Meshtastic

TinyGS integration

Just found out about TinyGS which got me really excited, as it makes possibles for isolated communities without any connectivity to communicate to the outside world, without the need for really long links (as long as they are on a sattelite’s path).

It seems to use MQQT, could we possibly integrate Meshtastic with it? Would it make sense to do so?

Another option would be to have a radio just for TinyGS and integrate both Meshtastic and TinyGS on a single front-end application.

Any thoughts?

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Wouldn’t be a bad idea to have a satellite repeater :thinking:
Very useful if the weather gets bad and the terrestrial repeaters are down due to lightning :sweat_smile:

Now I don’t know anything about MQTT :sweat_smile:

A satellite repeater should be made with the frequency 916mhz because almost all countries in south america have that frequency for free use.

Now we need to make a mini satellite and use a MCU compatible with the project and obviously raise money for its launch and manufacturing :sweat_smile:

Even in the app could appear the repeater on the map, as they appear in this app
GitHub - rt-bishop/Look4Sat: Amateur radio and weather satellite tracker and passes predictor for Android inspired by Gpredict

I like this topic :3

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At first I thought we could integrate with the existing TinyGS network, but it’s not made for our use.

As @anothercarolina said, the way would be to launch our own. Whose up for this space journey?

:rocket: :ringer_planet:

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It could be useful, but not for Latin America :sweat_smile:

There should be two satellites, one in 915mhz and another in 443mhz, so you could cover almost the whole planet… one area at a time :sweat_smile:

If we want to have total coverage we would have to have something like the iridium constellation :grin:

A lot of satellites :slight_smile:

For a community that has no way to connect to the outide world, having a single satelite passing a few times a day, exchanging a few kbs is already a game-changer. Why do you say not for Latin America?

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Because the free frequency of the European Union is 433mhz and 915mhz corresponds to the Americas :slight_smile:

But, there are already two 915mhz LoRa satellites :grin:

https://tinygs.com/satellites

Maybe, just make an antenna and test if it works?
(Of course, it shouldn’t work, though, I guess haha)

This is the most suggested in this thread?

Oh because of frenquency regulation… That’s bs, laws are meant to be broken :wink:

I love it, more people interested :3

But you’ll be using a 70cm band frequency and the radio amateurs will be upset if you don’t have a license :grimacing:

Will we cause inteference for them?

Looks like some progress from Lacuna

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To me the interesting thing is how rapidly LORA satalite relays have progressed in both function and number.

I think it is a great idea to keep this in mind when considering future development.

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Yes, it might bother them if you use a frequency just for ham radio :sweat_smile:
Or seeing that you don’t have a radio amateur license they will bother you on that frequency :grimacing::sweat_smile:
I’m not saying that all radio operators are like that

I hope at some point to see a meshtastic repeater in space :artificial_satellite:

I agree, we must keep this idea alive for the future.

Imagine going out to climb a mountain, an avalanche comes by and takes away the repeaters :frowning:

Its funny, my favorite roads to drive are those that don’t have any cell service :grin:

Probably why I like backpacking too.

Anyone has any idea how would we start Meshtastic in Space? Would it simply be a Cubesat running Meshtastic? How hard is it to acquire the needed parts? How hard to assemble? How hard to launch?

I wanna get this ball rolling, I think this could be big!

I think first we establish a reliable link at ~500km between 2 nodes. Then throw one up in the sky. That’s roughly the elevation Starlink is sitting right now to beam back (What I think is) 5G (It doesn’t explicitly say 5G, just the frequency band matches) to cover the globe with internet coverage

But the only way to establish a reliable 500Km link is having one in the sky, no?