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Old 25 April 2018, 17:38
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I surprised they are getting 24 miles on 1 watt of output. Must have a tailwind. Looks pretty promising though. Any thoughts on contention within the 900 band? Probably pretty noisy in a city.
That was their best case scenario in testing. Real world you're looking at a few miles on average I'm guessing. I believe that using units as retrans radios will help out a lot with LOS issues.

The Gotenna Pro has a 5w system with VHF and UHF capabilities but $499 per unit is a bit pricey. There comes a point where the utility and price of sending a text message with coordinates just doesn't make sense. At some point you're better off just buying a Rino and calling it a day.

We are going to test and use these out West where there is no signal interference, no cell towers etc. Even if there are cell towers the unit works as a portable charger for cell phones so it is dual use for us.

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Old 25 April 2018, 17:41
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That was their best case scenario in testing. Real world you're looking at a few miles on average I'm guessing. I believe that using units as retrans radios will help out a lot with LOS issues.

The Gotenna Pro has a 5w system with VHF and UHF capabilities but $499 per unit is a bit pricey. There comes a point where the utility and price of sending a text message with coordinates just doesn't make sense. At some point you're better off just buying a Rino and calling it a day.
I'm seriously considering these for use in mountains for hunting (and just in case at home). They will only get better.
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Old 25 April 2018, 17:55
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We are testing a couple of units on a bear hunt in AZ in May. Mesh capabilities are not yet enabled but I'll let you know how the line of sight works.
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Old 25 April 2018, 19:22
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I'm also curious to environmental protection. I don't see any water resistance/proofing claims or operating temps. Ziplock item for sure!
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Old 13 August 2020, 22:32
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This looks like the new and improved version of MESH.

Anyone using it?

https://gotennamesh dot com/products/mesh
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Old 14 August 2020, 17:48
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I have pondered grabbing a set of the GoTenna's because a lot of the larger cities have a decent infrastructure. If you look at areas like Seattle there are tons of relay nodes if you wanted to keep someone in comms without a cell signal.
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