44. Broadband-Hamnet

The November 20th Clark County ARES meeting featured an interesting program about Broadband-Hamnet and its local representatives – the Miami Valley Mesh Alliance (MVMA). An MVMA team demonstrated several capabilities of this merger of ham radio and internet digital technologies, and the audience seemed suitably impressed.
Broadband-Hamnet links modified 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz routers into Amateur Radio nodes, which resemble Part 15 wireless computer networks but may operate under higher power and with greater range.
After viewing the program I did not immediately drop everything to run out and purchase a Broadband-Hamnet compatible router – it took me until today to track a used router down!
If you don’t already know about Broadband-Hamnet, check out their site at www.broadband-hamnet.org . MVMA’s next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 13th at 9:30 AM. The location is Beavercreek Fire Station 61, 2195 Dayton-Xenia Road on the east side of Beavercreek.