Welcome fellow MESH users!!
If you have been brought here via the MESH link from my server node, please check out some of the other services that are available on other nodes as well.... there are social networks, file servers, maps, a speedtest... to only mention a few! Otherwise, check out my website and enjoy!
Check out my local club website, the Northeast Kingdom Amateur Radio Club. This is a newly formed club that will hopefully rejuvenate some interest in amateur radio in the Northeast Kingdom.
A Family Affair.......
Welcome to www.KA1PXZ.net. Amateur Radio is a family affair at the Brooks house! In addition to myself, Phil (KA1PXZ), there is my wife, Kelley (KE1LEY) and our son, Riley (KC1CDI)…….
I got my NOVICE ticket back in March 1986 and my TECH in June 1986. After enjoying the hobby for a couple of years, I became dormant... I went nearly two decades before picking up a mic again, shy of only renewing my license in 1997 and 2007. In 2014 I finally upgraded to GENERAL!
Also in 2014 my son, Riley, got his TECH ticket and I once again became active, trying to pick up on all the things that I had missed out on for the past 20 years. It's been a fun learning curve! If you can't beat 'em, join 'em...... My XYL, Kelley, got her TECH ticket in 2015. ***UPDATE - As of April, 2016, Kelley now has a new vanity call sign - KE1LEY.... *** In addition to spending some time on HF, I also have a UHF repeater on the air in Glover (see link above for info). I have also been "meshing" around using BBHN (see below), as well as having an APRS i-Gate on the air (KA1PXZ-1), which serves a good part of the Northeast Kingdom and the I-91 corridor (also, see below).
-73 & enjoy de Phil - KA1PXZ
NEW - The KA1PXZ UHF Repeater has finally been moved to its permanent home.... click the "KA1PXZ-Repeater" tab above for more information!!
The McCulloch Cam
Click on the camera above for the "McCulloch Cam", a live feed of our Golden Retriever puppy's daytime kennel.
Click on the router icon above for the KA1PXZ-1 MESH Node Status
· The KA1PXZ Broadband Hamnet™ mesh network consists of several nodes plus one portable node to act as a “repeater”.
· All MESH Nodes are Linksys WRT54G routers, flashed with the BBHN firmware. I am also running a Linksys WRT54-TM, a "T-Mobile" branded Linksys, that has the tunnel server component added to it as well. I've also added a Linksys WRT54GS as a tunnel client as well. Anyone running a MESH Network server or client that wishes to tunnel in, contact me at email@example.com for more information and connection info.
· Click the Broadband-Hamnet™ link or the AREDN link on the "links" page for more information on MESH Networks in Amateur Radio
Also running in the KA1PXZ shack is an APRS I-GATE. APRSIS/32 Software is running on a SuperMicro Server, coupled with a Pac-Comm Tiny 2 TNC running in KISS mode. This provides the link from the RF side to the network side. RF is provided using a Motorola Radius GM300, interfaced to the TNC using an Argent Data Systems GM-300 mini DIN adapter. It operates on the US standard APRS frequency of 144.390.
Click on the above link to take you to the aprs.fi map of KA1PXZ-1
Stay Tuned!!! More to come!!!
Contact KA1PXZ at firstname.lastname@example.org