JPL Mesh Access Points

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

The JPL Amateur Radio Club operates the following mesh network nodes

JPL ARC Mesh Network Nodes

NameDevice*ChanFreq (GHz)BW (MHz)LocationLink/Coverage
W6JPL-M5R-MESARocket M5 with 120° sector (19dBi)1705.85010MesaPasadena
W6JPL-M5R-180R6Rocket M5 with 120 sector (16dBi)1745.87020180-R6JPL Campus
* All equipment manufactured by Ubiquiti unless otherwise noted.

Access Points Map