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 Subject :Getting involved. Let's build something... 2013-11-18- 08:39:40 
KD5CKP
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Joined: 2013-11-11- 11:12:42
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Location: Hilltop Mineral Wells EM54bx

I am very interested in hearing from others in the area that have or plan to put a node on the air. Currently I have two nodes on the air(KD5CKP-1 & W5OBM-1) at my home. The second is primarily for testing. The intent is that W5OBM-1 goes somewhere else much higher than I can get it here with hopefully a much larger foot print. 


I look forward to hearing from the interested parties in the area or anyone with wisdom to share with a new and growing mesh.

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 Subject :Re:Getting involved. Let's build something... 2013-12-03- 22:39:30 
KD5CKP
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Good net to get things kicked off.

http://likespecies.com/MeshProp/MidsouthMesh-20131204030001.mp3

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Last Edited On: 2013-12-03- 23:07:39 By KD5CKP for the Reason
Tim KD5CKP http://www.qrz.com/db/KD5CKP

I dont have any of the chat clients listed in the profile section, but if you would like to contact me via chat I am on Google Hangouts most days via my callsign @ gmail.com
 Subject :Re:Getting involved. Let's build something... 2013-12-06- 20:07:54 
KK4IOH
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Joined: 2013-12-04- 08:21:53
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Location: Midtown Memphis
I am here. I have no equipment in hand yet but will someday soon.
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 Subject :Re:Getting involved. Let's build something... 2013-12-07- 17:39:27 
KD5CKP
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Given recent developments and interest if anyone is looking for me to discuss the mesh here locally you can find me most often on 147.255+ (79.7)or Echolink node 588170. I look forward to speaking with you.
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Tim KD5CKP http://www.qrz.com/db/KD5CKP

I dont have any of the chat clients listed in the profile section, but if you would like to contact me via chat I am on Google Hangouts most days via my callsign @ gmail.com
 Subject :Re:Getting involved. Let's build something... 2013-12-09- 21:41:29 
W2NIC
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I am very interested and raring to go. I have two nodes (SSID: BroadbandHamnet-v1):

1. W2NIC-NODE1 - WRT54GL Firmware version: bbhn v1.0.0, bidirectional 2w amplifier and 15db omni antenna. Mounted in my attic. Hopefully I will get it on the roof when the ice is not so trecherous.

2. W2NIC-PI - Yep it's a raspberry pi with a Netgear wifi USB Dongle, no amplifier, no additional antenna.

I have successfully steamed 1080p movie to a laptop attached to the pi node at 500 yrds (1567 ft).

I have 2 Ubiquity Access points coming off the WRT54GL on the 172.27.0.0/255.255.0.0 subnet with every device in my house connected (16 devices) and an internet gateway.

I would be happy to talk about anything I have learned along the way. [I take criticism as well :-)]

I am in Oakland (35.243342 -89.5294089).

I would love to see an area-wide mesh put together. My nodes are lonely. :-)

I monitor alot of the area repeaters in the morning and evening commute and on the weekends. However, i monitor to the 146.94- most of the time. 

73

 -- Chris

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 Subject :Re:Getting involved. Let's build something... 2013-12-10- 08:49:07 
KD5CKP
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Joined: 2013-11-11- 11:12:42
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Location: Hilltop Mineral Wells EM54bx

Chris,

Great to hear from you! I also have two WRT54GL nodes operational (KD5CKP-1 & W5OBM-1) and have successfully managed to get IRC and FTP working, unfortunately no anonymous FTP as yet, but all in due time. I will eventually add screenshots of what I have done to the directory, but here is what is happened so far THAT I AM AWARE OF.

http://likespecies.com/MeshProp

I think you are a bit far remove for me to attempt a connection, but hopefully the daisy chain will develop quickly. Still waiting to see who else has a node operational.

If I can locate my VoIP phones that will be my next project until someone gets a node up where I have a chance of hitting them. Thanks for letting us know and please keep us informed of developments.

73

Tim

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Last Edited On: 2013-12-10- 08:51:16 By KD5CKP for the Reason it needed it...
Tim KD5CKP http://www.qrz.com/db/KD5CKP

I dont have any of the chat clients listed in the profile section, but if you would like to contact me via chat I am on Google Hangouts most days via my callsign @ gmail.com
 Subject :Re:Getting involved. Let's build something... 2013-12-10- 15:08:46 
KK4IOH
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Joined: 2013-12-04- 08:21:53
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Location: Midtown Memphis
Welcome Chris! It was great to chat with you on the repeater this past weekend. Are you on the Tri-State mailing list? If there is interest we will try another roundtable before Christmas. I would like to get someone from the Texas group and maybe the Seattle group on the air with us for the discussion. Michael KK4IOH on the air everywhere!
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 Subject :Re:Getting involved. Let's build something... 2013-12-15- 09:45:06 
KD5CKP
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Chris W2NIC, Will you go to qrz and get my email and send me your contact info please? 73
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I dont have any of the chat clients listed in the profile section, but if you would like to contact me via chat I am on Google Hangouts most days via my callsign @ gmail.com
 Subject :Re:Getting involved. Let's build something... 2013-12-17- 07:43:34 
KJ4AJP
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Joined: 2013-03-24- 12:21:59
Posts: 35
Location: NW Tennessee EM56ni
 

Hi all, looks like I'll be checking in on this forum along with following the Western KY folks on Facebook.

Here in Martin (Weakley County) TN, I have six BHv1 nodes set up.  I have two "robo-cams" that can go online as advertised services so remote users can control pan and tilt, and the gateway "service" node has a NAS with two 32G USB drives attached for filesharing.  The gateway also has a RasPBX with 3-digit internal dialing and a Google Voice trunk for PSTN access when online.  Outside inbound callers reach an auto-attendant which offers single-digit access to a particular node, each node has voicemail that can take a message when busy or unattended/offline.  When no internet connection to the gateway is available the PBX will act as a simple intercom for the phones at each node.

Antenna-wise, I currently have two 8dBi and three 12dBi mast-mount omnis, along with a 7dBi mag mount for a "mobile rover".  For a straight-line hop deployment, I have four 14dBi "backfire" yagis and four 24dBi parabolics.  Of course the antennas can be mixed & matched as the incident requires.

Power is through buck converters so theoretically I can put 8-24VDC into the PowerPole inputs and get a stable 12V or 5V out to the hardware.  I still keep the AC wall-warts labeled and in the bag if needed.

Although everything has been tested inside using the stock ducks, nothing is outside and "live" at this time.  I'm in a rural area where the trees are taller than the buildings and I haven't found anyone yet that's willing to offer 300' tower real estate for a $20 router.  Wink

Field-expedient masts and coax will be my final purchases, got to get through the holidays first.

73!

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 Subject :Re:Getting involved. Let's build something... 2013-12-17- 07:54:05 
KD5CKP
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Suddenly I feel so inadequate... LOL
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Tim KD5CKP http://www.qrz.com/db/KD5CKP

I dont have any of the chat clients listed in the profile section, but if you would like to contact me via chat I am on Google Hangouts most days via my callsign @ gmail.com
 Subject :Re:Getting involved. Let's build something... 2013-12-17- 08:03:15 
KJ4AJP
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Joined: 2013-03-24- 12:21:59
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Location: NW Tennessee EM56ni
 

FWIW, i did a presentation on BH last month at the WTARS meeting.  We got at least two stock routers flashed for Madison County ops that evening, we would have got a 0.4.3 upgraded if the op had remembered his password.  Laughing

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 Subject :Re:Getting involved. Let's build something... 2013-12-25- 09:28:33 
W2NIC
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I have another node. Working on making it a field station. I am averaging 55db output from both linksys nodes and 40db from the raspberry pi.
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 Subject :Re:Getting involved. Let's build something... 2014-01-12- 11:19:26 
KD5CKP
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For those interested parties. http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MS-HSMM-MESH/info Doesn't seem to be a lot of activity of late.

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Last Edited On: 2014-01-12- 11:32:37 By KD5CKP for the Reason
Tim KD5CKP http://www.qrz.com/db/KD5CKP

I dont have any of the chat clients listed in the profile section, but if you would like to contact me via chat I am on Google Hangouts most days via my callsign @ gmail.com
 Subject :Re:Getting involved. Let's build something... 2014-07-27- 07:25:35 
AE5RX
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Joined: 2014-07-24- 12:36:37
Posts: 3
Location: Marion, AR
I plan on doing something. I may buy my first node for the sake of time!! I'm over in Crittenden County and I don't see anyone else to connect to now. If I placed a node in each of my relatives homes, I could cover quite a bit of ground!!!
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 Subject :Re:Getting involved. Let's build something... 2014-08-21- 09:48:06 
AE5RX
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Joined: 2014-07-24- 12:36:37
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Location: Marion, AR

I was able to buy 5 linksys units with the software already loaded.  I got them up and running and they see each other.  I changed the node names and the passwords.  I won't have them all up 24/7 but maybe I'll leave one on  in case someone wants to see if they can reach it.  These are stock linksys 54g boxes.  I tried passing internet access through but no luck.  I am just beginning to read the articles on this site about the different applications. 

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