AWA Hotel Room Network Evolution

June 2, 2017

I’ve been attending Anime Weekend Atlanta since 2004, and since 2005 I’ve gotten a hotel room that I share with friends to facilitate out-of-town friends attending, in addition to giving us a “home base” to keep our things in during the convention. As such, we’ve needed methods to get online. As the years went on, […]


Internet in a Box, Rev. A (Part 1)

February 20, 2017

In the last post I discussed the current-at-the-time state of my “Internet in a Box” project. As it’s been ten months since then, I felt an update was warranted. Since that post was published, the system has been taken on five trips for work or leisure, and each of those had its own set of […]


Internet in a Box

April 24, 2016

Oh, it’s been far too long since I’ve posted in this blog, forgive me! Over the years I’ve have this idea floating around in my head to create what I dubbed “Internet in a Box” to take on my annual convention trip with friends. The initial idea, circa early 2010, was a rather unwieldy wooden […]


WB4HRO “Portable” D-STAR Repeater

September 27, 2010

D-STAR is a digital voice mode for amateur radio, and one of its neatest features is seamless VoIP. Obviously, this requires the repeater to have an Internet connection of some sort, which is easier said than done for many repeater sites. The repeater I manage, WB4HRO, has the luxury of living in an office with […]


Here We Go!

August 13, 2010

Well, this is our first post on our new site! The objective of this site is to document the creation and use of portable networks. When I registered this domain, the concept of a “Personal Area Network” over Bluetooth fascinated me. It was literally a “pocket network.” I still have not set a PAN up, […]