Build an Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) mesh node!
During disasters, Amateur Radio operators set up and operate communication networks independent of internet, land lines or cell phones. A mesh network can now add high-speed data networks as a resource. A great addition to your Go Box.
We have an additional talk on Saturday the 26th "ARTEN - Amateur Radio Training Experiment Network/Microwave." in Boxborough W5 at 2PM. You can bring your nodes from this session and it will auto-connect to other nodes at the Expo.
In addition to the mesh node build activity on Friday afternoon, a network of mesh nodes will be on the air in the common area. You can use the node you made on Friday, bring your own or use a demo node to make contacts with other hams and get a WAN-I certificate for a successful QSO.
No experience or equipment needed if you go to one of the demo booths. If bringing your own node, a dual band network will be available to join and make contacts.
Network settings are: ch -2, 10 MHz bandwidth on 2.397 GHz and ch 179, 20 MHz bandwidth on 5.895 GHz.