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AREDN highly recommends upgrading to AREDN security release v3.16.1.1
For more information: http://www.aredn.org/content/release-notes-aredn-v31611
 

News


​AREDN Group in South Africa Responds to Fire Disaster

A group of amateur radio operators in South Africa known as the the Mossel Bay Mesh Network responded to a call for emergency communications assistance in the recent fire disaster in the Western Cape area. 

After the fires began on 7 June, a call went out for amateur radio assistance on 8 June when cell phone, landline and Internet services were lost.Hams responding to the call include: ZS2I, ZS1Q, ZS1ZS, ZS1HB, ZR1AOC and ZS1I. These radio amateurs worked around the clock to assist their local communities. Johan Terblanche, ZS1I, an administrator of the AREDN Mossel Bay Mesh Network reports that disaster communication links remained active until normal telecommunication service was restored on June 11, while the local hams remain on high alert.

It has been reported that the widespread fire caused a number of fatalities, destroyed over 430 structures and displaced thousands of people. The disaster relief efforts are continuing.

The Mossel Bay Mesh Network has posted videos and still photographs of the fire on their web site.
Reported by Southgate Amateur Radio News and the...

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Updated date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 17:19


QST Magazine Article - AREDN A High-Speed Data Network


Andre Hansen, K6AH wrote an article, published in the June 2017 edition of QST, offering a thorough discussion of a high-speed multimedia network for public service applications..

​We present the full article here, which was reprinted with permission from the June 2017 issue of QST, a publication of the ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®

Updated date: Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 12:02

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Announcements


​K6AH Wins the June 2017 QST Cover Plaque Award

The ARRL announced today that the winning article for the June 2017 QST Cover Plaque award is “AREDN — A High-Speed Data Network" by Andre Hansen, K6AH.

The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the July issue today.

See page 36 of the June 2017 issue of QST for the article.


​Video Recordings Wanted

We are starting to collect video recordings of AREDN networking activities for use in education and promotions. If you have experience in creating quality videos of people working outdoors, and are interested in helping us tell the story, please contact Randy WU2S by email to wu2s at aredn.org

The video segments we want can be as short as 15 to 20 seconds but no more than about 2 minutes. A video with a focus on a specific activity works best. Examples of such activities include: installing an AREDN mesh node on a mast at a new deployment, a view of a served agency staffer (eg. OEM, Red Cross, etc.) using a mesh connected VoIP phone or WinLink during an exercise or deployment, video captures from camera used to support public officials at parades, bike races and 10K runs. A picture of the AREDN label on the equipment used would be a big plus.

Field Day is a great opportunity to capture some mesh networking in the context of our annual preparedness exercise.

Be sure to get a model's release from anyone you record so that the AREDN project can freely use their image on the website and in marketing...

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New Website Feature - Photo Galleries


We had a lot of fun at Hamvention 2017 and wanted to share some photos of the event with you. As the AREDN project team attends more events and gets to meet you in person, we will add more galleries.
Look for the Photo Galleries on the Main Menu bar under About Us


​K6AH Hamvention Forum Presentation on HamRadio 2.0

Jason KC5HWB just published his video recording of Andre's Hamvention presentation Building a High-Speed AuxComm Data Network. Go to Jason's YouTube channel HamRadio2,0 to view the session. Make sure to give it a "thumbs up" if you like it and subscribe to the channel so you don't miss any of the very informative episodes.
K6AH Hamvention 2017 presentation


​Hamvention 2017 Photos


We have posted a photo album on the AREDN Facebook page.
The only regret is that we could only capture a small fraction of the fun we had and just a few of the great people we met.


Presentations Are Now Available

​A collection of presentations by and about the AREDN™ Project is available on a new sub-menu link to the Presentations Archive Page. 
To get there, select DOCS from the main menu bar, then PRESENTATIONS from the dropdown list.
Please watch for the video of Andre K6AH's Hamvention 2017 presentation to be published soon on Jason KC5HWB's website Ham Radio 2.0 

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