[HamWAN PSDR] HamWAN PSDR Internet performance

Michael Roessler michael at roesslercentral.com
Mon Apr 4 14:07:43 PDT 2016


David's test location is near where you and I tested last year. I
recommended in another communication that David determine if connecting to
Baldi is an option, as we received a surprisingly functional connection to
it last summer. Could be an interim solution.


On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 1:59 PM, Bart Kus <me at bartk.us> wrote:

> This answer lacks a resolution for David's problem.  Let us come back to
> you with a better response.
> --Bart
> 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> 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
> This will test speed between your modem and 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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