For LARG's Field Day 2018 I'll be setting up a wifi based network. It will be used for N1MM+ logging, restricted internet access, and remote radio control (ie Flex6500). To do that I'm using a set of up to 10 of Ubiquiti's UAP-AC-MESHs and six NanoStation Loco M5s. The UAP-AC-MESHs will handle most of the traffic while the NanoStations will provide any long distance links. Although given the site size I don't think anything but a UAP-AC-MESH per station will be needed.
Found out something interesting today. My NanoStation Loco M5 (it's am XW version) will run on a little over 5v via POE. Dropping it just a hair below 5v would allow it to start but it couldn't run the wifi module. I suspect 5v may not be stable in the long run. That's a test for another day.
My UAP-AC-MESH, which takes 24v/48v needed a full 24v to run. Even 16v wasn't enough. I didn't try anything in the 16v to 23v range.
The weather today is gorgeous. Last year was cold and rainy. The first sign of the day is "The weather is important and you NOAA it"
Looks like there's another March For Science this year. I'll definitely be attending it too. I wish I had known there would be another Women's March On Washington earlier. I would have gone to that too but I didn't find out until afterwords.
It does look like at least one of my photographer friends is interested in going too.
- Run RPI Config util `sudo raspi-config` or the GUI config util
- Enable camera
- Optionally disable the GUI, enable ssh, change locale/keyboard/timezone/etc
- `apt-get update`
- `apt-get upgrade`
- `apt-get install vlc liblivemedia-dev liblog4cpp5-dev cmake livemedia-utils`
- `git clone https://github.com/mpromonet/v4l2rtspserver.git`
- `cd v4l2rtspserver`
- `cmake . && make`