Dear Kevin, hi fantastic Meshtastic community!
first my compliments to your wonderful Meshtastic project! You are doing a great job with this.
I’m a founder and admin of the FreieDeutscheGesellschaft.org (FDG), a libertarian organisation for building a statefree market and private law society with and for the free, strong and responsible people in the German speaking territory. I’m also a veteran of the ‘Internet of People’ project (iop.global), whose focus within the decentralization movement of the cryptosphere has shifted towards becoming the worlds standard for permissionless opensource DID/SSI- infrastructure solutions on its Hydra blockchain with the Hydra utility token.
We are in the process of implementing a LoRa-Meshnetwork in several German cities for our growing base of members. The demand is huge and people are very curious, excited and enthusiastic about this new technology and its potential for managing the challenges during prospective crisis blackouts. Now I have some questions for you:
Which hardware do you recommend as the one with the most potential? Currently we choose the TTGO T-Beam v1.1 as our favourite, but maybe you see other modules as more convenient, efficient or promising for the near future?
How could a LoRa-Network be attacked by enemies and how can we best protect us against such attacks and sabotage? Do professional jammers exist, perhaps in police or military, for destroying or intervening with LoRa communication?
Can you point me to some German developers, who might be interested in working for our project and tailoring the software to the specific needs of our community for a) communicating publicly and privately peer to peer within and between small to huge local, regional and national groups of people and b) for finding encoding systems for transmitting as much important information within the limits of this SMS-Chat-Messenger-Communication as possible during the economic crisis, e.g. for organizing a decentralized marketplace (abbreviated encoding of information about demanded and supplied goods and services) between our members in the coming crisis and shortage economy?
We are planning to expand the FDG LoRa-Meshnetwork in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as fast as possible for our members to become autonomous and self reliant during blackouts, for organizing spontaneous meetings in times and situations of emergency, and for the quick organization of a decentralized marketplace for goods and services in the coming crisis shortage economy. We are also interested in implementing and combining this LoRa-Meshnetwork with the self reliant HAMNET (https://hamnetdb.net/map.cgi), the Highspeed Amateurradio Multimedia NETwork in D-A-CH.
I’d be glad to hear from you and curious for your answers! Thank you very much for supporting our libertarian digital cooperative and liberation movement!
Greetings from Germany