Yes, but it seems the append only structure and it’s benefits might be able to be maintained without modification and without the potential trade-offs of ssb-partial-replication.
I also like the idea of doing the least amount of modifications possible. It would be awesome if compatibility with existing default SSB networks could be preserved and JSON could just be compressed/decompressed at the LoRa transport level. I haven’t dug into it yet, but many-verse supports Bluetooth syncing, potentially a good reference for extending to LoRa syncing.
Latency might be slightly higher, but I also like the way SSB accomplishes something close to mesh networking but through p2p. If my understanding is correct, I believe default SSB would route a message through multiple repeaters as they sync so long as the entire network were all at least friends of friends.