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, […]

SLVARC Field Day 2011

“CQ Field Day this is K6MMM” The San Lorenzo Valley Amateur Radio club in conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Club held the 2011 ARRL field day at the scenic CAL FIRE training facility located on Empire Grade Road. The SLVARC would like to thank CAL FIRE for their continuing support for this crucial emergency […]

2011 Field Day – CW Station (Part II)

(See Part I of this article.) Much time was spent finding and removing yesterday’s accumulation of the myriad grass seeds, stickers, nettles, fox tales, rocks and other undesired biota from socks, shoes, pants, shirts, and wherever else they had lodged for the evening. Only a few hardy souls had stayed over Friday night. The Twins […]

2011 Field Day – CW Station (Part I)

The effort for this year’s CW station started about three days after the end of Field Day 2010. We’d had some good success with inverted-Vee Yagi-Uda wire antennas in previous years, so it was proposed to erect similar structures this year. The goal was to hit both 40-meter and 80-meter bands with dual three-element antennas. […]