Mesh Applications

In Ventura County, we support several different types of applications on the digital mesh network:


We support a VOIP PBX on the network.  If you’d like an extension off the PBX, contact Paul, WD6EBY.   A Grandstream phone is recommended for best compatibility.  Model 1625 is currently recommended.   You can also use a softphone (software phone).   Linphone for MacOS, Linux and Windows works well.  It can be downloaded here.

VOIP voice chat.  We run a Teamtalk server on the network.  It supports text, audio and video chatting, and also allows you to share files and your desktop.  It can be used at any time and we encourage you to hang out there, just as you would on your local FM repeater.   The Teamtalk client software can be downloaded here.   We have a Sunday night voice net at 8:00 p.m. on the Teamtalk server.   If you’d like to participate, contact W6BI for an personal account on the server.   (userid:password of guest3:guest3 can be used for getting started).  The server hostname is km6fq-rpi3.local.mesh  (it’s all needed; enter it as shown).


Screenshot of Sunday night Teamtalk net

Keyboard Communications

There are MeshChat servers throughout the network.  They can be used to chat with other logged-in users.  Currently mostly broken due to software issues.

There are three IRC servers linked together throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties (plus occasionally one in Arizona).   They are available for your use on the network.  Install an IRC client and join us!  HexChat works well for Windows.


The Teamtalk server supports video chat if your network link is high quality.

Beyond that, we have various webcams on the network. Most require an RTSP viewer to view them (either VLC or Mplayer for Windows).

An easier way to view them is on the Webcam Snapshot page managed by WB2YXY.  The URL on the mesh network is http://wb2yxy-mesh-server.local.mesh/snapshots/

Last updated 04/08/2018 – Orv W6BI