[HamWAN PSDR] New client up and running in Mount Vernon

John Miller john at jmit.com
Fri Nov 1 10:45:18 PDT 2019


1) The LEDs are a fairly crude measure of signal strength.   You can fine-tune the alignment for maximum signal strength, as displayed by the The "signal-strength" field on the "/interface wireless monitor 0" display.  I suspect a lot of folks would be pretty happy with 4 out of 5 LEDs lit.

2. Control-C will end the pings, and will also end other commands such as the monitor command above.  Also, you can tell the router to only issue x number of pings with the command (From Winbox): 

/ping a.b.c.d count=5 (or whatever number)

Also if you just want one "snapshot" of the state of the radio:

/interface wireless monitor 0 once 

3) 22.9 as measured at the radio is plenty.  I believe that AWG 24 wire (such as in CAT5) has a resistance of about 1 ohm per 12 meters, so there should be a fairly predictable voltage drop, depending on the length of cat5 cable, and the current draw of the radio.  

4) A client license comes with purchase of a Mikrotik Routerboard.   Other devices may vary--such as a PC that requires a license purchase to run RouterOS.

John KX7JM

John C. Miller

mailto:john at jmit.com


---- On Fri, 01 Nov 2019 08:20:56 -0700 Ric Merry <ricmerry at gmail.com> wrote ----

Thanks to help from Tom, Rob and Andrew rectifying issues both on my end and sector configuration I'm up and running.

I have more questions of course. If there's a repository of simple FAQ's please forgive my asking these here and point me towards them if you please.

1. I have 4 of 5 LED's lit. Should I continue tweaking until I have all 5?

2. I didn't know how to stop /ping once I started it. Would it have eventually stopped on it's own or?I tried Q to now avail, finally just exited out.

3. I read something about POE voltages. Is that something I should be concerned with? Mine appears to be at 22.9.

4. I didn't understand the part about licensing from MikroTIK. As a client is this something I need to be concerned with?

Any next steps? I'm going to try some Telnet Winlink next, I don't expect that to be any challenge at all.

Many thanks again for all the help I've gotten from both the collective and individual members.

Ric Merry. K7iTE. Mount Vernon WA


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