Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) Antenna for Local HF Contacts

The Virginia QSO Party is just around the corner and this year I am going to be better prepared for making local HF contacts.  In the last few years of contesting, I have been plagued with poor local performance from my HF operating station.  I employed two multi-band HF antennas for making contacts but found … Continue reading Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) Antenna for Local HF Contacts

Distant Beacons – Part 3 – Calming the Seas

Note - Lighthouse image was used with permission from Ranveig Marie Photography.  Check out her stuff here:  Instagram, Facebook, and Flickr. This is part three of a multi-part post describing the tuning of Single Channel Architecture/Virtual Cell and taming ChromeOS roaming behaviors.  Part one can be found here.  Part two can be found here. We … Continue reading Distant Beacons – Part 3 – Calming the Seas

Distant Beacons – Part 2 – A Single Port in the Storm

Note - Lighthouse image was used with permission from Ranveig Marie Photography.  Check out her stuff here:  Instagram, Facebook, and Flickr. This is part two of a multi-part post describing the tuning of Single Channel Architecture/Virtual Cell and taming ChromeOS roaming behaviors.  Part one can be found here. It is no secret at this point … Continue reading Distant Beacons – Part 2 – A Single Port in the Storm

Distant Beacons – Part 1 – One Size Sail For Every Ship?

Note - Lighthouse image was used with permission from Ranveig Marie Photography.  Check out her stuff here:  Instagram, Facebook, and Flickr. This post will serve as part one of a multipart post concerning recent happenings involving client settings, client behavior, what was done to tune a network, and the results thereafter. Chromebooks have been around … Continue reading Distant Beacons – Part 1 – One Size Sail For Every Ship?

AirCheck G2 v3.0; Building on a Wifi Testing Stalwart

There are many good things continuing to happen with everyone's favorite wifi troubleshooting tool from Netscout.  The AirCheck G2 will have new firmware released this coming week on Tuesday, October 23.  These new features expand on the tool's already great feature set and should have any engineer feeling even more confident while troubleshooting. Version 3 … Continue reading AirCheck G2 v3.0; Building on a Wifi Testing Stalwart

From the Edge to the Air, Fortinet’s Full Stack End to End Solution

As much as I hate to admit it, Fortinet is more than just "those guys who bought Meru."  In fact they are way more than just a wireless company.  As we already know, Fortinet is best known in the industry as a security company with a rock solid reputation.  The truth is, Fortinet is a … Continue reading From the Edge to the Air, Fortinet’s Full Stack End to End Solution

Moms Love Mist

Mist Systems was another Mobility Field Day alumnus who chose to return and show us what they have been working on over the last year.  Mist has a very solid product line driven by a who's who of individuals from the wireless industry.  For a refresher on who Mist is, check out this video from … Continue reading Moms Love Mist

Nyansa; A Clearer Picture From a Data Gathering Powerhouse at #MFD3

Nyansa was back at Mobility Field Day again this year and I have to admit, I took away more from them this year than last.  Nyansa makes a product called Voyance which delivers a crazy amount of data and insight into your network.  You might think you have a good idea about what is going … Continue reading Nyansa; A Clearer Picture From a Data Gathering Powerhouse at #MFD3

Fortinet, Meru, FortiRu Forti-WHO?

Since last week's open letter to FortiRu, I came to the realization that there may be some confusion related to Fortinet's AP product line.  I decided to throw this post together so that it is easier to understand which APs are what, and which category they fall into.  Keep in mind this is a high … Continue reading Fortinet, Meru, FortiRu Forti-WHO?