Anyone In Italy?

I hope to not be the only Italian? :shushing_face:


no you are not the only one


hello you are not alone! I try to develop a mesh net with my actual set of LoRa Meshtastic 1.8 platform.
I would like to exchange some experience about it. If you want write me a PM to

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I will write you soon, I’m also testing my mesh but I have to figure how send messages from time to time to test the rage. Have you any suggestion how to do with python api?

You might find these posts useful:


I’m starting from the easy task, but i’m stuck in whit this error.

Someone can help me?

import meshtastic
interface = meshtastic.SerialInterface() # By default will try to find a meshtastic device, otherwise provide a device path like /dev/ttyUSB0
interface.sendText("hello mesh") # or sendData to send binary data, see documentations for other options.

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “C:/Users/NICCO/Desktop/Prova/Hello”, line 3, in
interface.sendText(“hello mesh”) # or sendData to send binary data, see documentations for other options.
File “C:\Users\NICCO\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python39\lib\site-packages\”, line 130, in sendText
return self.sendData(text.encode(“utf-8”), destinationId,
File “C:\Users\NICCO\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python39\lib\site-packages\”, line 146, in sendData
return self.sendPacket(meshPacket, destinationId, wantAck=wantAck)
File “C:\Users\NICCO\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python39\lib\site-packages\”, line 198, in sendPacket = self.generatePacketId()
File "C:\Users\NICCO\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python39\lib\site-packages\meshtastic_init
.py", line 294, in _generatePacketId
raise Exception(“Not connected yet, can not generate packet”)
Exception: Not connected yet, can not generate packet

Board: Lora32
Region: EU 868
Fw: 1.1.7

Board: Tbeam
Region: EU 868
Fw: 1.1.7

What is the outputs of meshtastic --test and meshtastic --info --device /dev/ttyUSB0 (change ttyUSB0 to your connected Meshtastic device)?

I already use meshtastic —info and i see all the stuff. I’m on windows 10 without the path I’m able to talk whit the board.

I find and modified this and seems to work.

import meshtastic
import time
from pubsub import pub

def onReceive(packet, interface): # called when a packet arrives
print(f"Received: {packet}")

def onConnection(interface, topic=pub.AUTO_TOPIC): # called when we (re)connect to the radio
# defaults to broadcast, specify a destination ID if you wish
#interface.sendText(“hello mesh”)
while 1:
str = time.strftime("%a, %H:%M:%S", time.gmtime())

pub.subscribe(onReceive, “meshtastic.receive”)
pub.subscribe(onConnection, “meshtastic.connection.established”)# By default will try to find a meshtastic device, otherwise provide a device path like /dev/ttyUSB0

interface = meshtastic.SerialInterface()

Now I have some range issues, but i have to optimize the setup and give a good place for the antenna on my static node and replace the stock one for the mobile node.
I hope to be able to remote it on my balcony and have less things in the way.

You could build a simple, but efficient, half-wave dipole antenna, or a sleeve dipole antenna. Examples: and

NanoVNA can be used to measure the antennas (make the elements a bit bigger, and then cut them accurate according to NanoVNA measurements): Antenna improved range

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I’m trying a 1/4 wave ground plane antenna that I built. I hope to have time to make some test.

Hi Folletto95, hello from a newbie to meshtastic from the Salerno county.

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@podi62 Hi I’m near Siena

Ciao, I’m setting up a fixed, solar-powered node 40 km North from Torino on 868 MHz. Now it’s on most every night on a balcony facing South-West.

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I’ve just created a Telegram group for Meshtastic users based in Italy. The idea is to facilitate local network building, distance records, etc.

I hope @geeksville doesn’t mind, else I’ll close the group immediately.

You can join through the invitation link:


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Sounds great to me. In fact if you want to add a link from the main website, feel free to edit docs/ and send in a pull request. Ideally add a section for “related groups”.

Ciao, do you have added your node on the map? The two in Tuscany are mine

Thank you Kevin!

I’m not familiar with the inner workings of your website, should I edit Meshtastic-device/ in Github?

Not yet, as it’s still neither on the roof nor working 24/7.

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Almost: You want to edit Meshtastic-device/docs/ That’s the file that through github magic becomes’s homepage.

Oh I see! Will do, thanks!

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