In this area we will post events, announcements and updates. Check back often to see what is new.
January 26 2015
Happy 5-Year Anniversary HSMM-Mesh/Broadband-Hamnet!
November 20 2014
Broadband-Hamnet is proud to announce a new firmware release, the most recent in a series of advancements that build on the Ubiquiti firmware released for the 2.4GHz and 5.8 GHz Ham bands earlier this year.
With this BBHN 3.0.0 release, Broadband-Hamnet now includes the Ubiquiti M9-series airMAX devices, giving Hams use of the 900 MHz band for mesh networking.
Please visit http://www.broadband-hamnet.org/documentation/199-bbhnv3-release-notes for more information.
April 30, 2014
New front page article about supporting additional hardware types.
April 15, 2014
***3500 registered users on the forums***
These are only those users who wanted to post to the forums. We see many times this number of view only users on the web site.
Feb 1 2014
*** BBHN 1.0.1 for Ubiquiti Released ***
See the announcement here
Oct 19 2013
The first time visitor article and the "how our firmware works" link have been updated with important information. New as well as experienced users can answer many questions and avoid problems by reading this part again. It is found on the home page.
Sept 11 2013
A band plan has been recently worked out for the ham 3.4 GHz band. It is essentially clear of non licensed traffic so the noise floor / effective range with low power system is excellent. At this time equipment makers do not feel there are enough hams interested in getting on 3.4 GHz, to make it worth selling the gear in the U.S.A. We here at BBHN would like to see what kind of response is really out there, so please vote honestly in the poll on the lower left of the site menu. Thanks!
August 14 2003
N3VMM is our 2,000th activated user!!! Congrats Dennis in Central PA !
August 3 2013
Version 1.0.0 of the newly-named Broadband Hamnet firmware is now available for download from the software download page. You can see what's changed on the change log. Experienced users can get a quickstart, and everyone is encouraged to re-read the firmware instructions.
July 1 2013
The winners of IAEM Council level Awards and the IAEM-Global Awards will be announced on Monday, July 1, 2013. Press releases will be posted at www.iaem.com/Awards.
We are pleased to inform you that your nomination received the following awards:
- IAEM-USA Technology & Innovation Award, Division 2
- IAEM-Global Technology & Innovation Award, Division 2
Congratulations on the success of your entry!
IAEM Bulletin Editor & Website Content Manager
International Association of Emergency Managers
July 14 2013: Thanks in part to the QST July edition, we hit 1,500 users ! And almost 3,000 firmware downloads!
We made the cover of the July 2013 QST ! see: HERE
Sneak preview of new FW GUI - -Lets see who reads the news...
Feedback appreciated to
Update to VOIP under development, Fresh demo video posted. 5/27/2013
Frequencies allocated to US amateurs. Stake your claim to some microwave bandwidth. See the FAQ Here
I have added a new item to the menu under Resources (need to be logged in to see the link). It is a list of local Elmers willing to help their fellow hams with HSMM-Mesh(tm) !.
Sign up as an Elmer for your area by emailing me @
. We are hoping that providing this list will help newcomers get the help they need locally, while freeing us developers up a bit to do , well, development.
With now over 1,100 registered users, and 3 to 4 coming onboard per day, not to mention those who havent felt the need to register yet, we at the core group are starting to get a little inundated with questions and issues that could be better served by local fellow hams.
Any Elmer who signs up wont be left in the cold. We appreciate the help and would give you our best attention, because we know you are helping us to help grow the project even further.
If you have a specialty that you would like to help others with (regional or otherwise), send that along too.
Once the next couple QST issues come out, we think that there will be a great influx of meshers to the group, and lots of people are going to need information getting started.
(Ooops, let THAT cat out, didnt I ?:-) )
Hardware guide is new, see "Which hardware to use" from the front page left menu.
Add USB functionality to your node
Jim K5KTF has successfully done a USB modification to a WRT54G V.2 node. Article under Developer Documentation or HERE
User documentation has a new entry on placing a node inside the pocket on a Rootenna. See it HERE
Anonymous read-only access to the SVN repository is now available.
Map of nodes
Jim K5KTF has added a Googlemap with nodes and links shown.
Registered & Logged in users can find it under the HSMM-MESH Info menu.
As with any Googlemap, you can zoom in and out, pan the map around, etc.
The biggest problem with it right now is its lack of information, so we ask that you email Jim (@k5ktf.com) with your nodes information, and he will get it on there.For those who would like to see an HSMM-MESH node in use, I have linked my main node to my main router and internet connection.
You can view a link to it and more info under the "Web Links : Other HSMM Development Development Organizations" section.
It is limited in use, but you can see the gist of it.