AREDN: The technology and considerations to build adhoc wireless networks


Off-Grid long distance wireless networks are rapidly growing on Amateur Radio Microwave allocations across cities and counties around the world.  Ham Radio operators are repurposing low cost Wireless ISP devices.  Neighbors are connecting with each other across the street, Cities are connecting up Police stations with Community Centers, and Counties are connecting together to create regional links, now common, over 40 miles. 

Joe Ayers (ham radio callsign AE6XE) will detail the goals of AREDN (, the open source technology, the wireless capabilities, the network architecture, and the considerations to deploy long distance microwave links.    He’ll also show examples of devices commonly used for Sector coverage. Point-to-Point links, and wide area coverage.  Anyone with an entry level Ham Radio Technician class license will walk away with the knowledge to create their own off-grid internet.

Room 212
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 16:30 to 17:30