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[Ham-80211] ham 802.11 and mainstream ham magazines

Brian Webster bwebster at wirelessmapping.com
Mon Oct 11 14:17:48 UTC 2010

As well as linking IRLP nodes, Telepac 1200 baud packet links to the WinLink
system, or an Asterisk VOIP phone PBX that would function in standalone mode
if necessary to provide phone services between sites.


For those who would really like to show the benefit of ham radio to
emergency managers, you could design the HSMM network to have links to
locations that connect to the internet in geographically separated areas
and/or connect to different internet provider/carrier networks. While you
would not have to leave these connected all of the time, you would be able
to connect to the internet when there may be an outage in one area or if a
particular carrier has an outage. Internet diversity and connectivity will
create heroes in emergencies. In communities that have only one major
broadband provider, they will be extremely vulnerable to an outage. These
days an internet outage can be the cause for an emergency...


Brian N2KGC


From: ham-80211-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:ham-80211-bounces at tapr.org] On
Behalf Of Hare, Ed W1RFI
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2010 10:07 AM
To: TAPR Mailing List for Ham Radio Use of 802.11
Subject: Re: [Ham-80211] ham 802.11 and mainstream ham magazines


One other application could be to provide a backup link to the growing
number of D-star repeaters that are coming on line. Right now, virtually all
of them use the Internet as the backbone, although any backbone would do.  



Ed Hare, W1RFI
ARRL Laboratory Manager

225 Main St

Newington, CT 06111

Tel: 860-594-0318

Email: W1RFI at arrl.org



From: Juch Iii, Roy F (Fred Juch (NSS Wireless)) [mailto:fred.juch at hp.com]
Sent: Mon 10/11/2010 9:47 AM
To: TAPR Mailing List for Ham Radio Use of 802.11
Subject: [Ham-80211] ham 802.11 and mainstream ham magazines

Soapbox On: 

I believe that most people who are interested in any specialized aspect of a
hobby such as HSMM, typically dive too deep in for a general magazine
article. What you need to get converts to any specialized mode of
communication, is the killer app. Yes many people do things for the
challenge such as moon bounce, or WAS. But with HSMM, most people today get
an access point put their call on it and mount it on their tower and they
are done. Even if they load a different OS on the AP, they start getting
setting up a network with their buddies, there is not a killer app to draw
people to the medium. I have a few suggestions:

.         Digital ATV - show people your current projects, have weekly nets,
broadcast the club meetings even if it is a rebroadcast

.         Backup email network for emergency services with high speed for
pictures (emergency services use) with weekly tests

.         HSMM in a go kit so you can set up a hotspot anywhere for
emergencies or fun. Do this at a field day.

.         ..

This is what it will take to get HSMM off to a good start and off the path
of 1200 Baud packet radio.


I hereby give the  rights to these thoughts to anyone who wants to write an

Soapbox off:


Fred Juch, N5JXO

fred.juch at hp.com / Email 

1706 Walsh Drive 

Round Rock, TX 78681



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