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 Subject :Doing my part to improve HSMM-Mesh availability in LA.. 2015-11-17- 11:43:56 
AF6YN
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I have my node set up. It's a Ubiquiti Nanostation in a window of my 14th floor apartment in downtown LA (facing east). Unfortunately it doesn't see any node but my other one (a linksys with improved antennas). On the upside I was able to connect through my two nodes at about 9 miles. Going to play around with my raspberry pi 2 and netbook linux server and see what services I can come up with for the node.


Hoping to connect sometime,

Anne

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 Subject :Re:Doing my part to improve HSMM-Mesh availability in LA.. 2015-11-17- 17:02:45 
k5dlq
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should be a ton of nodes near you. One big node on Pleasant's Peak. take a look at the map on www.ocmesh.org
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 Subject :Re:Doing my part to improve HSMM-Mesh availability in LA.. 2015-11-18- 11:05:23 
AF6YN
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It could be that the 40 miles to pleasant peak is just too far for my nanostation node to link up or downtown LA could just be a spot where the terrain gets in the way of coverage. I'll still keep looking for a node east of downtown (the direction my apartment faces).

Thanks,

Anne

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 Subject :Re:Doing my part to improve HSMM-Mesh availability in LA.. 2015-11-22- 13:31:18 
AF6YN
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I've successfully set up port forwarding and have services set up on my node via a Raspberry Pi. I currently have e-mail, ftp, asterisk/freepbx, Jabber and Joomla (although I'll probably change to a different CMS because version 3 is bloated with huge unnecessary javascript frameworks). Still can't pick up any nodes other than my second node, but eventually there will be another in range. 73, Anne
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 Subject :Re:Doing my part to improve HSMM-Mesh availability in LA.. 2015-11-22- 16:29:16 
AE6XE
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Anne, I connected from Torrance Hamcom with a 3Ghz NanoStation @ 42 miles. It was a ~60% Link Quality. We then went to a higher gain RocketDish and had 100% LQ. If you picked up a NanoBridge M3, that should also do the trick (this is actually a NanoStation attached to a higher gain reflector). 115 deg T (almost easterly :) ) @ 40miles. Mesh nodes up at 4000'.
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 Subject :Re:Doing my part to improve HSMM-Mesh availability in LA.. 2015-11-29- 14:19:15 
AF6YN
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I pulled up the ocmesh listing for pleasant peaks and noticed I was on the wrong channel and bandwidth. I flashed the Nanostation to AREDN 3.15.1.0b04 from BBHN 3.1.0 and set the channel to -2 and bandwidth to 10. Like magic, I connected to your node on Pleasant Peak from my QTH in downtown LA. I have link quality between 20% and 60% depending on which way the ether blows, but my Nanostation has linked over the 40 mile path. Sometime later, I will upgrade that link to something else with a little more gain and probably in the 3 or 5 MHz band to bring the link quality up and dtd my existing nodes to it. Right not the usability of the link is spotty. -- Anne
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 Subject :Re:Doing my part to improve HSMM-Mesh availability in LA.. 2015-11-29- 14:38:02 
AF6YN
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P.S. in the above message "3 or 5 MHz band" should read "3 or 5 GHz band" as of full dark of night my LQ drops as low as 7% so that 7-60% LQ, but it is still a link.

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 Subject :Re:Doing my part to improve HSMM-Mesh availability in LA.. 2015-11-29- 15:04:40 
AE6XE
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Check the 'distance' setting and make it 65000 (in meters). Might improve the LQ. I see you are being received with an 8 SNR. Also, the NanoStation has no electrical down-tilt as I recall. Consequently, at that distance look to have a .5 deg physical up-tilt to see if we can squeeze out any higher SNR. Joe AE6XE
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 Subject :Re:Doing my part to improve HSMM-Mesh availability in LA.. 2015-11-29- 19:23:40 
AE6XE
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Anne, Your high location may be sufficient to see the HRO Mesh nodes (shown on OCmesh.org). These are only ~23 miles from you. You've connected to an Omni there. I can see the mesh status on your NanoStation 4 hops away and over 70 miles of RF.
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 Subject :Re:Doing my part to improve HSMM-Mesh availability in LA.. 2015-12-09- 12:20:03 
AF6YN
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Joe, My Nanobridge M3 came in and I put it together and flashed the firmware and will be setting up soon. I want to confirm the link settings for AE6XE-PleasantsPk-RM3. Is it SSID: AREDN , BWidth: 10 MHz , Frequency: 3420? If it clears up a little where I can get a visual on it to help I may try to link up on 3 GHz tonight.
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 Subject :Re:Doing my part to improve HSMM-Mesh availability in LA.. 2015-12-09- 12:25:08 
AE6XE
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Correct. The NSM3 is a 90 deg sector, will be easy to do in the dark, just point in the general direction :) .
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 Subject :Re:Doing my part to improve HSMM-Mesh availability in LA.. 2015-12-12- 11:46:13 
AF6YN
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We have 100% link quality on the NB 3. The NS 2 is pointed generally southeast until someone wants to connect to it in another easterly direction and I change which way it points. Downtown LA is connected. Now, I have to wait for the rest of LA to catch up. 73, Anne
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 Subject :Re:Doing my part to improve HSMM-Mesh availability in LA.. 2017-06-04- 12:00:40 
KM6KVF
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I just got my Tech license and have some Ubiquiti hardware I'd like to deploy as BBHM nodes. I have a location near where N Main St crosses the LA River. I have a NanoStation Loco M5 that should easily see downtown.

Ultimately I'd like to try to link to another location in Highland Park (York Blvd side)

In total I have the following equipment to work with:

1 Ubiquiti Bullet M2HP Titanium

1 Ubiquiti PicoStation M2HP

2 NanoStation Loco M5's

4 WRT54GL's

Bins of assorted IP/Telco hardware I have fiddled with over the years.

Let's link up!

-Marty





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