[HamWAN PSDR] Madison Park Seattle HAMwan node?

Nigel Vander Houwen nigel at nigelvh.com
Mon Oct 2 16:09:14 PDT 2017


We have a list/comparison of compatible options. Please note that Ubiquiti devices WILL NOT WORK on HamWAN. Mikrotik and Ubiquiti offer different protocols NV2 vs AirMax, and HamWAN is built on NV2, so it’s Mikrotik only.

http://hamwan.org/Standards/Component%20Engineering/Client%20Hardware.html <http://hamwan.org/Standards/Component%20Engineering/Client%20Hardware.html>

Some of those options, like the Poynting grid antenna are difficult to find these days, but there are a number of good options there. Once you have a setup, we also provide instructions for getting it configured.

http://hamwan.org/Standards/Network%20Engineering/Client%20Node%20Configuration.html <http://hamwan.org/Standards/Network%20Engineering/Client%20Node%20Configuration.html>

And of course you can post here on the mailing list, or join us on chat http://webchat.freenode.net/?nick=HamWAN..&channels=%23HamWAN <http://webchat.freenode.net/?nick=HamWAN..&channels=#HamWAN> for additional info/help.


> On Oct 2, 2017, at 15:56, Robert Edmiston <kg7ucl at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> Thanks for the quick response. That would be super if I could reach the Haystack site.  Our little community would be quite cut off without power in the event of an earthquake or even something as common as a heavy snow.  My hub team is investigating solutions for emergency comms beyond feebly attempting to use voice to convey ICS-213 forms.  It sounds like you have something great working already and I'd love to see if it could work for us.  
> I'd like to see if it would work at all, with minimal investment. We have a community council with funds to buy equipment if a proof of concept test works out.  What would be your recommended kit for seeing if we could make contact? From your online PowerPoint docs, I've read that the Microtik hardware is super hard to configure, but that the Ubiquiti is far easier to set up for people who are not network transport layer engineers.
> Bob
> On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 3:37 PM, Tom Hayward <tom at tomh.us <mailto:tom at tomh.us>> wrote:
> Bob,
> What is your goal? Your location on the west side of the lake should
> be well covered by the Haystack site (at 4000' above Sultan). This
> will give you routing to all other HamWAN users.
> Tom KD7LXL
> On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 3:27 PM, Robert Edmiston <kg7ucl at gmail.com <mailto:kg7ucl at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > Hi there. I'm Bob Edmiston, emergency hub radio lead for the Madison Park emergency hub. From a propagation perspective, the waterfront communities around Lake Washington have more in common with each other than their respective cities due to line-of-sight challenges. Waterfront communities share the luxury of direct line-of-sight radio communications, especially well suited to hamwan frequencies.
> >
> > My neighborhood on Lake WA falls in the hamwan shadow of the Washington Park hill, but we are line of sight to Kirkland and cougar mountain. Who could I speak with about the possibility of testing connections from Madison Park to the Eastside?
> > Bob Edmiston
> > KG7UCL
> > 425-985-4182 <tel:425-985-4182>
> > Madison Park HUB
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