The committee had a working bee on Saturday 30 September and can now report that the temperature control system is complete (just the cowlings need to be painted and mounted and the filtration system installed). In addition, the station is running off batteries with the solar charging system under test.
We spent most of the time upgrading Ubiquiti nodes to AREDN v3.16.1. Further work to recover dead mesh nodes and to run out software upgrades on the Wellington mesh network is planned over the next fortnight. There will be a further working bee over Labour Weekend to upgrade the network and begin to install a backbone (non-mesh) between significant nodes, so as to partition the network and reduce unnecessary hops.