AREDN (Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network)
is a project aimed at using wifi devices flashed with an open firmware
to create a computer network independent of the internet. Since hams have access to sections of the 2.4 GHz
and 5.8 GHz
bands that regular wifi devices don't, those channels are quieter and longer distances can be achieved with directional antennas.
on the Vancouver Island is doing a lot of work to create this network in our area, and more people on the West Coast have started experimenting with some of the equipment.
shows the nodes that are live in the area.
A Quick Note
We've tried to make this website as accessible as possible to the general public. However, some links can only be accessed while connected to AREDN. When that's the case, links will have this mesh icon on the left instead of the regular globe . For example: