[HamWAN PSDR] HamWAN portable

Jeff Francis™ jeff at gritch.org
Sat Oct 5 09:26:29 PDT 2013

  So interestingly enough, I tried to get my setup running a few weekends
ago, and had zero luck.  I tried it here from the house, and got zilch
(even though somebody kindly ran a computerized prediction for me that said
it should work).  I saw zero signal.  I finally got annoyed and threw the
whole setup in the truck and drove to a park about half a mile from the
Snohomish EOC (see photo below), and *still* couldn't connect (though I got
a nice strong signal).  Does my mac address have to be added to a table
somewhere or something in order for me to connect?


  If you look in the back of the truck, you can see precisely the same
antenna setup that Tom is using laying on top of the spare tire (next to
the stool).  From the park, I was close enough I just propped the antenna
up and did it that way.  No need for the tripod (and the strange looks from
other park-goers).

  Anyway, I'd love to get this up and running, but it refuses to pass a
single frame of data.  And this after Bart ssh'd in and configured it


Jeff N0GQ

On Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 9:12 AM, Tom Hayward <esarfl at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 11:31 PM, Scott Honaker <scotthon at pilchuckvet.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > I'd like to create a portable system.  I'm thinking a radio, dish, tripod
> > and WAP.  Does anyone have a clever dish/tripod mount thing?   I'd like
> to
> > find something that makes it easy to point/aim.
> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8174/2013-07-28%2014.04.10.jpg
> Here's my portable setup. I've used this for a few signal surveys.
> It's the standard recommended Poynting grid antenna, RB Metal 5SHPn,
> satellite TV tripod, and a 9AH 11.1V LiPo battery (yes, the 5SHPn runs
> just fine on 12V).
> Here's a link to the tripod:
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0021AFB56/
> Keep in mind you'll need enough height to clear obstructions, so if
> you're not on waterfront/hillside, this tripod might not be adequate
> for supporting your mast. As it is, I'd want something to anchor it
> during anything more than light winds.
> I'm feeding this directly into a computer, but you could just as
> easily feed a 2.4 GHz AP. I actually did this at a public service
> event with a Ubiquiti Bullet M2 and antenna mounted to the top of this
> same tripod mast, again powered by a 9AH 11.1V LiPo battery (sorry,
> forgot to take a picture of this setup).
> Tom KD7LXL
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