[HamWAN PSDR] Advice for parts for a portable setup

Carl Leon carl at n7kuw.com
Mon Sep 14 15:32:43 PDT 2020

You need a balance between highest performance and portability. My
recommendation would be for a Dynadish5 for any type of portable
application. It will run nicely on standard 12V power (your ethernet run
will not be very long, so voltage drop isn't the concern it is on fixed
installations where you want 24V).  You will have an ethernet jack out of
the Dynadish which can be used to feed whatever your installation wants are
(a switch with multiple ethernet outputs, a wireless access point, both).
The Dynadish includes a built in Mikrotik router which will serve DHCP with
NATing to a 192.168.88.xxx address if you use standard HamWAN programming


I have some 10 foot PBL Studio Light Stands which are good tripod stands.


As to maximizing data speeds, that is mostly a function of your signal
levels to the sector panel you connect to.  Longer distance shots are going
to give you lower speeds. The Dynadish is a good compromise between maximum
signal and portability. You can get smaller, lighter weight equipment, and
you can get heavier, more difficult to set up and aim equipment.


Make sure you get the international, or "Rest Of World - ROW" version of the
Dynadish5. The US version can't get to HamWAN frequencies.


Carl, N7KUW


From: PSDR <psdr-bounces at hamwan.org> On Behalf Of lionelhlvrsn at gmail.com
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2020 2:33 PM
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Subject: [HamWAN PSDR] Advice for parts for a portable setup


Hello to the group!

I am on Bainbridge Island, and I am looking into a portable setup to
experiment with from different locations.

While there is a lot of useful gear info on the website and on this
listserv, I want to make sure that I don't end up getting something that
doesn't maximize data speeds or will be obsolete in a year.

I am looking for advice for a complete portable system. I can make use of a
power supply and tripod that I already have, although I'd be interested on
input on that, as well.

Thanks in advance for your help with this.



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