NMHamWAN IP network for All Amateurs radio operators. Come Learn about the system!

Next educational meeting on High Speed Megabit IP Network. This is open to All amateurs radio operators. Come join in for a presentation March 28th @1300, By N5HC and KC5IZR on NMHamWan dot org .

Then next educational meeting will be Saturday March 03.28.2015@1300​​. Presentation will be made by N5HC and KC5IZR . The meetings are held @ the APD North West Substation. 4051 Ellison Avenue, NW 87114

Chris Drummond
KC5IZR
Rio Rancho
443.700 +100 Allstar node 27580

More information on the upcoming meeting

Check out he Presentation given IN Memphis. Ryan even Mentions New Mexico HamWan Groups.

HamWAN Memphis Metro Tri-State Repeater Association Presentation, Nov 14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDcajIHtyJA&noredirect=1
Chris Drummond
KC5IZR
Rio Rancho
443.700 +100 Allstar node 27580

NMHamWAN IP network for All Amateurs radio operators. Come Learn about the system!

Next educational meeting on Megabit IP Network. This is open to All amateurs radio operators. Come join in for a presentation March 28th @1300 By N5HC and KC5IZR on NMHamWan dot org .

The meetings are help @ the APD North West Substation. 4051 Ellison Avenue, NW 87114

Chris Drummond
KC5IZR
Rio Rancho
443.700 +100 Allstar node 27580

NMHamWAN IP network for Amateurs radio operators.

Stay tuned for the Next educational meeting on High Speed data network. Come join in for a presentation March 28th @1300 By N5HC and KC5IZR on NMHamWan dot org . The meetings are help @ the APD North West Substation. 4051 Ellison Avenue, NW 87114

HamWAN is a forward-thinking amateur IP network. It scales well, is security focused, and is friendly with other ham networks (AMPR and even NW-MESH/HSMM-MESH to a degree). It’s more flexible, configurable, and higher performance than other solutions as well.

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What is it used for

From experimentation to remote site access, HamWAN can be used as a high-speed data network to augment your existing amateur radio interests. Use it to bring internet access to a repeater, share surveys and other geodata, send email or even have a video conference!

Why HamWAN

HamWAN is a forward-thinking amateur IP network. It scales well, is security focused, and is friendly with other ham networks (AMPR and even NW-MESH/HSMM-MESH to a degree). It’s more flexible, configurable, and higher performance than other solutions as well.

How can I get involved

Get connected to our network! Join us in our live chat at #HamWAN on Freenode to ask any questions! We’re deploying our system to be compliant with the HamWAN standards, so check there to make technical contributions to the plan.

Chris Drummond
KC5IZR
Rio Rancho
443.700 +100 Allstar node 27580

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class

Sandoval County ARES

JACEY SCHUETTE via bounce2.pobox.com 2:08 PM (3 hours ago) to ALL

Our next Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training class will be held on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 6 PM to 9 PM, starting April 7, 2015 and continuing each Tuesday and Thursday through April 30, 2015. We already have 8 people registered for this, our 44th CERT class.

CERT is the very best citizen preparedness program available. Class is open to anyone 18 or older and youth 15-17 may attend with a parent or other adult sponsor. City employees earn a complete years’ worth of safety training credit for attending. It is free for everyone and, upon completion of the training; you receive a CERT kit and supplies worth about $75. What a deal!

You can register by calling me at 891-5856, replying to this e-mail, or by going on line to www . ci . rio-rancho . nm . us then clicking Departments, then Fire Rescue, then Emergency Management and CERT. More information on the program is available on line and there are also links to the national web site. Come join us!

Jacey Schuette

Assistant to Emergency Manager

CERT Coordinator

City of Rio Rancho

Jschuette

505-891-5856

Chris Drummond
KC5IZR
Rio Rancho
443.700 +100 Allstar node 27580

NMHamWAN get connected.

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Connecting to the network depends on a few things: will you have coverage where you are? are you planning to integrate into your existing network, or create a new one? While many people have succeeded in joining the network independently, we recommend working with a HamWAN elmer initially to help make the process easier. Join us in our webchat to ask any questions.

In this guide, we will purchase the hardware, assemble the hardware, configure the metal to connect, find where you have signal the best, mount the hardware, and then integrate it with your home network.

Request your ARRL LotW Certificate

This process is a bit time consuming, due to waiting for a postcard to arrive to verify your account. So, we recommend you start here. You don’t have to have an ARRL membership to use this service, either.

  1. First, download the software “TQSL”. Links are as follows (current as of April 2014): Windows, Mac, or Source
  2. Install the software as required on your specific platform. For more specific help with this, refer to the ARRL.
  3. Once installed, you will be prompted with “You have no callsign certificate installed on this computer with which to sign log submissions. Would you like to request a callsign certificate now?” Click yes.
  4. Fill the fields with your details; note that QSO end date in most cases should be left empty.
  5. Once complete, you will be prompted “Do you want to upload this certificate request to LoTW now?” Click yes.
  6. Once this has completed, you will see the full TQSL window. Go ahead and click on the “Callsign Certificates” tab, select your certificate, and click on the “Save the callsign certificate” button.
  7. For radio amateurs in USA authentication is done with a postcard that is mailed to your address that is in the FCC database. If this address is not current please visit the FCC ULS website and update your address information. You will go to the LoTW web page and enter an eight digit code from the postcard after which the TQ6 file will be e-mailed to the user.
  8. If you’re in the US, the postcard will give you instructions; basically, go to http://p1k.arrl.org/lotw/passwordand enter the code on the front (located 2 lines above the mailing address). Once you get your postcard, jump to the section marked “Import your certificate for HamWAN”.

Buy the hardware

Assemble the hardware

  • Assemble the grid dish, taking care to ensure it is oriented for H-pol like in the picture to the right.
  • Mount the grid dish on a mast, which then on put on something like a tripod
  • Attach the metal to the grid dish. FYI, make sure to never power on the metal unless it is attached to an antenna
  • Use the included hose clamps to mount the metal to the mast
  • Connect the metal to the power injector, and plug it into your computer; attach power and listen for the beeps

Configure the metal to connect to HamWAN

  1. Upgrade your modem
    1. Download the latest version of the “mipsbe”, “All packages” version of RouterOS from here
    2. Connect to the router using winbox. The WinBox application above is a GUI tool for configuring the router. To auto-discover your modem, click the […] button and then double click on the MAC address (not the 192.168.88.1 IP address) that comes up. This will force winbox to use a Layer 2 protocol, not dependent on IP settings. If you double click on the IP address, winbox will use a Layer 3 protocol, and any IP changes you make might disconnect you. Default login = admin and password is blank.
    3. Click on “Files”
    4. Drag and drop the file you downloaded into the Files window
    5. After the transfer is done, reboot the router by clicking System -> Reboot
    6. Re-connect to the device once it comes online and open the command line interface to the router. You can open a command line in WinBox by clicking on “New Terminal”. To paste commands in winbox, it’s necessary to right-click and select paste rather than trying to use Ctrl-V.
  2. Give your modem a name! Your callsign and then your location is a good idea.

Mid weekly notices NM5MR.com

As usual we will have our Weekly coffee This Wednesday 12:00-12:15 @ Village Inn, 1741 Rio Rancho Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. ​Please Let me know if you are planning on coming so I can make sure there is table space is available .
NMHamWan.org Is ACTIVE on Sandia Crest, With coverage to South East and South West sectors. ​Why!! Nmhamwan.org/wp
Then next educational meeting will be January Saturday 01.24.15 @1300​​. Presentation will be made by Don W5FHA on Direction finding . The meetings are help @ the APD North West Substation. 4051 Ellison Avenue, NW 87114

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