There are situations when the goTenna app decides to change the regulatory region of the device and gets it wrong, causing a potential infringement.
For these situations, and general transparency, it would be helpful if the app could pop-up a confirmation dialog indicating:
- the currently configured region,
- the currently detected region
and a prompt for the user to confirm the change.
Alice is in Germany, GPS synced and goTenna tuned to EU region (low power, 869 band). She drives into an underground carpark with no GPS coverage, opens the goTenna app, she is now tuned to the default US region, blasting at full power in the prohibited 900 band. Currently the app offers no option to block or revert this erroneous change.
We work around this currently by requiring Alice to install a fakeGPS and proactively load it with a European point to trick the goTenna app back in tune when needed. Alice complains that too many moving parts.