We are looking for support in setting up a series of MESH nodes for use on events and training purposes both within the club and for use on RAYNET events. Broadband-Hamnet™ (formerly called HSMM-Mesh™) is a high speed, self discovering, self configuring, fault tolerant, wireless computer network that can run for days from a fully charged car battery, or indefinitely with the addition of a modest solar array or other supplemental power source. The focus is on emergency communications but can be implemented into many scenarios.
Yet another side to Amateur Radio that incorporates the use of IT and programming, hopefully gaining the interest of younger Amateurs to be.
We have purchased some of the hardware required to get a small network up and running and have a few bits of hardware available from club members start experimenting with some setups including a Raspberry Pi which could be used as a server for the project.
If you already have tinkered with this kind of project or are interested in joining us for some experiments then please do get in touch and we can arrange a club meeting around the project. There are a few clubs that are using this system and we may be able to arrange a joint training day with one of them.