My family and I hunt on some hunting land together and we use GoTenna Mesh for all of our communications while out in the woods.At our stands we all have little hooks that we connect our GoTennas on and so on. Our setup for going into the woods typically is we all meet up at camp and turn our GoTennas on and then create a group chat and make sure everyone is connected, then we all head out into the woods on our separate ways.
The issue that we have been running into lately is that messages will sometimes be received by some but not by others. This sort of baffles me as messages are supposed to relay from device to device so if the one sending the message could reach person C when sending then person B’s unit should attempt to mesh and resend to person C which means that the message should be sent minimum of twice and it failed both times??? Our hunting land is not that big, 120 acres at the most and the furthest distance is only 4,500 feet so we the message should be received especially if transmitted twice.
My main question is are we connecting the group chat correctly? is it okay to do it when everyone is together at camp or should we all wait till we are out in the woods separated and then start the group chat? Also, are group messages indeed relayed as advertised or does it depend on if one of the receipents had to be relayed to during itial group creation?