Hi. I’m the proud owner of 10 new goTenna mesh units, which I’m supplying to our team of 10 bike riders who will be riding approx 450 miles across Iowa over a period of 7 days beginning next week.
The bike ride is called RAGBRAI (the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa), now in it’s 47th year, and attracts about 20,000 riders who overwhelm the cell networks of every town they pass through and camp at along the way.
So I got the bright idea that our team would use goTenna to stay in contact and to facilitate regrouping in the pass through towns and overnight towns. It is very easy to get separated and disconnected in the midst of so many bikes, and end up possibly not seeing your friends again until meeting at predesignated spots.
I hope to get some advice from you experts to help us noobs have a good experience with this.
The first issue I have is this: I just downloaded the app and paired with 1 of the 10 units, no problem.
(i) Will I automatically pair with this particular unit now when I turn the unit on and open the app, regardless of how many other units may be on near me?
(ii) Are the other 9 units to be set up be each group member as if they own the unit? If so, do I need to somehow “reclaim” them after this event is over, so that I can put them to use with different people at other events in the future?