MESH Group

MESH on Field Day.pngThe HSMM MESH Group
A few years ago, someone discovered you could modify old Linksys Routers into self networking High Speed Multi-Media MESH devices.  A group of hams with an interest in the subject was quickly formed, and various Linksys devices were converted for MESH use.  Various Ubiquity devices were found to be MESH friendly as well, capable of larger memories, and faster networking at higher speeds.  Eperiments in range and compatability were conducted, and in 2015 and 2016 MESH units were used to connect logging computers at the AARC Field Day site.  Club members even experimented in sending video over MESH links furing the Annapolis 10K race.   (Two converted Linksys routers and a high gain antenna, all used for Field Day 2016 are shown to the right)..

After Giff Hammar, the chairman of the group departed for his new home in Maine, interest fadec.  But today as we begin 2018, the group is getting back together.  MESH use for things like ARES and RACES seems to be on the upswing.  The group is meeting again, this time on the second Sunday of each month at 1:00 PM..  They'd love to see you at a meeting!