Gristle King On Helium Uplink



It’s been a heck of a ride so far, from the begin­nings of look­ing for a bet­ter way to find lost paraglid­er pilots all the way out to being fea­tured by Heli­um as a top hotspot opti­miza­tion expert. 

Travis Teague and I just did an episode of the Uplink, which Heli­um releas­es to show­case how the com­mu­ni­ty is devel­op­ing. A very cool show to do and a real honor.

We went through the gen­e­sis sto­ry of of the Kiwi SAR, through the first hotspot and my expe­ri­ences build­ing DIY hotspots back when the alpha code pro­gram was still open. That includes a few moun­tain deploy­ments, a few urban deploy­ments, a few sub­ur­ban deploy­ments and more con­sults with rad folks like you than I can count.

Here’s the video:

While I aim to make enough infor­ma­tion freely avail­able so you can go through this blog (and the rest of the inter­net) and fig­ure out how to opti­mal­ly deploy your hotspot, if you’d like help with 

  • Max­i­miz­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ty to earn HNT with a well placed and well set up hotspot
  • Decid­ing whether or not it’s the right time to jump
  • Fig­ur­ing out what the next step is in the Heli­um network

Please con­sid­er hir­ing me to help you out. I’ll put all of my knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence at your dis­pos­al to make sure you make the best of what you can and don’t miss any big oppor­tu­ni­ties. No mat­ter what you decide, I wish you the best of luck with your Heli­um jour­ney, and I can’t wait to see what you do with it!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.