I have a stupid question.
I have a Waveshare SX1262 module with a Raspberry Pi Pico W that I bought for using sensors to monitor some beehives. I have made some progress with my basic code for that purpose, but part of the reason I chose that hardware combo was it is on the supported hardware list for Meshtastic. So I figured I would also give Meshtastic a try. I have read that it works with the Serial Module, and I am comfortable with the serial port aspects of it.
But I’m obviously missing something in the process. I have flashed the Pico with the firmware-pico-*.uf2 files, and have been using Thonny ide to see the console. I can see Meshtastic starting and doing things. But I know i have to configure some parameters like the region frequency, etc for it to work, but i cant figure out where/how that configuration takes place.
Do I have to compile and create my own specific *.uf2 file to flash it with? Or somehow configure the supplied one? How do I enable the Serial Module? How do I issue these meshtastic command lines that I am reading about?
I promise not all my questions will be this basic. I am new to radio and new to microprocessors, so I am sure im just missing something obvious.
Thanks for any suggestions.