[HamWAN PSDR] HamWAN PSDR Internet performance

Bart Kus me at bartk.us
Mon Apr 4 13:59:59 PDT 2016

This answer lacks a resolution for David's problem.  Let us come back to 
you with a better response.


On 4/4/2016 1:53 PM, Tom Hayward wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 1:01 PM, David Giuliani <David at giuliani.org 
> <mailto:David at giuliani.org>> wrote:
>     Hi - I’m new to the PSDR, and could use some help getting my
>     HamWAN connection going.  I installed a Poynting + Mikrotik Router
>     Board system on my roof, and configured using the Wiki, no
>     problems.  I’m getting strong signals between my QTH at north
>     Mercer Island and the Capitol Park station:
>     Connected to ess, CapitolPark-S2/AE7SJ
>     nv2
>     Signal: -68dBm
>     SNR 51dB
>     Tx: 16.2Mbps, 96% ccq, 16.2Mbps
>     Rx: 16.2Mbps, 96% ccq, 16.2Mbps
>     However, I get sporadic Internet performance, measured using
>     Speedtest.net <http://speedtest.net>. Here are a few readings this
>     morning:
>     *ping    down  up*
>     21ms   3.9      2.8
>     35ms   <0.1  stopped
>     77ms   0.27      0.46
>     42ms   2.0      0.1
>     I did check my cabling between the radio and the computer by
>     substitution - no change.
>     Two things:
>     1.  Anybody have any suggestions? What data rate are others of you
>     getting?
>     2.  Is there a place to go to get help on subjects like this?
> Hi David,
> Nice to see you have had some success with HamWAN! -68 dBm is a great 
> signal strength and I'm sure many others here envy your clear 
> line-of-sight to a HamWAN site.
> I took a look at this and the slow hop between you and the Internet is 
> between our Capitol Park and Queen Anne sites. That link is 
> sub-optimal because it's connected off the sidelobe of a dish that is 
> pointed at the SnoDEM site. It's enough to work, but as you've found 
> it's not the fastest. There's nothing you can do about it.
> The way I investigated this is by doing speed tests to each of the 
> hops in your path. You can find the path like this (from your modem):
> /tool traceroute use-dns=yes
> ( is Google public DNS servers. It's likely to always be up. 
> Feel free to use any other target depending on the nature of your test.)
> To run a speed test (this should work to all HamWAN routers--let me 
> know if it doesn't):
> /tool bandwidth-test protocol=tcp CapitolPark-S2.hamwan.net 
> <http://CapitolPark-S2.hamwan.net>
> This will test speed between your modem and CapitolPark-S2.hamwan.net 
> <http://CapitolPark-S2.hamwan.net>. You can test the other direction 
> by adding direction=transmit to the command.
> This is a perfect forum to ask questions like this.
> Tom KD7LXL
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