Hello, my name is Zach and I’m a Chief in the US Navy. I had been reading about GoTenna since founding and have been very excited about getting some mesh units, but wanted to wait until they were “ready.” Low and behold and my Wife sees them in action at a trade show and secretly orders me some for Father’s Day!
My family was recently transferred out to Japan and we’ve been exploring quite a bit so these will definitely come in handy. But the real boon of this communications movement is keeping in touch anywhere (with enough nodes.) There are a number of “in-port” ship watches that require some sort of continuous text or voice communication. Using goTenna mesh with some of the watchstations would mitigate the need to buy or rent local-country mobile phones and SIM cards, saving countless dollars over the many port calls we visit over the span of a deployment.
Welcome to be here and proud to serve!