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 Subject :Re:Hamilton.. 2014-11-26- 13:40:50 
VA3MFD
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Hi Bob I might have the opportunity to put up a node at Dixie and Burnhamthorpe, do we know if VE3MIS has coverage this way and which way should I point the antenna to get a link. I tried today with the stock antennas and got nothing. I might go pick up a 12bdi indoor directional and see if i can zero in on these mississauga nodes. Thanks Shawn
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 Subject :Re:Hamilton.. 2014-11-26- 13:59:45 
VA3MFD
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 Subject :Re:Hamilton.. 2014-12-29- 13:19:51 
VE3RTJ
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Joined: 2013-08-19- 07:21:12
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Location: Hamilton, Canada FN03

I'm pleased to report that the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club Mesh hub is on the air. Located at the corner of Fennel Ave. and Upper Gage Ave. in Hamilton, Ontario, with an antenna HAAT of about 75 meters. We've installled 3 Ubiquiti Nanostation M2's on the North, East and South side of the apartment penthouse. All are running Broadband-Hamnet V 3.0. Nodes are named VE3NCF-EAST, VE3NCF-NORTH, and VE3NCF-SOUTH.

In doing some mobile signal checks, I was able to link up using a Nanostation M2 on my van's roof rack from the intersection of Brant and Dundas in Burlington (right below the repeater tower). Coverage projections indicate good coverage into Burlington and Oakville across the bay, and most of the central mountain area of Hamilton.

It's entirely possible that a link could be established to Oakville across the lake, although the distance becomes challenging.

Please, if you do establish a connection grab a screenshot of the mesh status page showing LQ and email me. At the moment, no services are on the network, but are being planned for a spring instaillation.

We still have some configuration tweaking to figure out, but don't anticipate taking the nodes down for more than an occasional reboot.

More details will appear on the club website: http://www.hamiltonarc.ca

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 Subject :Re:Re:Hamilton.. 2014-12-30- 15:25:41 
VE3CWU
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Location: Mississauga

Hi Shawn

Dixie and Burnhamthorpe is quite a bit off of our path between ve3mis-rptr and ve3mis-stn.  ve3mis-rptr is 2 blocks south of Burnhamthorpe and 1 block east of Hurontario. You will need to aim 209 degrees from your Dixie/Burnhamthorpe site to hit ve3mis-rptr. It is 4.1km.  What do you have for equipment / antenna / height at that location? We would consider another node pointing in that direction for you!  If you are in the area and feel like a Timmies let me know I live nearby.  Best to keep in touch by email bob@rcflier.com  



[VA3MFD 2014-11-26- 07:40:50]:

Hi Bob I might have the opportunity to put up a node at Dixie and Burnhamthorpe, do we know if VE3MIS has coverage this way and which way should I point the antenna to get a link. I tried today with the stock antennas and got nothing. I might go pick up a 12bdi indoor directional and see if i can zero in on these mississauga nodes. Thanks Shawn

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 Subject :Re:Re:Hamilton.. 2014-12-30- 15:29:33 
VE3CWU
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Joined: 2014-07-28- 08:37:55
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Location: Mississauga

Ron ( and Shawn)

Very encouraging that you could link between Hamilton site and Burlington rptr site using mobile hsmm.  I too use a mobile for such testing purposes.

I will add the location of your nodes at Fennel Ave. and Upper Gage and the repeater site in Burlington to my ( personal) Google Earth HSMM plot.  If you want a Google Earth kmz file email me at bob@rcflier.com 



[VE3RTJ 2014-12-29- 07:19:51]:

I'm pleased to report that the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club Mesh hub is on the air. Located at the corner of Fennel Ave. and Upper Gage Ave. in Hamilton, Ontario, with an antenna HAAT of about 75 meters. We've installled 3 Ubiquiti Nanostation M2's on the North, East and South side of the apartment penthouse. All are running Broadband-Hamnet V 3.0. Nodes are named VE3NCF-EAST, VE3NCF-NORTH, and VE3NCF-SOUTH.

In doing some mobile signal checks, I was able to link up using a Nanostation M2 on my van's roof rack from the intersection of Brant and Dundas in Burlington (right below the repeater tower). Coverage projections indicate good coverage into Burlington and Oakville across the bay, and most of the central mountain area of Hamilton.

It's entirely possible that a link could be established to Oakville across the lake, although the distance becomes challenging.

Please, if you do establish a connection grab a screenshot of the mesh status page showing LQ and email me. At the moment, no services are on the network, but are being planned for a spring instaillation.

We still have some configuration tweaking to figure out, but don't anticipate taking the nodes down for more than an occasional reboot.

More details will appear on the club website: http://www.hamiltonarc.ca




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 Subject :Re:Hamilton.. 2015-01-12- 19:12:23 
VE3CWU
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Joined: 2014-07-28- 08:37:55
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Location: Mississauga

Hello Ron, Shawn ( et all )

On the very favourable comments from Ron and Shawn I have treated myself to a couple of Nanostation M2 and a Bullet M2.

I have to say that I am very impressed so far with the testing I have done.  Thanks for the "hot tip" on these devices.

I will keep you posted on further testing

73, Bob

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 Subject :Re:Hamilton.. 2015-01-13- 19:40:34 
VE3CWU
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Location: Mississauga

Hello Shawn VA3MFD and Chris VE3SKH, I see that you 2 are neighbours, only about .2km apart !!  Have you been able to make a link from QTH to QTH ?

Bob

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 Subject :Re:Re:Hamilton.. 2015-02-01- 16:45:07 
VE3CWU
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Location: Mississauga

Hello again Shawn - please give me some GPS co-ordinates, or an address where your location is at Dixie and Burnhamthorpe. I would like to do a mobile test for you to see if we can make a link to the mesh from your location there. Bob, ve3cwu at rac.ca

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