GoTenna CommunicationGoTenna is a 6-inch antenna, sold in pairs, that can be hung from a backpack, purse or belt. It pairs via Bluetooth to Android and IOS mobile devices. It uses their messaging client app to transmit text messages and GPS location data over 151-154 MHz (The Multi-Use Radio Band or MURS), to one, or more, GoTennas paired with other mobile devices. Why not just use MURS Walkie-Talkies? While the GoTenna may be more expensive than some sets of MURS handheld walkie-talkies, it does give you some advantages over them.
- You can send text-style messages to one device, or a group of devices simultaneously.
- No talking = No sound, so if you need to remain silent, GoTenna has you covered.
- You can send your GPS location to other GoTenna devices, in your meshed network. These coordinates can be viewed on the Go-Tenna's downloadable, high-resolution offline maps.
- Multiple devices can send and receive messages at the same time, with walkie-talkies, you normally can't hear while transmitting.
- GoTenna’s messages don't touch the internet. They can only be intercepted using a radio scanner. All GoTenna communications are encrypted using 384-bit elliptic curve encryption, so even if the signal is intercepted, it should be gibberish.