Our local RAYNET group is exploring the use of the AREDN MESH software. We have deployed multiple nodes running various equipment tests. We have an Intranet Web Server, CCTV, VoIP phones and a RaspPBX. We are using VPNs to interconnect the core nodes situated at various member’s houses.
I have replaced and combined the Radio Cabinet and the Radio Bag with flight cases.
The cabinet took up a lot of space and was near impossible to move around due to weight. I can now divide the equipment, and weight, up into several flight cases. Change is frequent and its now a lot easier to move the cases around and modify the configurations etc.
The current three sections are Mesh, Radio and Network. “Mesh” at the top has the AREDN Node and the Raspberry Pi Servers and the Mesh Mikrotik Router. “Radio” in the middle has the SIMOCO radios and the Yeasu FT-857D. “Network” at the bottom has the Main Mikrotik Router, the Dev Servers and the switches.
Needed a new, bigger hole in the ceiling to feed the many new coax cables through to the loft.
No more do I have to poke coax through the ceiling and then solder the plugs back on !
Just need to remove the old coax runs and fill the smaller holes.
Power terminals fitted. The thinking is that Anderson connectors can be disconnected from the PSUs and then plugged in to the battery leads for off grid use.
Going to need some sort of cable management out the back here.
The mic holder fits quite well here I think. I really like the layout of it all.
Currently they are just meshing with the node in my truck.
Replaced the firmware on a couple of Ubiquity Nano Stations with the latest AREDN software.
I needed a go box of mesh stuffs that could be deployed quickly and contain some PIs, an access point and an AREDN node.
I am quite fond of the Really Useful Box series and have a number of them with project parts and tools in etc. So I choose a 9L box to try and fit some bits in.
AREDN MESH node boxed up with a couple of PIs. One VoIP Server and one Intranet/File Server. Space for one more coming.
Also includes a Wi-Fi access point. The Mikrotik RouterBoard is running The Dude Server and also allows some MESH to Local Network traffic routing.
This all fits pretty snug and hidden away behind the passenger seat.
Using a plastic fish food container as the main body / cover to mount the GPS and Wi-Fi adapters for the Icom IC-2820 radio and CarPC.