For the uninitiated, Dayton Hamvention is the big event annually in amateur radio. It’s a 3 day event in Dayton, Ohio, USA that for the last few years has had over 24,000 people in attendance; that’s about five times as large as most technology shows. This year, we were lucky enough to have Bryan Fields, a Senior Engineer with Alcatel-Lucent, to present about HamWAN to an audience of about 300.
— HamWAN Memphis Metro (@MemHamWAN) May 15, 2015
After the presentation, Bryan and Ryan then answered questions and discussed the project with hundreds of people at the TAPR booth. They spoke with a variety of people — from those who didn’t even have internet at home to network engineers.
It was a great success — people really seemed interested in our project, and we really got the word out to folks. I had people from all over talk excitedly about getting their own network up and running. -Ryan Turner, K0RET
Thanks to some example hardware, including a client node and a sector setup, they were able to show some key differences between the HamWAN project and other data networking projects.
Next year, HamWAN looks forward to having a larger presence. HamWAN Memphis Metro, Inc has set as a goal to have a COW on site for Hamvention 2016.