I would think that rather than off topic this is exactly how to spread the footprint of the othernet node to cover a large area. A final design Othernet earth rx station with case etc is expensive ~$50-100us? vs adding lora-lora disaster.radio hotspot nodes for ~$20us.
While the design is not finalized there is the option of feature creep and adding another lora chip with an external lora antenna for local meshing. But if that is already off the table then co-locating a disaster.radio node in wifi range of the Othernet station can solve the issue over wireless; in fact the disaster.radio could even have a script to scrape the Othernet station without any modifications on the part of Othernet though maybe adding an easy to use API that the disaster.radio nodes can easily pair to the othernet station might be useful to ease interoperability for someone in a remote village with limited literacy and electronics/radio training.
My map for on-lining an offline community looks like this:
-solar power and batteries for all disaster.radio nodes and Othernet ground station
-Othernet node somewhere in the settlement provides the large bandwidth data downstream
-Disaster.radio nodes are the local network communicating via LoRa mesh and making available to commodity hardware via bluetooth and wifi
-Briar or other similar app on mobile devices which can use any group member as a ‘mail carrier’ which will pass on outgoing mail & discussion, and media and website requests to stream down the sat downlink once the user travels and connects to Internet.
-On Othernet side there would need to be a server which can process the in/out small mails a discussion group(probably best to use usenet paired/mirrored to this othernet discussion board) and read requests determine priority and appropriateness(by size and content etc) and put them in the uplink’s feed spool.