Hi, I’m looking at the feasibility of using Meshtastic to track rowing boats in use on a secluded river (for both performance and safety reasons). Due to the low elevations, proximity to water and non optimal sealed enclosures, node range is unlikely to be great.
I will therefore need a number of solar powered, ‘idiot proof’ repeater nodes I can deploy permanently along the river to relay back to HQ (and or support staff). Has anyone built such a device - ideally in a weatherproof enclosure with a solar panel attached (and if so - how big a panel for always on relay use?)
Maybe something like this, but ideally not quite so spendy! https://store.rakwireless.com/products/rak7205-lpwan-tracker-node?variant=27837945217124