We lost our 501(c)(3) status for failure to file returns!

As of 03-15-2024 our tax exempt status has been revoked.  Any new / renewal memberships paid or donations made since then are not tax deductible.  We are working to restore our status.

New AREDN firmware is available. Please update your mesh nodes. Thanks!

Addition of a TeamTalk Server at Usery Pass facility... and the ensuing data-drama of interconnected mesh nodes.

Recently, it was decided to install a Raspberry-Pi-based TeamTalk Server at the Usery Pass facility. We tested the server locally before deploying it. Yes, it worked great! However, during installation, there were considerable data issues consisting of session drop-outs, DHCP not seeming to behave, mesh node access acting strangely, etc. It wasn't just because of the R-Pi, but somehow our network had become (or finally noticed) unstable at Usery. The end result was to adjust the mesh channel assigments per the following table. If you have been using an Usery mesh node for connection and it's no longer working, please check your node's channel assignment.

Note the 2.4GHz (-2) channels were not changed but are listed here for reference. Although the current channel width standard is now 10MHz, these are legacy connections and may change in the future.


Meshtastic Installations - We are on-the-air!

We have two nodes installed, one at Apache Junction High School and a second one at the Usery Pass facility. These are FCC Part 15 devices. We are doing this to support the use of mesh networking technology for both Part 15 and Part 97 uses. Each node has a micro-solar panel and battery. This is a brand new area for us. Let's see where it takes us!


AMO General Meeting - short term

The Charles K. Luster Building will not be available to us for the near future. We are working on an alternate location. Until then we will be using Google Meet for our online meeting. If you are on our "mesh@..." email list, you should be receiving an email with link details (prior to the meeting).

Arizona Mesh Organization - Home Page

The Arizona Mesh Organization was established in September of 2019 and by December of that same year had been granted 501 (c) (3) non-profit status and became incorporated.

Our history goes back to around 2016, when Steve Estes KB7KWK and Larry Fort AB7C started talking about Broadband Ham-net (BBHN). They started with a few Linksys routers and some waterproof boxes and established a connection at about four miles. Later on John Groseclose WX4LTG who lives in Scottsdale and was about fifteen miles away was able to connect to Steve. Not long after this they heard about the group in Austin Texas and Ubiquiti WIFI equipment and the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN).

Arizona Mesh Organization is a group of Arizona Amateur Radio Operators. Our mission is to build an effective Off-Grid Mesh Network, using it to benefit our communities through public service. Our goals for the network are to assist, as needed, with public service events and emergency communications; Furthering the community's education in the areas of amateur radio and mesh networking and assisting with the advancement of technology, and of course socialization.  Arizona Mesh Organization has grown to over 50 club members with over 141 nodes and 310 links. It continues to grow.

We would love to have you join us... it's a lot of fun! Please see the contact and meeting sections below for more information on Joining the Arizona Mesh Organization.

Arizona Mesh Organisation Board Meeting - Club Meeting and Weekly Net

Board Meeting: Is held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM online.

General meeting: Is held on the third Monday of each month at the Charles K. Luster Building located at 640 N Mesa Drive, Mesa, AZ (about a half mile North of W University Drive, on the West side of N Mesa Drive). The doors open at 6:30 PM. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM and usually concludes by 9:00 PM.  The meeting is concurrently streamed online. 

Weekly Nets: Are held on the remaining Mondays of the month at 7:00 PM online. 

If you need the online link, please contact the AMO Club President prior to the meeting: president@arizonamesh.org.

Arizona Mesh Organization - 2024 Board of Directors

Executive Directors:

President - Walter Dilley KD7DNY
Vice President - Mark Carter KD7PHW
Secretary - Dave Hayes KK7GSS
Treasurer - Tom Cloonan NL7FQ

Directors at-large:

Rod Fritz WB9KMO
Tom Goforth WY7TG
Bob Howard W8RH
Emmett Plant KB3MPN
Charles Whitlatch W7VF

Arizona Mesh Organisation - Hamshack Hotline VOIP Phone System and System Map

Hamshack Hotline (HH) is a FREE dedicated VOIP telecom service for the Ham Radio community. Check them out and join Hamshack Hotline VOIP Phone System and view the System Map. Chat with other Hams all around the world. Click on the links below for more information.

Arizona Mesh Organisation Tech Committee Report

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Arizona Mesh Organisation Signup Arizona Mesh Information Network - Mail List

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Are you interested in learning more about the AMO / SuperARC Mesh Information Network and what we are doing? Then Check out the information below:

The Arizona Mesh Organization has an email list served by Google Groups.

  • If you were already on the Arizona Mesh or the Superstition ARC mail lists: then you are already subscribed to the new mail list group..
  • Your email's will still be delivered just as they were before the change to Google Groups. By logging in you can choose how you would like receive your email's
    • Each email
    • Digest
    • Abridged
    • No Email
  • To sign in to the mail group use this link: groups.google.com
  • To Subscribe to the mail group, send an email to: mesh+subscribe@arizonamesh.org
  • To Unsubscribe to the mail group, send an email to: mesh+unsubscribe@arizonamesh.org

Make a Donation to Arizona Mesh Organisation

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Make a Donation By: Credit or Pay Pal to Arizona Mesh.
To make this a Monthly Donation put a check mark in the box.
Please do not forget to put your callsign in the notes section.

Your Pay Pal Receipt is your record for your Donations...

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Join, Renew, or Manage your Arizona Mesh Organization Membership Online

HamClubOnline - Join, Renew or Manage your Arizona Mesh Organization Club Membership - Click Here

Check Out Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network

AREDN - Check Out Amateur Radio Emergency Network - Click Here

QRZ GridMapper - Grid and Station Locator - Get The Correct Information For Your Nodes

QRZ GridMapper - Grid and Station Locator - Get The Correct Information For Your Nodes

AB7PA's Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Channel on Youtube. - Click Here
AB7PA's Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Channel on YouTube. Steve has multiple presentations available to watch.

Check out the AMO Club Flyer.

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Download and Check out the AMO Club Flyer. Last revised December 6th, 2020

  • General Fund
  • Equipment Fund
  • Other - Please enter your donation destination in the notes section.
  • Note, this flyer is out-of-date regarding club meeting dates. Please see above for current information.

    Download Arizona Mesh Organization Flyer

    Former FEMA Administrator Advocates Using Mesh Networks for Disasters

    This is partly why we should all be getting our FEMA CERTS. It will certainly help in the future: Former FEMA Administrator Advocates Using Mesh Networks for Disasters

    Former Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate, KK4INZ, encouraged the use of mesh networking to help empower volunteers during natural disasters, such as hurricanes and wildfires. During a keynote at the International Wireless Communications Expo's (IWCE) Virtual Event, Fugate noted "By building these types of networks, you can put people back into communication and put people to work where they're needed." He encouraged public safety agencies to work with local amateur radio groups and commercial providers to create solutions that can build these mesh networks when the main network goes down. [See the August 2020 issue of the ARES Letter for a story on how mesh networking is gaining traction in Ohio - Ed.] .-- FEMA Disaster Emergency Communications News Clippings and Topics of Interest Vol. 9 Issue 16, August 16-31, 2020.

    Signup For the FEMA NIMS Incident Command System Cert Classes

    For those of you that are interested in participating in the various public service events or in emergency situations, most groups like the MCECG (Maricopa Emergency Communications Group) & the Red Cross, require you to have certain FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) certifications. Everyone who is interested in taking these classes will need to first establish their own FEMASID number, which you can get from the link below:

    The FEMA Certifications Classes Are: These certifications are all part of the (NIMS) National Incident Management System and the courses are part of the (ICS) Incident Command System and can be easily obtained by taking on-line classes which take approximately one hour each to complete. In addition to these classes, there are a number of other classes and programs covering a wide area of subjects that some of you may find useful. Although we as a club are not requiring anyone to take any of these classes or acquire any of the certifications. The officers and board of directors would like to strongly encourage you to do so. The link to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    Check out The FEMA NIMS Incident Command System Certification Classes