Monday, July 25, 2011
HSMM-Mesh nodes update
I now have four mesh nodes up and running in various forms from unmodified to portable battery powered node. These have been working great together. I have had no problems with auto association or hopping from node to node. I have been working on connecting these nodes with a mobile server that can connect to Paclink and send Winlink messages via 2m RF. This is a mobile node that can be placed where needed during an event or emergency. This would let a served agency connect to the portable server and using only a web browser have email capabilities. This means that only a web address and password is needed to access the system, no software needs to be installed at the served agency. The next thing for this project is to have HF capability since we do not have enough 144/440 RMS Gateway Nodes in the state, I hope this will change in the future. I will in a future post go into more detail about the mobile Apache server, but initial testing is very favorable.