Randy Smith (WU2S) will showcase recent advancements in the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN - pronounced “R-DEN”) project, how people are deploying it, and examples of applications and services provided, at the Wednesday, May 1st meeting of the Garden State Amateur Radio Association (GSARA) beginning at 7:30 PM. GSARA meets at the Red Cross office at 1540 W Park Avenue, Tinton Falls NJ (cross street Shafto), very near the Wawa on Shafto Road**. GSARA's website is https://www.gsara.club/
Amateur Radio MESH networking technology in many cases is based on reprogramming and re-purposing conventional WiFi equipment and adding high gain antennas. This can provide point-to-point IP data communications of tens of megabits per second over tens of miles distance, and when links are interconnected it allows for a creation of an Amateur Radio based digital network that supports most all IP services, things such as web browsing, email, FTP, IP telephony, streaming video, conferencing, to name a few.
Randy Smith, WU2S, is the president and founder of Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network Inc. a New Jersey 501c3 corporation which supports the AREDN open-source software development project. He built and maintains the AREDN website at https://www.arednmesh.org/