Greetings fellow ARROWheads (et al),
ARROW General meetings are always scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Doors open at 7pm for eyeball QSOs with a brief business meeting starting at 7:30pm. A radio related presentation then follows at roughly 8pm. Meetings are open to members and non-members alike – all are welcome to attend.
Date/Time: Wednesday May 13th 7:00pm – 9pm-ish
Location: Washtenaw Community College
4800 E Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Room BE-171 or 172
Presentation: “Wireless Ypsilanti” and OLSR Mesh networking [ www.wirelessypsi.com ]
Steve Pierce (K5HDL) from Wireless Ypsilanti will show us how inexpensive WiFi Access Points using special built-in software are being deployed by volunteers all over a large geographic area providing a free high-speed Internet access network. This is a form of OLSR “Mesh” networking that has taken off in popularity in the last several years as an easy plug-and-play wireless network topology. Simply deploy a number of nodes within RF range of their neighbor(s) and the network will *automatically* configure itself and route traffic around any outages. This is similar to the Amateur Radio “HSMM-Mesh” technology.
If you have an HSMM-Mesh node or a Meraki MR-18 AP, feel free to bring it along. Perhaps we can set up an ad-hoc network (time permitting).