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 Subject :Santa Clarita Valley/ San Fernando Valley.. 2014-11-12- 18:24:16 
KD6NOF
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Looking for other meshers in the area.  Just picked up a WRT54G, will be playing with it in the next few days.


73 Bud KD6NOF

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 Subject :Re:Santa Clarita Valley/ San Fernando Valley.. 2015-03-08- 04:31:17 
KE6DXJ
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Hello. Your post is a little old but thought I might respond anyway. I have put together two mesh nodes using Ubiquiti Nanostation M2 units. I would like to perform some distance tests (up to 8 miles) for possible use during the Baker 2 Vegas event. If you are interested in participating with your own gear, let me know. I checked your call sign and believe we live rather close together within Newhall CA. I may have another participant, K6VN living in Santa Clarita who might also be interested. Let me know what you think. 73, Claude KE6DXJ
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 Subject :Re:Re:Santa Clarita Valley/ San Fernando Valley.. 2015-03-08- 20:10:36 
KK6NEI
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I had to pop in when I saw B2V. I just got my node mounted tonight and there is no one around me. I planning on mounting my second node near Cal State Fullerton which is about 6 miles from my house. I am in North OC, a bit far from you but once i get my other node mounted I will let you know. About B2V, I have worked the race a few times and I know how much of a pain communication is. I thought that BBHN would be an amazing addition to the race for communication between stages, especially if they got a PBX with VoIP phones at each stage. I ran the math to figure out how much it would cost to equip all 23 (22?) stages and it was well over $10k. If we had enough hams with equipment then it would work. I know they have hams working pre-arrival notification at each stage...
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 Subject :Re:Re:Re:Santa Clarita Valley/ San Fernando Valley.. 2015-03-09- 16:38:03 
KE6DXJ
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KK6NEI I am trying to arrange some testing in the West Antelope Valley. The area is flat and open. I may have roped in another ham to participate. Testing with a single node is almost pointless and I'm not willing to set up a node and then drive 5 miles leaving the first node unmanned. My initial thought for B2V BBHN-Mesh was from one mile out as part of Stage 8. However, Google maps with terrain features showed that I needed at least 4 nodes (1 mile out, relay point, Stage 8) to get around a serious mountain. I think the terrain is very unforgiving for 2.4 Ghz line of site. This would seem to reinforce the need for lower frequency, higher power, tall masts, high gain antennas and repeaters. The possibility was a rather straight shot between Stage 8 and Stage 9. The complication is not line of sight but altitude difference. I may not be able to point the Stage 8 antenna high enough and the Stage 9 antenna low enough. The current bracket for each node does not allow for a significant departure from level. Also, the two Stages are approximately 7.5 miles apart. Thus the reason for testing in the Antelope Valley (closer that HW-178). 73, Claude
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 Subject :Re:Re:Re:Re:Santa Clarita Valley/ San Fernando Valley.. 2015-03-09- 17:30:41 
KK6NEI
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I am having that same problem right now. I have my ham buddy who is interested in getting some nodes up but he has yet to buy any hardware to get started. So as of now I am a lone wolf. I just checked out the terrain map as well. It would definitely require a lot of planning and testing to communicate between that unforgiving terrain. I have only ever been out on the race in the middle of the night (got stuck on those shifts) and I couldn't actually make out how bad the terrain is out there.


Dylan KK6NEI

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 Subject :Re:Re:Re:Re:Santa Clarita Valley/ San Fernando Valley.. 2015-03-09- 17:30:53 
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[Accidental Double Post]

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 Subject :Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Santa Clarita Valley/ San Fernando Valley.. 2015-03-10- 16:28:46 
AE6XE
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KK6NEI, Don KE6BXT and myself AE6XE are planning out mesh nodes on top of Pleasants PK. This will have direct line of site all around the area and perfect coverage to Fullerton area. We already have South OC covered with saddleback mtn nodes, but not line of site to north OC. There will be nodes going up in Laguana woods tower and one up now on HRO building. Let's sync up @soara.org . We'll be deploying mesh nodes at a big city event with San Juan Capistrano mesh'ers on Mar 21 if anyone wants to check it out. Joe AE6XE
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 Subject :Santa Clarita Valley/ San Fernando Valley.. 2015-03-10- 18:02:13 
KK6NEI
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Joe,

Its great to hear that there are other mesh's in OC. I saw several in south OC on the map but none in my area. I have two Ubiquiti Nano Loco M2's. One is mounted on the roof facing toward Fullerton awaiting me mounting the other one on a roof at Cal State Fullerton. Not quite sure it will reach CSUF because its not quite line of sight. The elevation is fine, but trees are not. If you get some up on Pleasants Peak that would give great coverage to OC. 

What equipment are you using?

Dylan
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[AE6XE 2015-03-10- 16:28:46]:

KK6NEI, Don KE6BXT and myself AE6XE are planning out mesh nodes on top of Pleasants PK. This will have direct line of site all around the area and perfect coverage to Fullerton area. We already have South OC covered with saddleback mtn nodes, but not line of site to north OC. There will be nodes going up in Laguana woods tower and one up now on HRO building. Let's sync up @soara.org . We'll be deploying mesh nodes at a big city event with San Juan Capistrano mesh'ers on Mar 21 if anyone wants to check it out. Joe AE6XE

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 Subject :Re:Santa Clarita Valley/ San Fernando Valley.. 2015-04-27- 20:40:21 
kk6suo
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I have a WRT54g node active in Mission Hills and another setup for mobile. At the moment I'm still on the stock antennas, but I plan to put an omni up high and a directional once there's another node to point it at. Unfortunately, I didn't see any nodes on the map that are likely to be within range.
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 Subject :Re:Santa Clarita Valley/ San Fernando Valley.. 2015-08-16- 18:43:45 
KK6QYH
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I am finally getting interest from a few friend to commit to putting up a few nodes. One is on a good hilltop is Santa Clarita, another on a hill in Chatsworth. With the use of one or two solar operated nodes, I hope to link the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys... I will be testing with Ubiquiti M2's and a mix of 15dB Omni's and directionals. Planning additional nodes around Santa Clarita as well. Interested if anyone has good sites in mind that I could install a node at! Let get the area wired up! If someone could do a quality directional node, we could link out as far as Simi Valley, Woodland Hills, Burbank, etc. A good node by the Sepulveda pass could open up a link to the westside...
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 Subject :Re:Santa Clarita Valley/ San Fernando Valley.. 2015-08-17- 04:47:53 
W6BI
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Justin, we're very actively working on creating a network in that area. Please email me for details. 73 - Orv - W6BI orv.beach@gmail.com
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 Subject :Re:Santa Clarita Valley/ San Fernando Valley.. 2015-08-17- 04:54:45 
KD6NOF
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Well, I'd like to jump onboard.  I've got a wrt-54g, I don't think that will be any use.  May have to go the omni route.  I'm located in Newhall.


Bud

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 Subject :Re:Santa Clarita Valley/ San Fernando Valley.. 2015-08-17- 05:38:15 
AE6XE
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Announcing Coverage in LA, Riverside, and Orange Counties. Scheduled install date is Friday Aug 21, 2015 on Pleasants PK at ~4000'.

2.4Ghz: OC and LA County: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2bEy75HhwWhb3p1c3dTaEZNa2s

3Ghz: OC and LA County: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2bEy75HhwWhQnFnQ0FKc05WTW8

5Ghz: OC and LA County: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2bEy75HhwWhdU02OUh2bU1JTWM

5Ghz: Riverside County: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2bEy75HhwWhWW81QTE4QXR2YTQ

Please contact me for specs to connect. <callsign> at arrl.net

Joe AE6XE

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 Subject :Re:Santa Clarita Valley/ San Fernando Valley.. 2016-07-03- 14:54:09 
KD6NOF
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I'll bring this up again as I'm not seeing much activity in this area. Any local hams to the Santa Clarita Valley want to chat about it? Maybe meetup to discuss it?
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