Thursday, July 10, 2020

We have just received word from the OCARC technical team that 360 degrees (3 sectors) of HAMwan have now been installed at Turtle Mountain. There's still some tuning and testing to do, but this is great news for Vernon HAMs.

With this in place, the NORAC technical team will point the Commonage West repeater site to use HAMwan for internet access. This will allow IRLP and PiEGOv2 to return to the site - yay!

For those of you itching to try out HAMwan, now is the time to buy a dish and make a project of setting it up.

Note that HAMwan network use needs to be unencrypted-HAM-project-related network traffic only. It is NOT for surfing the web or use as a wireless ISP to replace your home internet service. ;)

Check back for details on the VE7EGO client setup that will happen in the next few weeks. We'll document the settings used as well as the process to set up the client for Vernon use.

NORAC Vice-President 2017-2010, Technical Committee Lead 2020