Gateway between Meshtastic and AREDN

Continuing the discussion from Anyone interest in handheld hardware device?:

I am new to this website, so pardon if this is off topic or old news.
Has there been any attempt to create a gateway from LoRaWAN to HAM AREDN?
This would leverage the benefits of LoRaWAN’s non-regulated device’s availability with the expansion and reach of emergency deployment of broader HAM technologies. This could even fill the gap between distant LoRaWAN mesh networks when the internet and cell services are down.

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Hi,

I’m not sure if there is effort from LoRaWAN to HAM AREDN. Those projects may have some people interested.

If there’s a consideration for Meshtastic integrating with those — discussions, feature requests and PRs are welcome!

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AREDN is full 802.11 megabit/gigabit-class networking. Most applications would not work when it reaches Meshtastic. For basic chat, however, you could bridge via MQTT → Matrix. Someone would have to write an app to manage routing/userIDs though.