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Old 02-23-24, 09:20 AM   #1
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Default Meshtastic

Meshtastic is sweeping across England today.
What is it?

The Mesh Network has just started in the USA.
Here's the map of some nodes that are web connected.(most are stand-alone)

Why do you need it?
In a nutshell, it's back-up communications.
In case your Cell service fails, you can still text your family, using Meshtastic Nodes*.
(*depending on the local Meshtastic network).

I'm the first on my block to start using Meshtastic.
How well does it work for me? Not very well, since my area has a shortage of people with Nodes. My walk around range is 2 or 3 miles. But that will change in time.
(The outdoor antenna on the right has the Node connected).

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