The new QHUG DX and Contesting remote site will be able to be controlled remotely and have audio will be able to be sent to and from the remote site from anywhere in the Wellington Region via the rapidly developing Wellington Region Broadband-Hamnet(TM) network.
The first three nodes in the mesh network were established in mid-November 2014. Even at this early stage, the vision was to create a transport mechanism for a remote HF DX/Contesting site. A of the end of October 2015, there are over 30 nodes in the mesh, which stretches from the Kapiti Coast through to Porirua, Upper Hutt and North Wellington. Quartz Hill User Group has already committed resources (in the form of Airgrid M2s) to bring the mesh to potential remote site locations in the Wairarapa (accessible from the new node on Mt Climie) and the Southern Horowhenua (accessible from new nodes on Mt Field that will be up and running shortly, courtesy of Kapiti Branch 69 NZART).
More details on the mesh network will be provided here shortly. For those operators not yet on the mesh, check out more information at Broadband-Hamnet.co.nz. For those already on the mesh network, checkout diskstation/wordpress/ for more details.