FEEDNET site that someone else has installed in order to
communicate with other sites using voice and data, including
Email, sending and receiving files, browsing web pages. and
exchanging short messages in text format (a bit like mobile
phone text conversations)
to what an OPERATOR can do, you will be able to set up
your own MESH site as part of the network, or even a complete
small mobile network at an incident site. You’ll be able to
able to design a large network, build application servers,
interconnect networks, interconnect with existing FM/Digital
Radio and provide the tech support and learning opportunities
for everyone else.
Learn to be
familiar with your own laptop, tablet, or telephone.
Know how to
Connect to a
files and directories
your email account (you only do this once, so someone can help
you with this).
(Internet Relay Chat)
simple instructions to use your DTMF radio with a network-linked
in-band UHF/VHF repeater.
hardware to select,
wires all go,
network status. Configure the routers
You need a
basic grasp of:
IP and MAC
able to follow technical instructions to configure applications
on your own devices
As a minimum
you will be very comfortable with Linux OS, have an in depth
understanding of IP networking, OSI model, subnet masks, VPNs
and VOIP. You may not be familiar with all the
applications in the world but you will know how to read a MAN
page and how to learn to make new applications work.
You’ll be comfortable setting up public key infrastructure. You
will know how capture and analyse network activity.
need to brush up on your general IT skills. Start with one
application and work around to the others. Get connected to
FEEDNET (we can lend you a machine that allows you to attach to
FEEDNET over the internet from home) and practice web browsing
on FEEDNET, email, taking and sending photos etc. Maybe go on a
general IT skills course. Ask lots of questions of others
involved in FEEDNET ! If you can use these applications at home
you can use them on FEEDNET - really, its not hard when
you see how.
best to develop your web research skills. The answers to
everything are on the Internet !
are our own
questions, get involved and practice.
If you know
how to do all of this then get in touch with the author – he has
lots of questions for you !
though, with this level of knowledge you will already know how
to learn IT stuff.