Home Brew Night 2012

The first 2012 meeting of the San Lorenzo Valley Amateur Radio Club was held on Friday the 13th! Traditionally the first meeting of the year is Home Brew Night, where members share their ongoing projects and plans. Photos by Kerry Veenstra.                               […]

Raspberry Pi

A few hams in the SLVARC use GNU/Linux computers for purposes related to amateur radio. Since I just recently set up a GNU/Linux-based single-board computer, I’m documenting the steps that I took here in case anyone else wants to play, too. The board that I bought is good for data collection, processing, and uploading data to web sites or to a […]

HSMM-MESH: Upgrading the Firmware

My other article HSMM-MESH: My First Experience explains how to convert a factory-fresh WRT54GL wireless router into an HSMM-MESH node. This article explains how to update the firmware of a WRT54GL router that already has been configured as an HSMM-MESH node. The WRT54GL router described here is running firmware version 0.4.1 and is being upgraded […]

HSMM-MESH: My First Experience

(April 27, 2014: Links updated.) Note: If you already have an HSMM-MESH node and you want to upgrade its firmware, see HSMM-MESH: Upgrading the Firmware. I knew nothing of HSMM-MESH (High Speed Multi-Media Mesh) when I read that Joe Fisher, K5EJL, would be presenting at the August 5, 2011, club meeting. The announcement was intriguing, […]

UCSC Field Day 2011

Nearing the end of the UCSC’s academic quarter, Kerry Veenstra (K3RRY) thought, “Am I going to do Field Day this year?” There was little time before summer academic activities began, and the thought of an all-night competition was unappealing. But then UCSC professor Steve Petersen (AC6P) suggested that instead of focusing on scoring points, the […]