So with the political unrest in an African country, and the Government killing the internet there, I got to wondering...
What could be a portable way to bypass a government kill switch. A full on non-portable station would rock too, if you can protect it.
The best I can think of, and I'm no expert, is to hook up something like...
- packet over radio *think ham radio*
- one of those cell phone base station / repeater things
- wifi router (with built in tor support)
- battery pack and solar charger
Basically the idea is an isp / cell carrier in a backpack using Armature radio as the transmission medium. I don't know how well it would work. I don't even know if it would work, but I have a project to try later.
Probably won't be light or cheap to build. But it could be very useful. The downside whoever has it on their back will be a huge target.
A base version would substitute a pelican case for the pack, and directional antennas. Point them down from on top of a tall building.
Just an idea, that I got from watching recent events.