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Ham Radio Networking

Using AREDN firmware on off the shelf wifi hardware, you can join an off-the-grid IP network using Amateur Radio frequencies. This is generally on the 2.4, 3.8 and 5.2GHz bands.

Any types of applications and services can run on this network, subject to FCC Part 97 Rules.

Getting Started

tl;dr - Find a node near your location that you have line of sight to, get some equipment and a pole to mount it on, flash it and configure.

NSL Equipment

  • MikroTik hAP ac lite Dual-concurrent Access Point
    • This will be for internal Wifi / VLAN access to the SoCal Mesh
  • Mikrotik LHG 5 with a pole for mounting
    • 5GHz parabolic grid antenna and radio, to be pointed at the Verdugo Peak backbone nodes from our roof.
ham_radio_data_network.txt · Last modified: 2019/11/20 10:54 by blakangel