Mesh Networking

For those that want to install a mesh node here in Putnam County, I present to you some information to help.

AREDN - Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network

AREDN Mesh Live Map

Airlink - Outdoor Wireless Link Calculator


Broadband-Hamnet or HSMM-MESH - is a useful site for information

The coordinates for the Short Mountain node is 35.86570, -85.97500 and the node is at 117 feet (35.6616 meters)

The 5ghz node is up at the CRA repeater tower on Phifer Mountain it is pointed at Short Mountain with a NanoBridge with 23dbi dish antenna, and there is a 5Ghz Rocket with 120 degree Sector antenna pointed at Cookeville. The coordinates are 36.082113, -85.374279 and the node is at 165 feet (50.2920 Meters) center aimed at 310 degrees Magnetic.

In the future we will add 2 more 5GHz nodes and 3 - 2.4GHz nodes to cover 360 degrees around the tower.

The coordinates for the 145.11 (Wetzel) node is 36.13138792121368, -85.4572163270443 and the node is at 170 feet (51.816 meters) and it is an 13db omni antenna

The more mesh nodes we add in Putnam County the better our coverage and the ability to use it during an emergency when there is no way to get network by usual means.