While using a goTenna Mesh with my app GliderLink, a user received a message from 61 miles away! The previous record was 47.4 miles air-to-air. This one is astonishing because the transmission was ground-to-air. The sender was on the ground here:
and the receiver was in the air at 3,205 ft here:
The fact that this was ground-to-air suggests that the real maximum distance air-to-air may be even longer. Get ready for more range records! As I mentioned last time, there was not reliable reception at this range. I’m seeing reliable air-to-air reception at around 10 miles.