ARTEN – Amateur Radio Training Experiment Network / Microwave Mesh

Paul Fredette, K1YBE
Sat 2 PM (50 mins)
[INV,TEK] STEM career engagement in wireless and networking technologies can provide fun and learning for all. ARTEN is an ARRL Foundation Grant project implemented by the Newport County Radio Club ( for reuse in any club setting to provide RF and networking experience by implementing a remote sensor using microwave technology. CO2 variation in a farm field is the target parameter for the initial project but the real fun is experimenting with Antennas, Routers, Very Nice Analyzers (VNAs) and solar power while monitoring the cycle of breathable air. The AREDN software and inexpensive hardware are used encourage youth access and allow the experience of experts to be shared.