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 +====== Hack Weekend 2015 ======
  
 +===== Aim =====
 +
 +  * A weekend where the UKHASnet community come together to push forward the development of the network - the aim is to have a particular focus to work towards. The most popular projects appear to be where we create a link between two places using self-sufficient repeater nodes.
 +  * Suggested aims
 +    * Link Southampton to Isle of Wight
 +    * New Forest Bridge
 +
 +===== Details =====
 +
 +  * Location - Southampton
 +    * Chosen due to focus of people working on UKHASnet projects
 +    * //currently looking for possible venues, need to allow soldering/​3d printing//
 +  * Date - TBD
 +    * //ideally in the summer with max solar for nodes and good weather for field work//
 +
 +===== Timetable =====
 +
 +  * Saturday - building and construction
 +  * Sunday - Field testing, installing nodes, and by the evening establishing the link.
 +
 +===== Suggested aims =====
 +
 +==== Southampton -> Isle of Wight ====
 +
 +  * Installation of nodes down the solent e.g. at Southampton Sailing Club
 +  * Allows range testing over water
 +  * Will probably need directional antennas
 +
 +  * Possible node sites //would need to ask//
 +    * Southampton Sailing Club
 +    * Calshot Activities Centre
 +    * Cowes (IofW)
 +  * Would need to get permission to install the nodes, as hopefully they are self sufficient and unobtrusive there shouldn'​t be any problems
 +
 +==== New Forest Bridge ====
 +
 +  * Create a link from Southampton to Bournemouth
 +  * Would need multiple nodes in the New Forest
 +  * Would need to get permission from the Forestry Commission
 +    * Go via educational team, would be collecting data, perhaps downlink to visitors centre
 +    * Would probably need prototype nodes in advance to get permission
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