I’m looking to build up the Philadelphia and surrounding area with the goTenna Mesh system! I’m looking for like-minded people in the area who are willing to setup one or more stationary relays and do some range testing in their spare time. I currently have three (3) stationary relays setup in the area. One in the city of Philadelphia (10th floor), one across the river in Camden NJ (2nd floor) and one at my house in the attic. You can see the rough location in the attached map.
To keep the testing private I’d recommend setting up a random GID on your device. This way no one’s phone number is released. You can contact me either by PM on this site or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to exchange GID’s. This is a new free Gmail account I just setup to again keep thing private. I’m not associated with goTenna in anyway other than a user.
*** The GID I will be using for testing is 9317 0338 4309 55 ***
I work full time in the Camden NJ area so testing for me is just going to be me sitting at my desk (8am to 5pm) and seeing if anyone can reach me. Keep in mind I may not be able to respond right away. On the weekends I do end up in the city so if you feel like just seeing if the network is up just shoot me any message.
To kick things off and draw in interest I’m giving away one “goTenna relay kit” which consist of
1 x new goTenna Mesh unit (you can pick your color)
1 x 3d printed stand
1 x Apple iPhone charger
1 x 6’ USB power cable (stationary relays need to stay power up 24/7)
1 x 8” (8 inch) USB power cable (original from goTenna)
To get this unit you must be an honest person willing to
- Keep the unit in good working order (firmware updates)
- Protected from the weather
- Set it up as a stationary relay (powered up 24/7)
- Set it up as high as you can
- Willing to post a photo of it, in use, in this forum.
- Live within 15 miles of Philadelphia and have it setup in the area.
Ideally I’m looking to get one setup high in the city.