I am a Ham operator and radio tech looking at the GoTenna Mesh for family and EM comms.
Very low density of users in our area (SW coast of Oregon) and was looking for back up
communications in case of cell/network loss. If you are familiar with the Cascadia Fault we
are looking right at it from the tsunami zone. Will be trying to get a few others into this then order some to try out…
Familiar with this type of operation (similar to Utilinet for SCADA) and like how it works. Hope to
bring in our kids and family into mesh operations, if they are willing. I think it would solve a lot of
issues as far as a great back channel to communicate.
Would have been real handy with the fires in the Napa as one son was in area lacking cell coverage
(lost cell towers) while evacuating people. We were very worried as we watched the fire lines from our
hilltop vantage point. I think even one node hardened and on the hill would have made life much less stressful.
Plus it would have been able to pin point his location, just in case…
If things go well hope to try and use it with the ARDEN network as an entry point…
Just a thought at this point.