mesh networking

George Violaris violarisgeorge at
Mon Nov 6 13:02:55 PST 2017

On 11/5/2017 1:05 AM, \0xDynamite wrote:
> So....  regarding the revolution you guys have been making (last seen
> c.1996), there are a few of us building out and thinking about how the
> true "freedom-lover" (a*archist) can stay less dependent of commercial
> and state dependencies.
> Byzantium and other mesh networking projects show much promise,
> allowing scalign to metropolitan-radius levels with only a few dozen
> or less participants.  A few other dozen backbones with higher power
> levels up 100W would cover a whole continent.
> I've worked out a power equation which should be both functional and
> "under the radar" to power-that-be.  The key insight is knowing that
> you can attenuate your signal at twice the radius that you're
> attempting to broadcast.  In this way you keep the "heat map" of your
> network WELL under the background radiation of most metropolitan
> cities.
> P (in Watts) =((radius in meters)^(1/4)).  This is the maximum power
> for licensed operation in a given range.  So if you have 10 units
> operating in that range, you must divde the number by 10 to get any
> *individual* transmitter power limit.  For unlicensed operation, you
> may have to divide this number by 2 unless you're using a public band
> set aside (like CB radio).
> It would be interesting if someone could do some dimensional analysis
> on this equation as it relates volts and amps to distance in space,
> which I find intriguing.
> So that means a mesh network with a granularity of a mile should be
> about 3W per transmitter.  In theory, you should be able to receive at
> this level if your tuning is fine enough.
> Next topic: how to send an unbreakable cipher using base *i*.
> Marxos

The tech definitely exists - they have some power specs on their site

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