New blog post on trying to build a LoRaWAN gateway and failing miserably.
You need to restrict the communication to a single channel if you don't have a gateway.
And also one device should be in continuous receive mode. (Like class C)
@njha nice blog post.
I also wanted to use LoraWAN a while ago to build a simple bicycle GPS tracker.
Unfortunately, if you want to use the Things Network, you are limited by the fair use https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/forum/t/limitations-data-rate-packet-size-30-seconds-uplink-and-10-messages-downlink-per-day-fair-access-policy/1300 which seriously limit the use case for a GPS tracker.
For your cheap gateway, it can work if you manually set the channel used by your device (fixed on one of the 8 possible channels).
For more details, Andreas Spiess made great videos on the subject https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3XBzmAj53Rkkogh-lti58h_GkhzU1n7U
@captainju Thanks for the info! I finally got it to communicate reliably, but only within ~5 meters.
The next thing I'm going to try is a half wavelength antenna instead of a quarter wavelength.
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