This could be helpful in the backcountry

Hilltop

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Pretty cool technology... Guessing one of the big companies will take the technology and improve it to be included in our phones in the next few years.
 

Swift

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Resurrecting a super old thread because I just bought 4 of these. Mine are the newer version with MESH capability which can cover longer distance by making up to 6 hops between devices.

Has anyone used these in the backcountry?
I want to hang a couple of these up in trees to use as relay stations so I can increase my transmit distance.

I am stuck in NC until I retire from the military in the spring and want to see what kind of real world range and battery life they have so I cant do my real world testing to see if they work for what I want.

I know they were used quite a bit during our hurricanes, but I didn't have mine at that time to play around with it.
 

mallardsx2

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I looked into these a couple years ago and decided it wouldn't reach far enough and read a review on another forum where the guy said that it wasn't quite where it needed to be at yet.

Great technology though. I wish they made a booster like my Wilson cell booster that was compact and didn't require 12V. When wilson sold out to Eboost things went downhill.
 

Swift

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I will post a review once I'm able to do some testing on mine. I'm hoping with mine being the newest version they have made a lot of improvements.