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Radio with lora usb dongle?

I’m just curious whether anyone has thought about implementing this with a USB dongle for lora. I did some networked radio development work for 802.15 using an EVM based on a USB dongle. To the PC, it looked like a serial port and did radio control using AT commands. I was thinking that if something like this existed for lora, you could make something pretty cool - you could plug it into a laptop and have a networked radio. It would be a nice companion to a privacy-oriented OS like tails. I was thinking about taking a whack at designing one using the Semtech IC and and FTDI chip for USB to SPI conversion, but was wondering if anyone makes something like this already.

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… I was thinking about taking a whack at designing one using the Semtech IC and and FTDI chip for USB to SPI conversion, but was wondering if anyone makes something like this already. …

LILYGO® & SoftRF TTGO T-Motion

S76G = STM32L0 MCU + Semtech SX127x LoRa + Sony CXD5603GF GNSS

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Hi @ianb527 welcome to the meshtastic community!

Fortunately there is already a development with a lora usb dongle :slight_smile: