Kansas – Nebraska

Once upon a time there was some talk about setting up a network that would go from Wichita, Kansas to Hastings, Nebraska (as a starting points).  The initial process was to use RF Gateways that would be along I-135 / US-81.  It would definitely take some cooperation with several State agencies in Kansas and Nebraska.

High Speed Multi Media (HSMM) would be a great asset for Emergency Communication as well as a resource that can easily be expanded from the primary RF Gateways and Access Points.

Let us know what you think about the possibilities.

VPN Tunnels

Been wanting to do some testing on VPN connectivity and SoftEther (a multi-protocol open source VPN program) came up.

Here are some benefits of SoftEther as mentioned on their web site:

SoftEther VPN is an optimum alternative to OpenVPN and Microsoft’s VPN servers. SoftEther VPN has a clone-function of OpenVPN Server. You can integrate from OpenVPN to SoftEther VPN smoothly. SoftEther VPN is faster than OpenVPN. SoftEther VPN also supports Microsoft SSTP VPN for Windows Vista / 7 / 8. No more need to pay expensive charges for Windows Server license for Remote-Access VPN function.

SoftEther https://www.softether.org/

 

 

Still looking for a place to work on these projects again.  Any one with any experience using SoftEther, please let us know how things are going with your projects.

 

 

 

 

Exactly

Sometimes it is just a plain good idea to know where you are at.  Especially when working on a server remotely.  Never fun to get locked out because you were using the wrong credentials on the wrong server.  Whoops! Huh?

2016

Need to do some recruiting so that resources can be within the “neighborhood.”  This will make it a lot easier to test the HSMM gear.

Then continue on with the following objectives:

  • Develop Alternative Communication Resources
    • develop resources that reach into neighborhood settings
      • what is needed to cover individual areas (within 2 to 5 mile radius, 10 mile radius, et al)?
      • resources that are quick to deploy and easy to operate
    • develop ways to use WiFi technology for delivery of critical information
      • most smart phones have WiFi available that can be used with hot spots for localized communications
      • with additional Amateur Radio Operators a resource similar to WiFi called High Speed Multi Media (HSMM) can be used
        • HSMM provides longer range communication via higher gain antennas and higher RF power that is available
  • Everyone needs a PAS (Portable Asterisk Server) a IP-PBX package that fits in nicely with high speed multi media. As well as being a able to create its own network without the need to connect to a master database. With the miniaturization of computers the PAS can be operate with very low power consumption.
    • The PAS will work along with the HSMM creating a local and extended range wireless telephone network.
  • Additional Training opportunities plan on “in person” and online training.

2015

Here are some items to work on this year.

  • Develop Alternative Communication Resources
    • develop resources that reach into neighborhood settings
      • what is needed to cover individual areas (within 2 to 5 mile radius)?
      • resources that are quick to deploy and easy to operate
    • develop ways to use WiFi technology for delivery of critical information
      • most smart phones have WiFi available that can be used with hot spots for localized communications
      • with additional Amateur Radio Operators a resource similar to WiFi called High Speed Multi Media (HSMM) can be used
        • HSMM provides longer range communication via higher gain antennas and higher RF power that is available
  • Everyone needs a PAS (Portable Asterisk Server) a IP-PBX package that fits in nicely with high speed multi media. As well as being a able to create its own network without the need to connect to a master database. With the miniaturization of computers the PAS can be operate with very low power consumption.
    • The PAS will work along with the HSMM creating a local and extended range wireless telephone network.
  • Additional Training opportunities plan on “in person” and online training.

 

 

Everyone needs a PAS (Portable Asterisk Server)

Everyone needs a PAS (Portable Asterisk Server) a IP-PBX package that fits in nicely with high speed multi media.  As well as being a able to create its own network without the need to connect to a master database.  With the miniaturization of computers the PAS can be operate with very low power consumption.

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