The JPL Amateur Radio Club has several “nodes” on the Amateur Radio mesh network. The mesh network uses equipment that is typically used for Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISP) but use firmware developed by the ARDEN team to support amateur radio operations. Each device on the mesh network is called a “node”. The mesh network functions like the regular Internet but is separate and operates on gigahertz frequencies that all licensed amateur radio operators can use. For more information, see https://www.arednmesh.org.
The JPL Amateur Radio Club operates the following mesh network nodes
JPL ARC Mesh Network Nodes
|Name||Device*||Chan||Freq (GHz)||BW (MHz)||Location||Link/Coverage|
|W6JPL-M5R-MESA||Rocket M5 with 120° sector (19dBi)||170||5.850||10||Mesa||Pasadena|
|W6JPL-M5R-180R6||Rocket M5 with 120 sector (16dBi)||174||5.870||20||180-R6||JPL Campus|