The best part about Meshtatstic is the main band of operation is a
licence free, the 868 – 915mhz portion of the spectrum. This means there
are thousands of people across the UK playing with RF products, that
don’t have a licence. This seems like an amazing time for the Amateur
radio world to capitalize on this growing interest and recruit these
people to clubs and get them licenced. If they are playing with
Meshtatsic and trying to make RF connections, the interest is already
Members of TAARC are supporting the growth of the project by installing nodes anywhere possible. On the date of putting together this page, we have built 2 fixed nodes, “ThurrockMesh.org” which has a link via the internet to the rest of the Mesh network worldwide. The aim is to disable the internet option later when the RF network is tightly meshed. The device and antenna are currently located in a loft which will hinder the signal somewhat, but there is a plan to get this outside, on a chimney. The other, “Havering_South” has been installed with a 10W solar panel and 18650 battery in a semi remote location with great take off. This device should bridge the gap between the Thurrock & Havering boarder and surrounding areas. I am also anticipating the Havering_South will provide good RF link towards The City of London, Epping Forest and Hertford as we are aware of a Mesh network already covering those areas. We are also operating a few mobile nodes with upgraded whip antennas. We are hoping that if more people purchase these devices and there are actually people on there when they first use them and get a response, there will be more and more of an uptake.