The Ham Radio Network - An Update
IP Networking is one of the fastest growing modes in amateur radio. The ham radio internet (lower-case eye) is growing steadily in coverage, user population and provided services.
Driven by continuous improvements in custom open source software for wireless access points by AREDN (arednmesh.org) and support of equipment from more vendors, it now covers from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border and east at least to the Inland Empire. At any given time there are more than 400 nodes up and running in Southern Calfornia
Orv Beach (ham radio callsign W6BI will provide an update on that growth with metrics, maps and graphs. He'll also cover some of the more significant network events, including screenshots of video streams of 2010's brush fires from networked mountaintop webcams to YouTube.