This thread highlights my project, but is open to others integrating a Mesh unit into their vehicles, as well. I felt this differs from the other MOAN threads due to different equipment involved and a different application.
Convert a Chevy Bolt EV into a full-time, mobile goTenna node. The Mesh unit itself will draw power from the 12 volt outlet through an inline battery pack, likely a Voltaic V44. A roof-mounted antenna will be connected to the Mesh unit. In the car, an iPhone 4s will be paired to the Mesh unit and will also draw power from the V44.
Having a full-time node built into the car allows the creation or extension of a mesh network. For example, it can help relay signals when parked outside a shopping mall between the interior and exterior. Mesh units in the mall would relay through the mobile MOAN to reach further away from the building or to reach another part of the building. If parked on top of a hill, the mobile MOAN would allow communications between the two valleys. If parked at a fair or other event, it would provide coverage for other Mesh units that may be out of range of each other, but in range of the mobile MOAN.
Will the linked antenna below provide adequate performance?