AREDN Network is Growing in Rhode Island

The Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) network is growing in Rhode Island!

New nodes on 2.4 GHz are operational at All Saints Academy using a 60 degree sector pointing west, and in Newport with an omni directional antenna. Look for SSIDs  AREDN or BBHN on channel -2.   These join existing nodes in Providence and NW RI.

Last week the Newport School Committee approved the placement of a W1VRC ham radio tower on campus which will include an AREDN node.  Other sites are being pursued in order to link — via RF — Newport County nodes to existing nodes in and around Providence.

The AREDN network currently supports these apps

  • IP cameras
  • Web Servers
  • PBX and VOIP Phones


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BBHN-Pi-VPN (HSMM-Pi with VPN) available to download and use!

I have just finished (well for now still have more to add in the future), BBHN-Pi-VPN for the Raspberry Pi. It is re-branding of HSMM-Pi but with VPN settings added in the web UI. I also have started tutorials and hope to have videos on how to set up a Raspberry-Pi. I also hope to have a copy of a SD card image to make it even easier to setup.

It is available on Github

the VPN Client install setup guide

the VPN Server setup guide

Thanks W1BAW

Bruce Wattendorf


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Interesting Article on Value of Mesh Networking

This article from MIT Technology Review, discusses some of the non-ham related mesh networking activities, including those of a company called Commotion Wireless.  An example is given of how modified WiFi Routers formed a mesh network after hurricane Sandy.

And this is a link to Commotion Wireless


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Presentations from April 27th CCRI Meeting Now Available

Copies of the presentations given at the April 27th CCRI BBHN Symposium are now available.  Please select “Presentations” Tab (area beneath the masthead photo), then click on the format you would like.

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Welcome to BBHN-RI.COM

Welcome to the BroadBand HamNet site for Rhode Island.  This website will contain information useful to hams interested in BBHN Mesh Networking.

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