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 Subject :Re:Utah County.. 2015-06-17- 05:55:02 
KA7KDX
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I got my first wrt54g v2.2 loaded and configured last night, two more arriving via post today. I live in an apartment in Saratoga Springs with a clear view to Lake Mountain, and pretty much no place else. this thread is pretty old, hopefully this will breath some life into it. Brian
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 Subject :Re:Re:Utah County.. 2015-06-17- 22:12:30 
KA7KDX
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I be meshin!!! Got 2 nodes up, one is my internet gateway, the other has a old apple airport express hooked to it. I'm able to ping the internet from that node, so all is well(ish) Next project is to add a third node, and then ride my motorcycle up to Lake Mountain HP and see if I can join my mesh and others from there. I need to tuck a directional antenna back on my balcony so no one sees it, pointed at Lake Mountain HP. I'm probably a few weeks away from that since my bike is in the shop. It would be nice to resurrect the proposed project to put a node up there permanently. Anyone up for working on that with me? I dont even know where to start or who to talk to. Is there a repeater up there?
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 Subject :Re:Re:Utah County.. 2015-06-17- 22:37:02 
kd7vea
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Glad to see there is still a little interest in the mesh. If there is any kind of game plan to get a node put up on lake mountain/west mountain, I am all in and willing to help in any way. I love experimenting with the mesh network, but its hard to do much when there just isn't any other nodes to connect to. There is so much possible once a mesh is created, and I think its sad that more hams don't get involved. If you look at the amount of hams in a specific area on something like the QRZ.com maps, you will notice that there are hundreds of hams in your town that I bet you didn't know about. if even 1/10th of the hams would get involved, everyone could link with ominis, I have been testing between several of my own nodes doing everything from transferring files, pictures, remote rig control, and of course digital voice. hopefully we can stir up a little more interest and get something going here. KD7VEA
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 Subject :Re:Re:Utah County.. 2015-06-17- 22:37:09 
kd7vea
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Glad to see there is still a little interest in the mesh. If there is any kind of game plan to get a node put up on lake mountain/west mountain, I am all in and willing to help in any way. I love experimenting with the mesh network, but its hard to do much when there just isn't any other nodes to connect to. There is so much possible once a mesh is created, and I think its sad that more hams don't get involved. If you look at the amount of hams in a specific area on something like the QRZ.com maps, you will notice that there are hundreds of hams in your town that I bet you didn't know about. if even 1/10th of the hams would get involved, everyone could link with ominis, I have been testing between several of my own nodes doing everything from transferring files, pictures, remote rig control, and of course digital voice. hopefully we can stir up a little more interest and get something going here. KD7VEA
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 Subject :Re:Re:Utah County.. 2015-06-18- 09:41:50 
kg7dgh
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A first goal might be a unidirectional antenna at someone's home that has some elevation. Around North Utah County here that would be Suncrest or maybe Cedar Hills. Does anyone here live in a spot that a few others could aim at?

I agree it could be interesting to grow the mesh. I have given routers to my neighbors for this :)

I want to have IP camera, weather sensors that we could connect to. It would be pretty amazing to have those at a remote cabin we could mesh into. I've got a huacam on order that can do onvif video and also easily serve out jpeg still images. I haven't played with the weather sensor stuff. In any case we can bring this up at the microcontroller meetup. We've discussed mesh network in this group. http://www.meetup.com/MakeSaltLake/events/221721572/

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 Subject :Re:Re:Utah County.. 2015-06-18- 13:47:19 
kd7vea
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how many are interested that have a clear line of sight to the wind mills in Spanish Fork? I have been talking to a fellow ham that is interested in setting up a node, and he lives slightly higher than the wind mills, and just to the west of them. I know that from point of the mountain, on a clear day, I can see the windmills(Its a good reference point). I have already offered up a free dish antenna, but I don't have any nodes to spare right now. and maybe if anyone has a good connection with the gun club in Spanish Fork, that could be an good location with line of sight into a lot of Utah valley from Spanish Fork and north. I have a few extra 24DBi dish antennas that I am willing to donate to a good cause, and though I am far from a pro, I offer up any help or parts that I can to get this project moving. Jake KD7VEA
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 Subject :Re:Re:Re:Utah County.. 2015-06-29- 21:36:23 
n7ego
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I have a node up at the south end of Cedar Hills.  Not as much elevation as the north part of Cedar Hills.  But looking back in my logs I see that it connected briefly with kg7dgh-4 on April 27 around 10:30 pm.  It's been down most of the time since then due to a construction project at my house, but I put it back up last week.  It's on the south side of the house and has a clear view to the south and west, which is not ideal for connecting to Highland.  But I'm intrigued since they did see each other that one time in the past.  Has your node moved since then or is it still in the same location?





[kg7dgh 2015-06-18- 09:41:50]:

A first goal might be a unidirectional antenna at someone's home that has some elevation. Around North Utah County here that would be Suncrest or maybe Cedar Hills. Does anyone here live in a spot that a few others could aim at?


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 Subject :Re:Re:Utah County.. 2015-07-01- 11:56:02 
kg7dgh
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Hi n7ego. Your mesh was contacted by my mobile rig, namely a router in my car. I picked up about 5 stations driving around doing errands Salt Lake around that time as well. I have to remember to check it before it loses power. Sometimes you can see contact was made but not established well enough to get a callsign and other times there is a callsign in the history.

I've set up hamchat on my node and put it in the advertised services jic.

I think a cool hack while we are still trying to grow to an interesting network would be for hamchat to log connect & disconnects with other mesh nodes. I dug around and looked at the APIs that are used to get the mesh topology and it could watch for changes there.

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 Subject :Re:Utah County.. 2015-07-01- 19:38:55 
n7ego
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A mobile rig!  That explains why our nodes only connected once.

I run a script once an hour as a cron job on a Raspberry Pi attached to one of my mesh nodes.  It sends me an email whenever my node sees a new "neighbor" for the first time.


#!/bin/bash
if test $# -lt 1; then
	echo "Usage: meshNotify <host>"
	exit 1
fi

# Get list of current connections from the mesh node
cd ~/meshNotify
scp -i ~/.ssh/petKey -P 2222 root@$1:/tmp/node.history .
cat node.history | mawk '{print $3}' > nodeList

# Compare with the previous list and figure out what's new
fprev="nodeList.old"
newNodes=""
if [ -e "$fprev" ]
then
	newNodes=$(grep -v -f nodeList.old nodeList)
fi
cp nodeList nodeList.old
echo "New nodes:"
echo $newNodes

# Email list of new nodes
if [ -n "$newNodes" ]; then
	echo "Sending email"
	echo "Subject: Mesh node connection" > msg.txt
	echo "" >> msg.txt
	echo "Connection from new node(s):" >> msg.txt
	echo $newNodes >> msg.txt
	cat msg.txt | /usr/sbin/ssmtp myemail@example.com
	echo "Email content: "
	cat msg.txt
	rm msg.txt
fi
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 Subject :Re:Re:Utah County.. 2015-08-09- 23:06:57 
WE7AA
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Just getting started with MESH. I have an Bullet M2 coming and have an 24 DBI parabolic antenna already on roof from WiFi. Hope to get it setup in a week or two and see if I can connect with someone. I am in American Fork. Mike ~ WE7AA
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 Subject :Re:Re:Utah County.. 2015-08-09- 23:07:20 
WE7AA
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Just getting started with MESH. I have an Bullet M2 coming and have an 24 DBI parabolic antenna already on roof from WiFi. Hope to get it setup in a week or two and see if I can connect with someone. I am in American Fork. Mike ~ WE7AA
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 Subject :Re:Re:Utah County.. 2015-08-27- 12:44:04 
WE7AA
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Hey, lonely here in AF. Anyone MESHING in AF?
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