Emergent Network Field Day

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Born On:
21:17, 26 September 2011 (CDT)
Last Updated:
18:02, 03 March 2013 (CDT)


A field day type event like Ham radio operators do to test out emergency communication only with ethernet and wifi links to build a computer network. Basically, how quickly and to what extent can we create an computer network that operates similar to the Internet.


  • Portable power
    • batteries, solar, wind turbines, etc
  • Mesh network nodes capable of being run on available power.
  • Various antenna types
  • DNS server
  • DHCP server
  • Captive portal page containing emergency and general information for people joining the network.
  • Communication options
    • IRC
    • BBS?
    • SMS gateway
    • Jabber server
  • QR code ( http://delivr.com/qr-code-generator ) stickers and/or stencils containing a link or information about the network in a given area. Keep with the nodes and/or on the nodes.
  • Have a file repo available and linked off the captive portal containing mesh network packages, etc. Piratebox ( http://wiki.daviddarts.com/PirateBox ) perhaps.
  • Local copies of Wikipedia or Appropedia for reference use.





  • Separated the wireless mesh stuff formerly residing on this page to Emergent Mesh and reverted this page back to an event page so we can refocus efforts now that the base camp mesh stuff has been developed. --strages (talk) 17:00, 3 March 2013 (CST)