Ubiquiti Networks Inc. is a manufacturer of Wi-Fi equipment and other communication products. Our hat goes off to Ubiquiti Networks for their outstanding products and technological advances.
We as amateurs simply use the Ubiquiti name as a reference for the network we are developing using equipment manufactured by Ubiquiti Networks Inc.
What we as amateur radio operators are interested in, is that ability to use the channels that fall within the amateur radio band. Hams may use Wi-Fi gear under FCC part 97 if they stay within 802.11 channels 1 through 6 so the RF signals will be within the 13cm ham band.
The equipment we are implementing is the Ubiquiti Bullet M series Wi-Fi radios. This equipment is typically used in normal “over the air” Wi-Fi networks, but we are utilizing them to build a community network for communications. By assigning specific SSID ID’s, we are able to develop a closed network and send data files i.e. text, pictures, video etc. over this network and incorporate BBS, packet, Telnet and other data protocols in the network.
All in all it is an exciting aspect of amateur radio and we will develop it over time in our community to become a “backbone” in our communication efforts.