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Re: PI and HSMM

Brian Webster
 

That is not uncommon for those radios. They have the ability to put dishes on them and specifically use them for point to point microwave/Ethernet links. The Wireless ISP industry uses these extensively in this configuration in the unlicensed bands. HSMM networks are nothing new to the WISP’s and they have to run under lower power rules for the unlicensed bands. Ham radio use and the ability to move in to spectrum the WISP’s do not have legal access to is a big benefit. The Ubiquiti radios are proven performers in this type of deployment. Loading the firmware for HSMM on these already outdoor rated and proven radios really makes life much easier than trying to use a PI for the same purpose. The Pi can then be much better suited to run services on the network and not have to function as the node radio.

 

You can see how these radios are used in the WISP world http://www.ubnt.com/

 

 

 

 

From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...]
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Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: PI and HSMM

 

 

Can you describe how those units are installed? Those are pretty long LOS
paths
it seems to this newbie mushroom. Is that unique?

Howard W6IDS
Richmond, IN

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From: Michael Lussier mike.lussier@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 5:10 AM
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: PI and HSMM

Running Ubiquiti with bbhn loads for long haul links. One is 56km another
one 28km using 5ghz Bullets. All others are 14 or less km links.

Sent from an iPhone 5 iOS 8

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Re: PI and HSMM

W6IDS <w6ids@...>
 

Can you describe how those units are installed? Those are pretty long LOS paths
it seems to this newbie mushroom. Is that unique?

Howard W6IDS
Richmond, IN

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From: Michael Lussier mike.lussier@gmail.com [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 5:10 AM
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: PI and HSMM

Running Ubiquiti with bbhn loads for long haul links. One is 56km another one 28km using 5ghz Bullets. All others are 14 or less km links.

Sent from an iPhone 5 iOS 8

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Re: PI and HSMM

Michael Lussier <mike.lussier@...>
 

Running Ubiquiti with bbhn loads for long haul links. One is 56km another one 28km using 5ghz Bullets. All others are 14 or less km links.



Sent from an iPhone 5 iOS 8


Re: The new Raspberry PI A+ $20

Max
 

So exactly what are you looking for? Will an image of a working system do? When you say "gateway" do you mean "igate"? I have had APRX running for a while now and you are welcome to an image of it. Contact me off list if interested.

kg4pid at yahoo dot com
Max 


From: "samo.petelinc@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]"
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] The new Raspberry PI A+ $20

 

 "...if some needs APRS tracker or APRS node, or APRS gateway, simply loads
prepared distribution, ....."
 
if somebody have distribution for APRS gateway - i am interested, my Linux is sooooo bad....
now i have PI B+ but PI A is interesting....
for now i yust learnig and testing....
 
s56ips
 
p.s.
sorry for my bad english...



Re: PI and HSMM

Ronny Julian <k4rjjradio@...>
 

I prefer mine outside in a metal box just below the feedpoint of the vert. antenna.  One inch of feedline.  Nothing coming down the mast but CAT5.  PoE adapters make this happen.  I have two ready to go as soon as I get the antennas.
Ronny
K4RJJ

On Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 11:09 AM, Roy Crosier valvetimer@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

Be careful when using Linksys hardware if you value your HF operations. The blue boxes from the years around 2003 - 2010 emit a lot of noise that ruins many HF bands if the box is in the vicinity (house) of the HF radio. I had a lot of trouble before I realized
what was causing my problems with noise on HF.

Roy AC9DN

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Re: PI and HSMM

Roy Crosier <valvetimer@...>
 

Be careful when using Linksys hardware if you value your HF operations. The blue boxes from the years around 2003 - 2010 emit a lot of noise that ruins many HF bands if the box is in the vicinity (house) of the HF radio. I had a lot of trouble before I realized
what was causing my problems with noise on HF.

Roy AC9DN

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-Michel De Montaigne 1588


Re: PI and HSMM

Kerry McKenzie <kermck@...>
 

On 16-Nov-14 11:50 AM, wa3mej@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
 

Sorry about not answering your response Griff,  I caught a cold and have not done much with radio for a few days.  Thanks for the information and yes I am talking about 2.4GHz.  I would consider 900MHz but hardware for that band is harder to come by I think.  Currently I know a few people in this area that are interested in HSMM and I for one have had a problem finding Linksys hardware to support the HSMM software.  I did however save the Linksys hardware and am intending to use them as repeaters with an amplifier and good antenna attached to them along with DD-WRT software. This will allow me to connect from inside the house without hard connection to the outside hardware (except of course for power).  I would like to hear from anyone that has tried this approach... I would also like to hear from anyone in the Finksburg/Westminster/Reisterstown, Maryland area that is installing HSMM hardware to work with and compare notes with..

 

Thanks guys

 

Jim

 

 

 

 


 

Hi all
interesting comments however just as a quick simple and cost effective thought look at this link http://www.ubiquitishop.com.au/
As it is brilliant stuff to play with and you can run what ever you like over them.
I use them for commercial digital radio however you can run them for packet links D Star etc and the range is superb.
We are using 5 gigs and our longest link to date is 15 klms with - 63db signal
Food for thought?
cheers Kerry

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Kind Regards
Kerry McKenzie


Re: PI and HSMM

Jim
 

Sorry about not answering your response Griff,  I caught a cold and have not done much with radio for a few days.  Thanks for the information and yes I am talking about 2.4GHz.  I would consider 900MHz but hardware for that band is harder to come by I think.  Currently I know a few people in this area that are interested in HSMM and I for one have had a problem finding Linksys hardware to support the HSMM software.  I did however save the Linksys hardware and am intending to use them as repeaters with an amplifier and good antenna attached to them along with DD-WRT software. This will allow me to connect from inside the house without hard connection to the outside hardware (except of course for power).  I would like to hear from anyone that has tried this approach... I would also like to hear from anyone in the Finksburg/Westminster/Reisterstown, Maryland area that is installing HSMM hardware to work with and compare notes with..

 

Thanks guys

 

Jim

 

 

 

 


 


Re: RaspBerry Camera streaming through HAMNET High speed Amateur Radio Network

km4efp
 


Re: RaspBerry Camera streaming through HAMNET High speed Amateur Radio Network

km4efp
 

Get a NOIR camera and IR lamp for night time, though I believe that daytime image quality will suffer some with the lack of the IR filter.


Re: RaspBerry Camera streaming through HAMNET High speed Amateur Radio Network

Siegfried Jackstien
 

You should put a small led lamp towards the clock :-)

And for the niht time ... every full hour the "Tour Eiffel" is blinking
(additionally to the steady lights in the night)

So a view to the Eiffel tower in the night??? Why not?!?

(I was in Paris a few weeks ago ... that is the reason why I know the
"blinking" .... looks soooo nice)

Dg9bfc

sigi

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HAMNET High speed Amateur Radio Network



Hi,

I recently set up a 5GHz WiFi link connected to Paris area HAMNET at 10
Mb/s with RadioClub de Clamart relay station 12 Km away.

This was initiated and accomplished, thanks to the generous help of Remi
F6CNB who is an expert in this field.

HAMNET indoor router is connected to one of the three F6BVP's Raspberry
Pis already configured as AX.25 ROSE FPAC packet switching themselves
connected to FPAC and NetRom nodes all around the world through Internet
and to radio VHF 1200 bauds user links. These nodes relay APRS,
DxCluster and AX.25 traffic and F6FBB BBS bulletins.

The very fast connection demonstrated by the WiFi link to HAMNET quickly
lead me to install the Raspberry camera that had been laying for six
month on a shelf, waiting for an application.

After two days spent experimenting with the camera rapistill and
raspivid applications I decided to put the images and videos on a
webpage. Internet browsing gave me clues to different solutions, very
complicated and not really performing well. I finally found a site
explaining how to set up very easily an http video streaming that shows
also the best performance in quality of images and video time laps.

Now I want to share the results with this amateur group list and invite
every one interested by this kind of experiment to visit
http://f6bvp.org were are available instantaneous snapshot and video
from my shack and soon from my building roof in order to show the Paris
Eiffel tower and the sky of Paris as a kind of weather report. Of
course, at night, there is presently nothing to look at for I don't let
the light on !
When success is there, I invite those who are interested to share their
Raspberry camera streaming on a special web page I would open for this
purpose.

Please click onto the picture area at http://f6bvp.org in order to
access the HAMNET camera web page.

73 de Bernard, f6bvp




RaspBerry Camera streaming through HAMNET High speed Amateur Radio Network

Bernard f6bvp / ai7bg
 

Hi,

I recently set up a 5GHz WiFi link connected to Paris area HAMNET at 10 Mb/s with RadioClub de Clamart relay station 12 Km away.

This was initiated and accomplished, thanks to the generous help of Remi F6CNB who is an expert in this field.

HAMNET indoor router is connected to one of the three F6BVP's Raspberry Pis already configured as AX.25 ROSE FPAC packet switching themselves connected to FPAC and NetRom nodes all around the world through Internet and to radio VHF 1200 bauds user links. These nodes relay APRS, DxCluster and AX.25 traffic and F6FBB BBS bulletins.

The very fast connection demonstrated by the WiFi link to HAMNET quickly lead me to install the Raspberry camera that had been laying for six month on a shelf, waiting for an application.

After two days spent experimenting with the camera rapistill and raspivid applications I decided to put the images and videos on a webpage. Internet browsing gave me clues to different solutions, very complicated and not really performing well. I finally found a site explaining how to set up very easily an http video streaming that shows also the best performance in quality of images and video time laps.

Now I want to share the results with this amateur group list and invite every one interested by this kind of experiment to visit http://f6bvp.org were are available instantaneous snapshot and video from my shack and soon from my building roof in order to show the Paris Eiffel tower and the sky of Paris as a kind of weather report. Of course, at night, there is presently nothing to look at for I don't let the light on !
When success is there, I invite those who are interested to share their Raspberry camera streaming on a special web page I would open for this purpose.

Please click onto the picture area at http://f6bvp.org in order to access the HAMNET camera web page.

73 de Bernard, f6bvp


Re: The new Raspberry PI A+ $20

mike.lussier@...
 

I love these. I have one in the county EOC running Xastir with TNC-X. Three at home . One with Xastir and TNC-X. One with AMBE board and another as a PBX for my ip phones.
Two Beaglebone Black units with URI interfaces for repeaters.

Mike AE4ML


Re: The new Raspberry PI A+ $20

 

Aduino wins in low power projects.  
9v battery for a year, I expect.  
Also you can make a project unencumbered  by library code or OS.  It depends on what your goal is.  

Sent from my abacus

On Nov 12, 2014, at 11:18 AM, YT9TP Pedja yt9tp@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:

 

> The A+ interests me as the obvious 1-2 application headless non-wired
ethernet
> solution, if RAM is not a problem. It even makes me wonder if the
Arduino has
> one foot in the grave. Yes I know it's a controller and has analog
inputs.. but .....

Regarding cost, I would not mind having several A+ devices for various
jobs.

If some skilled people could make user friendly firmware like linux
distributions for A+ that would be awesome.

If one needs APRS tracker or APRS node, or APRS gateway, simply loads
prepared distribution, if he needs WSPR device, loads appropriate
distribution, needs 44net gateway, loads appropriate distribution,
etc... that could really make lots of services available to wider public.

Pedja
YT9TP

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Re: The new Raspberry PI A+ $20

samo.petelinc@...
 


 "...if some needs APRS tracker or APRS node, or APRS gateway, simply loads
prepared distribution, ....."

 

if somebody have distribution for APRS gateway - i am interested, my Linux is sooooo bad....

now i have PI B+ but PI A is interesting....

for now i yust learnig and testing....

 

s56ips

 

p.s.

sorry for my bad english...


Re: The new Raspberry PI A+ $20

YT9TP - Pedja
 

The A+ interests me as the obvious 1-2 application headless non-wired
ethernet
solution, if RAM is not a problem. It even makes me wonder if the
Arduino has
one foot in the grave. Yes I know it's a controller and has analog
inputs.. but .....

Regarding cost, I would not mind having several A+ devices for various jobs.

If some skilled people could make user friendly firmware like linux distributions for A+ that would be awesome.

If one needs APRS tracker or APRS node, or APRS gateway, simply loads prepared distribution, if he needs WSPR device, loads appropriate distribution, needs 44net gateway, loads appropriate distribution, etc... that could really make lots of services available to wider public.

Pedja
YT9TP


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The new Raspberry PI A+ $20

Larry Macionski
 

I noticed MCM electronics announced a RASPBERRY PI called the A+ for $20. Claiming it is the lowest cost single board computer available. That peaked my interest. (they offer $6 shipping every month about the 3rd weekend) So I plan my wish list for my monthly purchase.

I own 2 model B PI's. The only question I have regarding the A or the A+ is that RAM memory is 1/2 that of the model B or B+ 256K versus 512K.. the lack of ethernet connection is a non sequitor as so many of us are using wifi dongles. Plus small micro sd cards (2G-4G) are sold pennies on the dollar versus a year ago..

Is that going to impact all that is going on with ham radio applications that are out there for the most part or just limit the number of applications that can run at one time. After all I assume the O/S swaps programs in and out as needed but what effect will it have on us "cheep bastards"

I expect many of us will off load programs-applications we want available 24x7 to one of these cards, then to load "the big boy computer". 

The A+ interests me as the obvious 1-2 application headless non-wired ethernet solution, if RAM is not a problem. It even makes me wonder if the Arduino has one foot in the grave. Yes I know it's a controller and has analog inputs.. but .....

Those that know- GO---reply.. inquiring minds would like to know.. I expect a few replies.. Like an oil thread in a motorcycle forum. everyone is an expert who replies..

Larry W8LM
ARRL Life member -49 years hamming.



Re: RasPi APRS tracker?

Suryono Adisoemarta
 


Hi Alex,
 
is there any update on your PiCrumbs ?
 
 
73 de Yono / YD0NXX

> For those following along at home, APRSToolkit has been renamed
> PiCrumbs, as I have decided to leave out the planned IGate
> functionality. APRX does a fine job for that. I have also added some
> features and an example config file complete with comments.
>
> It's still not ready for a general release since it's under
> construction, but for the adventurous ones out there, the source code
> can be found at https://github.com/ab0tj/PiCrumbs
>
> 73! Alex/AB0TJ



Re: Preferred Hardware? Who's using what?

James French
 

Hey Ted.

Don't forget that since raspian is debain based, if you wanted to test hsmm-pi to get used to it,
you could load it up on just about 'any' version of ubuntu and tweak and break it to your hearts
content.

One suggestion if you go this route, do it on a stand alone ubuntu system. I tried hsmm-pi back
when  it came out on my personal laptop. It worked but caused plenty of headaches as the laptop
was my main internet access and I had to force the built in wireless card to connect to my router.

I have not tried any recent version of hsmm-pi on Ubuntu since it came out so user beware :)

James W8ISS



On Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 9:09 AM, jeweller@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

Hi OM,
        I was very disappointed to see that the WRT54-series WiFi routers were not to be supported for OpenWRT after early 2015 but slightly reassured to be informed that the final Broadband-Hamnet releases would continue to work for a period into the future.  I had just got 4 WRT54 Nodes established here in a personal cluster!  I have no intention to be able to use (or easy availability of) Ubiquiti units for BBHN applications so would prefer to go down the Raspberry Pi plus WiFi dongle route instead...
 
    Like many, I hope to use a Raspberry Pi as a BBHN Node – one is already loaded with the Scott Kidder, KK6DCI software - but inter-working with my WRT54’s is not 100% yet.  I do already use another Pi for Asterisk (superb!) and a third Pi for OpenVPN (99% functional and still actively being worked on). 
    Let’s hope there are many more Amateur Radio applications available for the Raspberry Pi as I have a fourth, spare Pi ready for just that.  I wanted to use it for Packet Radio (not APRS) applications but that mode appears substantially dead around my South of England QTH – sadly.
 
    Hope that helps, Ted, G4ELM



Re: DX Cluster - test

David Cole <dave@...>
 

I tested, worked fine for me...
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On Mon, 2014-11-03 at 14:44 +0000, IZ8MBW Fabio iz8mbw@yahoo.it
[Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:

Hi John, hi all,


I'm really sorry but my ISP have had problems, this was only the
problem.
Please, retry now and let me know.
Thanks!


73
Fabio, IZ8MBW

www.iz8mbw.net







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Da: John Stevens <jwstevens@gmail.com>
A: iz8mbw@yahoo.it
Inviato: Lunedì 3 Novembre 2014 15:30
Oggetto: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] DX Cluster - test


Hi Fabio,


Connected to your DX Spider CLuster for a few minutes and it
was quite responsive. I tried to do a SHOW/BANDS but the Pi or
software failed and disconnected. I tried to reconnect
several times a few minutes later, but no luck. I have been
reading the email about installing a cluster and have several
Pi's waiting for something to do. :-)


I hope you are successful in getting it to run again!


73 john K5JS

On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 7:53 AM, IZ8MBW Fabio iz8mbw@yahoo.it
[Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]
<Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Hi.
Sorry for this "a little off topic" msg but I have
finished to configure a DX Cluster Node on Raspberry
Pi.
I'm connected to it locally so it's not a full test.
I would like to invite you to connect to it and let me
know (via private email) if it's works well.


Connection details:


Host: dx.iz8mbw.net
Port: 7300


Many thanks.



73
Fabio, IZ8MBW

www.iz8mbw.net









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