I’ve been playing with LoRa for a while, and I’ve even got a tiny single channel gateway at my house that mostly works.
But last week Adam loaned me a proper The Things Network LoRa gateway to play with.
For a start it has a proper 8 channel receiver. This means that it can receive all the messages. For another thing, it has a proper antenna. The result has been that over the air authentication (which used to be hit or miss) works first time. And I can reliably send messages back to the LoRa device when it checks in.
Suddenly all my sensors are reporting results with rock solid quality of service.
I really hope Adam doesn’t ask for it back in a hurry…