PS Here’s @Shawn’s diary (with photos!) from USVI work post-Irma (pre-Maria) last week in case any of you missed it:
This may be slightly off topic and way in the technical weeds, but has anyone at goTenna done any network simulations to understand how goTenna mesh would perform if it were to really take off? What I’m getting as is, if you’re a ham and have used APRS for any length of time, you know that the network literally becomes saturated and packets start colliding with one another and no one has a good day. Understanding how the network scales might impact how goTenna mesh is setup (e.g. max number of hops if that setting is available in the app) and used in the field.
Yes, we have a network designer, our Chief Scientist. Our protocol is always-evolving, so it can’t support as many today as it will even in just a few months.
We’ll share more about that as our Aspen Grove mesh protocol evolves!
Everyone, check out this great resource @Rahul_Subramany put together for all the new groups and organizations deploying with goTenna Mesh for disaster recovery work this week— ranging from the US Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District to civilians working with the University of Puerto Rico. PDF at this link below