This probably will sound odd, but I’m exploring LoRa and Meshtastic for use on a cruise ship in late 2022. My friend and I want to be able to communicate so we can find each other and whatnot. In the past, we’ve used walkie talkies and an onboard ship app and both were very lacking.
The walkies had distance issues, the app was a joke that never let you know when someone sent a message. I found LoRa through a rabbit hole of some sort that evenutally lead me here. I’ve been doing quite a bit of research but my use case seems very specific.
I plan on using 3 devices, 2 portable and one left in the room to act as a router. Our room is on the first passenger deck, midship. I know that line of sight is paramount but I was hoping through some decent antennas I could make it work.
Some stats of the ship. Length 936 ft. Width 105.8 ft. 10 indoor decks, about 13 foot tall.
I was hoping some of the more experienced uses on the forum could help me figure this out.