the tunnel to the Greene County mesh)..

Calendar:

  • MVMA will present Mesh 101 to the Huber Heights ARC on Saturday, November 5th. The meeting will be held at the “The Forge” of the 1st Christian Church, 6114 Fishburg Road, Huber Heights, OH. The meeting starts at 11:00am.
  • Our next MVMA meeting is planned for November 12th, 9:30 am, at the DARA Clubhouse.

Have a great weekend!!

Bill

MVMA Meeting This Saturday – BARC Clubhouse

To: The Miami Valley Mesh Alliance

The next MVMA meeting  will be this Saturday, October 8th, at 9:30 am at the Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club (BARC) Clubhouse, located at  Sugarcreek Elementary School, 51 South East Street, Bellbrook, OH 45305, Room 1, Lower Level.

Meeting Agenda:   Meeting will be a discussion of current topics, to include:

  • Introductions and Recent Achievements
  • DARA Clubhouse Install
  • Fairgrounds Mesh Install
  • Other node locations… In the Works
  • Filter Update
  • Current Test Results
  • AREDN – Ubiquiti M5 XW Board Solution
  • Presentation: N8NQH- Cat5 vs Cat6 cable, and associated connectors.
  • Presentation: AB8XA- Link Performance Measurements on Local Mesh
  • Presentation: N8JJ on GPS Mobile
  • The case for using dual polarity, MIMO Antennas with Rocket radios.
  • Hardware demonstrations

Mesh Promo Video: The following is forwarded by Bob Dixon, of the Delaware Mesh club. Nice Promo. Now….. if we just had their scenery….. and their airborne drone camera….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGwtqw7Mgz8&feature=youtu.be

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73

Bill