Mesh Nodes Start to Grow in New England

From Newport County (RI) Radio Club Facebook page:

Thanks are due to Rob, KB1ZZU, Eagle Scout (and Wentworth Institute student) and David Streets, his dad, for spending seven hours atop a roof on a windy Tuesday doing heavy maintenance and system hardening on three ARDEN mesh nodes in Cranston, Rhode Island. The 2 GHz and 5 GHz nodes are back online and are ready for action. The work party was organized by Mike, K1NPT.

Eagle Scout Rob, KB1ZZU, and his dad readied three mesh nodes for service in Cranston, RI.









[You can learn more about New England spectrum usage and mesh networks at <>.]


Spectrum Protection and Utilization Has a New Web Page

Chart of the electromagnetic spectrumWe’ve created a place to let the New England Division keep up to date on the work to preserve our frequencies and maximize their use.  Our groups are working on ways to better find and eliminate noise and to coordinate the work of various mesh network groups throughout New England.  We are also going to post any developments in pending FCC actions and any other current events that can affect our frequencies.

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January Town Hall Question: How Does My Shack Live On?

Some hams want to know that their equipment will “live on” and be used, especially if it can be made a part of a museum exhibit or club station.  Finding the right place and then including that provision in a will isn’t always easy.  There may not be a museum near-by and the local club may not have a station of any equipment of its own.  We’ve gathered up some information and provided them as either links or text that may point in the right direction.

I’ve been involved in helping to dispose of several estates over the (too many) years and never found a better solution than having a committee of club members help out.  This goes for disposing of the estate as well as finding a good home to donate the equipment to.  That can be a museum, with tax advantages for the estate but it could be a ham who could not otherwise afford that equipment or one that is handicapped.  Using a local club committee usually avoids commissions though the club sometimes shares in the proceeds with the family’s appreciation for their efforts.

If you have additional web sites or information you think we should include let me know and we’ll take a look.

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