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 Subject :New User: Node KD4IYI-1 is now operational and on the map!.. 2013-08-09- 08:38:59 
KD4IYI
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Joined: 2013-08-08- 05:43:27
Posts: 11
Location: Austin, Texas
  

Hi Ho all... I'm Seannon, KD4IYI, I ran into another ham at work recently, and was reminded I need to get back on air, he showed me the Bao Feng dual band HT on ebay, and I was all O_O Wha? Dual Band HT for $40 DELIVERED!??? so, since I can't afford right now to get even that, and he pointed me here, AND I have a spare WRT54G-TM hanging out doing nothing... I at least can get started here ;)


Seannon KD4IYI (Kick Dog 4 Ignoring Your Inlaws)

Update: Node KD4IYI-1 is up and running on a Linksys WRT54G-TM that has the additional heatsink mods for the radio section, and processor. 

Update 2: Node is now on the map, with coordinates, and should have one of the BaoFeng HT's in a week or two ;)


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 Subject :Re:New User, hopefully with new node up soon..... 2013-08-09- 14:56:23 
wx5u
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Joined: 2013-01-02- 00:30:45
Posts: 188
Location: Austin, TX

Welcome to the group. 

In case you don't already know it, the WRT54G-TM requires a different process to load software.

Look here.

The Chinese communists are coming out with some really impressive radios.  Some of them had some learning problems in how to sell to the US market, but they're learning fast, and most of the blunders weren't that bad in terms of reliability.



[KD4IYI 2013-08-09- 03:38:59]:

Hi Ho all... I'm Seannon, KD4IYI, I ran into another ham at work recently, and was reminded I need to get back on air, he showed me the Bao Feng dual band HT on ebay, and I was all O_O Wha? Dual Band HT for $40 DELIVERED!??? so, since I can't afford right now to get even that, and he pointed me here, AND I have a spare WRT54G-TM hanging out doing nothing... I at least can get started here ;)


Seannon KD4IYI (Kick Dog 4 Ignoring Your Inlaws)



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 Subject :Re:New User, hopefully with new node up soon..... 2013-08-10- 20:50:19 
KD4IYI
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Joined: 2013-08-08- 05:43:27
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Thank You!, but by the time I saw your reply, I believe I had already gotten all the research together to support the hypothesis that the WRT54G-TM uses the WRT54GS firmware, I also know that the stock Linksys/T-Mobile initially was a bear to get around, and at the time not worth the bother or risk to DIY when for roughly $10 more than the cheapest price I could get the TM, I could get it modded for stability at high power/usage with additional heatsinks for radio and processor, and loaded with the DD-WRT firmware already, from there it was all a cakewalk...it is already up and running, I still need to adjust my router or connect it directly to my cable modem to give it internet access or tunnel it to the rest of the mesh as I don't seem to find any nodes in range yet, I may be able to alleviate that with a better set of antennae, but I'm not sure yet. I'm in a rental house so external unless freestanding and unguyed would be a nono... suggestions welcomed... I'll post my exact latitude/longitude when I get it. Seannon, KD4IYI
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 Subject :Re:New User: Node KD4IYI-1 is now operational and on the map!.. 2014-06-29- 09:33:34 
w5pl
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Joined: 2014-06-20- 19:42:11
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Location: EM22hb
I was looking at the google map and noticed that no nodes are currently showing up.
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