How to get RFM69H 868Mhz working?



  • Hi everyone!
    i just tried the NRF24 transceiver on a them controller with a serial Gateway (arduino nano) and a sensor node (Arduino Pro mini 3,3V 8Mhz).
    All works fine. But in my opinion, it seems to have a bit small radio range.

    Now i tried to use the RFM69 868Mhz transceiver, till i heard the range would be higher.

    I used the 1.5 and the 2.0beta from MySensors, but did´t get it working either.
    For the 1.5 MySensors i did´t find a how to.
    in 2.0 i got both sketches uploaded to my arduinos, and the gateway is startet correctly, also my sensor node starts correctly, but when i put the gateway in inclusion-mode, and start the sensor node, it does not connect to the gateway, every time "find parent".

    Are there some tipps for me, how to geht this transceiver working?

    Thanks and best regards.
    ren



  • For connections , see this

    For 2.0beta, sketches :
    you have to (see MySensor.h) comment : //#define MY_RADIO_NRF24
    and uncomment : #define MY_RADIO_RFM69

    All other defines for RFM69 are located in MyConfig.h

    If you have issues, post your code

    Regards



  • Hi,
    at v2.0 beta i copied the example sketches GatewaySerial and BatteryPowerdSensor.
    the only thing i changed, is as you describe:

    //#define MY_RADIO_NRF24
    #define MY_RADIO_RFM69
    

    The Gateway serial Monitor said: "Startup complete"

    when turning the gateway in them controller into "inclusion-mode" and start the sensor-node, the serial monitor output from the node is this:

    Starting sensor (RRNNA-, 2.0.0-beta)
    Radio init successful.
    find parent
    send: 255-255-255-255 s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,st=bc:
    find parent
    send: 255-255-255-255 s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,st=bc:
    find parent
    send: 255-255-255-255 s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,st=bc:
    Init complete, id=255, parent=255, distance=255
    

    ...then nothing happened anymore in the sensor-node. Also the them-controller doesn´t have any sensor included.

    In the MyConfig.h i only see this:

    #ifdef MY_IS_RFM69HW
    

    nothing that checks the line:

    #define MY_RADIO_RFM69
    

    Is this correct? Any idea?



  • @vga said:

    In the MyConfig.h i only see this:

    #ifdef MY_IS_RFM69HW
    

    you have to uncomment this line if you are using a HW model

    nothing that checks the line: #define MY_RADIO_RFM69

    MY_RADIO_RFM69 is used in MySensor.h to include dedicated files and make several others usefull defines to configure things.

    What model do you use ?


  • Hardware Contributor

    Hello.
    Are you trying to use rfm69 with a 5v nano? rfm69 is not 5v tolerant so you would need level shifting for the dataline. If you want to be sure, you could try with a mini.



  • @scalz said:

    Are you trying to use rfm69 with a 5v nano? rfm69 is not 5v tolerant so you would need level shifting for the dataline. If you want to be sure, you could try with a mini.

    My Gateway is a Arduino Nano 5V model with 3,3V output, which is be used for the transceiver.
    My Sensor-Node is a Arduino Mini Pro 3,3V model.

    Both sketches starts up fine, looking at the Serial Monitor output, but doesn´t connect.



  • @vga said:

    My Gateway is a Arduino Nano 5V model with 3,3V output, which is be used for the transceiver.

    As @scalz mentionned you need to adapt level (5V -> 3.3V) on rfm69 inputs : NSS, MOSI and SCK


  • Hardware Contributor

    @vga Radio init does not mean this is working yet 😉 You have a regulator on the nano so you can have a 3v source ok, but the mcu is working 5v 16mhz and its dataline working at 5v. your radio module powered at 3v communicating with 3v level so as said above there is a need of level shifting. and according to datasheet rfm69 is 3.9vmax.



  • @fets said:

    As @scalz mentionned you need to adapt level (5V -> 3.3V) on rfm69 inputs : NSS, MOSI and SCK

    now i´ve added the level converters to NSS, MOSI and SCK.

    Same problem, gateway starts correctly without error, but sensor-node das not connect in inclusion-mode.


  • Hardware Contributor

    and what are you using for level conversion? resistor divider (maybe not the right res and it's break the voltage levels) ? mosfets?
    If you want, here is a nice link to understand how level converter works:
    https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/bi-directional-logic-level-converter-hookup-guide
    You should try your GW sketch with a mini pro, and if this works this is definitively hardware issue with your nano; probably bad level converting or perhaps power supply issues but i doubt.



  • i´m using TS2950CT33.

    OK, later i´ll try it with a pro mini 3,3v, thanks for help, so far.


  • Hardware Contributor

    oki cool, you should do this..because that can't work like this. TS2950CT33 is not a logic level converter. it's a powersupply regulator



  • Just made a Arduino pro mini 3,3V Gateway, starts up fine, but same problem. Sensor (which already is a Arduino 3,3V Pro Mini) also doesn´t connect.😕



  • @vga please check out my thread - I had a similar problem.

    https://forum.mysensors.org/topic/4191/rfm69-network-issue

    Make sure this is not antenna issue - do you have antennas and what type please? Double and triple check your wiring. Pleas make sure your transceivers are W version and not HW. Otherwise, you have to activate the corresponding line in MyConfig.h

    Which version of MySensors are you using?
    Can you pleas post your MyConfig.h?



  • @vga Apologies, I just noticed that you have "H" version. It does have a peak consumption of 130mA. Make sure you Arduino can handle it. Feeding from 3.3V pin may not be an option - I think for Nano it is 50mA max for 3.3V Pin.

    In your sketch you have to do the following:

    #define MY_RADIO_RFM69
    #define MY_IS_RFM69HW
    


  • Thanks alexsh1 for your posts!

    @alexsh1 said:

    do you have antennas and what type please?

    I don´t have any antenna connected to the transceiver. Is this a problem?

    @alexsh1 said:

    Double and triple check your wiring.

    ...i can´t remember, how often i´ve checked it.

    @alexsh1 said:

    Which version of MySensors are you using?

    currently i´m using 2.0beta

    @alexsh1 said:

    Can you pleas post your MyConfig.h?
    In your sketch you have to do the following:

    #define MY_RADIO_RFM69
    #define MY_IS_RFM69HW
    
    

    I´ve added the second line to my sketches in gateway and sensor-node, but also no success.

    here is my MyConfig.h

    /*
     * The MySensors Arduino library handles the wireless radio link and protocol
     * between your home built sensors/actuators and HA controller of choice.
     * The sensors forms a self healing radio network with optional repeaters. Each
     * repeater and gateway builds a routing tables in EEPROM which keeps track of the
     * network topology allowing messages to be routed to nodes.
     *
     * Created by Henrik Ekblad <henrik.ekblad@mysensors.org>
     * Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Sensnology AB
     * Full contributor list: https://github.com/mysensors/Arduino/graphs/contributors
     *
     * Documentation: http://www.mysensors.org
     * Support Forum: http://forum.mysensors.org
     *
     * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
     * modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
     * version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.
     */
    
    /**
     * @file MyConfig.h
     *
     * MySensors specific configurations
     */
    #ifndef MyConfig_h
    #define MyConfig_h
    #include <stdint.h>
    
    
    /**********************************
    *  Serial and debug options
    ***********************************/
    
    // Enable MY_DEBUG in sketch to show debug prints. This option will add a lot to the size of the
    // final sketch but is helpful to see what is actually is happening during development
    //#define MY_DEBUG
    
    // Enable MY_SPECIAL_DEBUG in sketch to activate I_DEBUG messages if MY_DEBUG is disabled.
    // I_DEBUG requests are:
    // R: routing info (only repeaters): received msg XXYY (as stream), where XX is the node and YY the routing node
    // V: CPU voltage
    // F: CPU frequency
    // M: free memory
    // E: clear MySensors EEPROM area and reboot (i.e. "factory" reset)
    //#define MY_SPECIAL_DEBUG
    
    // Enable MY_DEBUG_VERBOSE_SIGNING flag for verbose debug prints related to signing.
    // Requires DEBUG to be enabled.
    // This will add even more to the size of the final sketch!
    //#define MY_DEBUG_VERBOSE_SIGNING
    
    // Enable this in sketch if you want to use TX(1), RX(0) as normal I/O pin
    //#define MY_DISABLED_SERIAL
    
    // Enable MY_CORE_ONLY flag if you want to use core functions without loading the framework
    //#define MY_CORE_ONLY
    
    // Turn off debug if serial pins is used for other stuff
    #ifdef MY_DISABLED_SERIAL
    #undef MY_DEBUG
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_BAUD_RATE
     * @brief Serial output baud rate (debug prints and serial gateway speed).
     */
    #ifndef MY_BAUD_RATE
    #define MY_BAUD_RATE 115200
    #endif
    
    // Disables over-the-air reset of node
    //#define MY_DISABLE_REMOTE_RESET
    
    /**********************************
    *  Radio selection and node config
    ***********************************/
    
    // Selecting uplink transport layer is optional (for a gateway node).
    
    //#define MY_RADIO_NRF24
    //#define MY_RADIO_RFM69
    //#define MY_RS485
    
    /**
     * @def MY_NODE_ID
     * @brief Node id defaults to AUTO (tries to fetch id from controller).
     */
    #ifndef MY_NODE_ID
    #define MY_NODE_ID AUTO
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_PARENT_NODE_ID
     * @brief Node parent defaults to AUTO (tries to find a parent automatically).
     */
    #ifndef MY_PARENT_NODE_ID
    #define MY_PARENT_NODE_ID AUTO
    #endif
    
    // Enables repeater functionality (relays messages from other nodes)
    // #define MY_REPEATER_FEATURE
    
    /**
     * @def MY_SMART_SLEEP_WAIT_DURATION
     * @brief The wait period before going to sleep when using smartSleep-functions.
     *
     * This period has to be long enough for controller to be able to send out
     * potential buffered messages.
     */
    #ifndef MY_SMART_SLEEP_WAIT_DURATION
    #define MY_SMART_SLEEP_WAIT_DURATION 500
    #endif
    
    /**********************************
    *  Over the air firmware updates
    ***********************************/
    
    // Enable MY_OTA_FIRMWARE_FEATURE in sketch to allow safe over-the-air firmware updates.
    // This feature requires external flash and the DualOptiBoot boot-loader.
    // Note: You can still have OTA FW updates without external flash but it
    // requires the MYSBootloader and disabled MY_OTA_FIRMWARE_FEATURE
    //#define MY_OTA_FIRMWARE_FEATURE
    
    /**
     * @def MY_OTA_FLASH_SS
     * @brief Slave select pin for external flash.
     */
    #ifndef MY_OTA_FLASH_SS
    #define MY_OTA_FLASH_SS 8
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_OTA_FLASH_JDECID
     * @brief Flash jdecid.
     */
    #ifndef MY_OTA_FLASH_JDECID
    #define MY_OTA_FLASH_JDECID 0x1F65
    #endif
    
    
    /**********************************
    *  Gateway config
    ***********************************/
    
    /**
     * @def MY_GATEWAY_MAX_RECEIVE_LENGTH
     * @brief Max buffersize needed for messages coming from controller.
     */
    #ifndef MY_GATEWAY_MAX_RECEIVE_LENGTH
    #define MY_GATEWAY_MAX_RECEIVE_LENGTH 100
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_GATEWAY_MAX_SEND_LENGTH
     * @brief Max buffer size when sending messages.
     */
    #ifndef MY_GATEWAY_MAX_SEND_LENGTH
    #define MY_GATEWAY_MAX_SEND_LENGTH 120
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_GATEWAY_MAX_CLIENTS
     * @brief Max number of parallel clients (sever mode).
     */
    #ifndef MY_GATEWAY_MAX_CLIENTS
    #define MY_GATEWAY_MAX_CLIENTS 1
    #endif
    
    
    
    /**********************************
    *  Information LEDs blinking
    ***********************************/
    // This feature enables LEDs blinking on message receive, transmit
    // or if some error occurred. This was commonly used only in gateways,
    // but now can be used in any sensor node. Also the LEDs can now be
    // disabled in the gateway.
    
    //#define MY_LEDS_BLINKING_FEATURE
    
    // The following setting allows you to inverse the blinking feature MY_LEDS_BLINKING_FEATURE
    // When MY_WITH_LEDS_BLINKING_INVERSE is enabled LEDSs are normally turned on and switches
    // off when blinking
    
    //#define MY_WITH_LEDS_BLINKING_INVERSE
    
    // The following defines can be used to set the port pin, that the LED is connected to
    // If one of the following is defined here, or in the sketch, MY_LEDS_BLINKING_FEATURE will be
    // enabled by default. (Replace x with the pin number you have the LED on)
    //#define MY_DEFAULT_ERR_LED x
    //#define MY_DEFAULT_TX_LED x
    //#define MY_DEFAULT_RX_LED x
    
    /**********************************************
    *  Gateway inclusion button/mode configuration
    **********************************************/
    // Enabled inclusion mode feature
    //#define MY_INCLUSION_MODE_FEATURE
    
    // Enables inclusion-mode button feature on the gateway device
    //#define MY_INCLUSION_BUTTON_FEATURE
    
    // Disable inclusion mode button if inclusion mode feature is not enabled
    #ifndef MY_INCLUSION_MODE_FEATURE
    #undef MY_INCLUSION_BUTTON_FEATURE
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_INCLUSION_MODE_BUTTON_PIN
     * @brief The default input pin used for the inclusion mode button.
     */
    #ifndef MY_INCLUSION_MODE_BUTTON_PIN
    	#if defined(ARDUINO_ARCH_ESP8266)
    		#define MY_INCLUSION_MODE_BUTTON_PIN 5
    	#else
    		#define MY_INCLUSION_MODE_BUTTON_PIN 3
    	#endif
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_INCLUSION_MODE_DURATION
     * @brief Number of seconds (default one minute) inclusion mode should be enabled.
     */
    
    #ifndef MY_INCLUSION_MODE_DURATION
    #define MY_INCLUSION_MODE_DURATION 60
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_INCLUSION_BUTTON_PRESSED
     * @brief The logical level indicating a pressed inclusion mode button.
     */
    #if defined(MY_INCLUSION_BUTTON_EXTERNAL_PULLUP)
    #define MY_INCLUSION_BUTTON_PRESSED HIGH
    #else
    #define MY_INCLUSION_BUTTON_PRESSED LOW
    #endif
    
    /**********************************
    *  Message Signing Settings
    ***********************************/
    /**
     * @def MY_SIGNING_ATSHA204
     * @brief Enables HW backed signing functionality in library.
     *
     * For any signing related functionality to be included, this define or @ref MY_SIGNING_SOFT has to be enabled.
     */
    //#define MY_SIGNING_ATSHA204
    
    /**
     * @def MY_SIGNING_SOFT
     * @brief Enables SW backed signing functionality in library.
     *
     * For any signing related functionality to be included, this define or @ref MY_SIGNING_ATSHA204 has to be enabled.
     */
    //#define MY_SIGNING_SOFT
    
    /**
     * @def MY_SIGNING_REQUEST_SIGNATURES
     * @brief Enable this to inform gateway to sign all messages sent to this node.
     *
     * If used for a gateway, gateway will only request signatures from nodes that in turn
     * request signatures from gateway.
     */
    //#define MY_SIGNING_REQUEST_SIGNATURES
    
    /**
     * @def MY_VERIFICATION_TIMEOUT_MS
     * @brief Define a suitable timeout for a signature verification session
     *
     * Consider the turnaround from a nonce being generated to a signed message being received
     * which might vary, especially in networks with many hops. 5s ought to be enough for anyone.
     */
    #ifndef MY_VERIFICATION_TIMEOUT_MS
    #define MY_VERIFICATION_TIMEOUT_MS 5000
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_SIGNING_NODE_WHITELISTING
     * @brief Enable to turn on whitelisting
     *
     * When enabled, a signing node will salt the signature with it's unique signature and nodeId.<br>
     * The verifying node will look up the sender in a local table of trusted nodes and
     * do the corresponding salting in order to verify the signature.<br>
     * For this reason, if whitelisting is enabled on one of the nodes in a sign-verify pair, both
     * nodes have to implement whitelisting for this to work.<br>
     * Note that a node can still transmit a non-salted message (i.e. have whitelisting disabled)
     * to a node that has whitelisting enabled (assuming the receiver does not have a matching entry
     * for the sender in it's whitelist). The whitelist to use is defined as the value of the flag.
     */
    //#define MY_SIGNING_NODE_WHITELISTING {{.nodeId = GATEWAY_ADDRESS,.serial = {0x09,0x08,0x07,0x06,0x05,0x04,0x03,0x02,0x01}}}
    
    /**
     * @def MY_SIGNING_ATSHA204_PIN
     * @brief Atsha204 default pin setting
     *
     * Pin where ATSHA204 is attached
     */
    #ifndef MY_SIGNING_ATSHA204_PIN
    #define MY_SIGNING_ATSHA204_PIN 17
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_SIGNING_SOFT_RANDOMSEED_PIN
     * @brief Pin used for random generation in soft signing
     *
     * Do not connect anything to this when soft signing is enabled
     */
    #ifndef MY_SIGNING_SOFT_RANDOMSEED_PIN
    #define MY_SIGNING_SOFT_RANDOMSEED_PIN 7
    #endif
    
    /**********************************
    *  RS485 Driver Defaults
    ***********************************/
    
    /**
     * @def MY_RS485_BAUD_RATE
     * @brief The RS485 BAUD rate.
     */
    #ifndef MY_RS485_BAUD_RATE
    #define MY_RS485_BAUD_RATE 9600
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_RS485_MAX_MESSAGE_LENGTH
     * @brief The maximum message length used for RS485.
     */
    #ifndef MY_RS485_MAX_MESSAGE_LENGTH
    #define MY_RS485_MAX_MESSAGE_LENGTH 40
    #endif
    
    /**********************************
    *  NRF24L01P Driver Defaults
    ***********************************/
    
    // Enables RF24 encryption (all nodes and gateway must have this enabled, and all must be personalized with the same AES key)
    //#define MY_RF24_ENABLE_ENCRYPTION
    
    /**
     * @def MY_DEBUG_VERBOSE_RF24
     * @brief Enable MY_DEBUG_VERBOSE_RF24 flag for verbose debug prints related to the RF24 driver. Requires DEBUG to be enabled.
     */ 
    //#define MY_DEBUG_VERBOSE_RF24
    
    /**
     * @def MY_RF24_SPI_MAX_SPEED
     * @brief MY_RF24_SPI_MAX_SPEED to overrule default nRF24L01+ SPI speed.
     */ 
    //#define MY_RF24_SPI_MAX_SPEED 4000000
    
    /**
     * @def MY_RF24_CE_PIN
     * @brief Default RF24 chip enable pin setting. Override in sketch if needed.
     */
    #ifndef MY_RF24_CE_PIN
    	#if defined(ARDUINO_ARCH_ESP8266)
    		#define MY_RF24_CE_PIN 4
    	#elif defined(ARDUINO_ARCH_SAMD)
    		#define MY_RF24_CE_PIN 27
    	#else
    		#define MY_RF24_CE_PIN 9
    	#endif
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_RF24_CS_PIN
     * @brief Default RF24 chip select pin setting. Override in sketch if needed.
     */
    #ifndef MY_RF24_CS_PIN
    	#if defined(ARDUINO_ARCH_ESP8266)
    		#define MY_RF24_CS_PIN 15
    	#elif defined(ARDUINO_ARCH_SAMD)
    		#define MY_RF24_CS_PIN 3
    	#else
    		#define MY_RF24_CS_PIN 10
    	#endif
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_RF24_PA_LEVEL
     * @brief Default RF24 PA level. Override in sketch if needed.
     */
    #ifndef MY_RF24_PA_LEVEL
    #define MY_RF24_PA_LEVEL RF24_PA_MAX
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_RF24_CHANNEL
     * @brief RF channel for the sensor net, 0-125.
     * Frequence: 2400 Mhz - 2525 Mhz Channels: 126
     * http://www.mysensors.org/radio/nRF24L01Plus.pdf
     * 0 => 2400 Mhz (RF24 channel 1)
     * 1 => 2401 Mhz (RF24 channel 2)
     * 76 => 2476 Mhz (RF24 channel 77)
     * 83 => 2483 Mhz (RF24 channel 84)
     * 124 => 2524 Mhz (RF24 channel 125)
     * 125 => 2525 Mhz (RF24 channel 126)
     * In some countries there might be limitations, in Germany for example only the range 2400,0 - 2483,5 Mhz is allowed
     * http://www.bundesnetzagentur.de/SharedDocs/Downloads/DE/Sachgebiete/Telekommunikation/Unternehmen_Institutionen/Frequenzen/Allgemeinzuteilungen/2013_10_WLAN_2,4GHz_pdf.pdf
     */
    #ifndef MY_RF24_CHANNEL
    #define MY_RF24_CHANNEL	76
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_RF24_DATARATE
     * @brief RF24 datarate (RF24_250KBPS for 250kbs, RF24_1MBPS for 1Mbps or RF24_2MBPS for 2Mbps).
     */
    #ifndef MY_RF24_DATARATE
    #define MY_RF24_DATARATE RF24_250KBPS
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_RF24_BASE_RADIO_ID
     * @brief RF24 radio network identifier.
     *
     * This acts as base value for sensor nodeId addresses. Change this (or channel) if you have more than one sensor network.
     */
    #ifndef MY_RF24_BASE_RADIO_ID
    #define MY_RF24_BASE_RADIO_ID 0x00,0xFC,0xE1,0xA8,0xA8
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_RF24_ADDR_WIDTH
     * @brief RF24 address width.
     *
     * This defines the width of the base address.
     */
    #ifndef MY_RF24_ADDR_WIDTH
    #define MY_RF24_ADDR_WIDTH 5
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_RF24_SANITY_CHECK
     * @brief RF24 sanity check to verify functional RF module
     *
     * This reads back and compares configuration registers. Disable if using non-P modules
     */
    #define MY_RF24_SANITY_CHECK
    
    // Enable SOFTSPI for NRF24L01, useful for the W5100 Ethernet module
    //#define MY_SOFTSPI
    
    /**
     * @def MY_SOFT_SPI_SCK_PIN
     * @brief Soft SPI SCK pin.
     */
    #ifndef MY_SOFT_SPI_SCK_PIN
    #define MY_SOFT_SPI_SCK_PIN 14
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_SOFT_SPI_MISO_PIN
     * @brief Soft SPI MISO pin.
     */
    #ifndef MY_SOFT_SPI_MISO_PIN
    #define MY_SOFT_SPI_MISO_PIN 16
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_SOFT_SPI_MOSI_PIN
     * @brief Soft SPI MOSI pin.
     */
    #ifndef MY_SOFT_SPI_MOSI_PIN
    #define MY_SOFT_SPI_MOSI_PIN 15
    #endif
    
    /**********************************
    *  RFM69 Driver Defaults
    ***********************************/
    
    /**
     * @def MY_RFM69_FREQUENCY
     * @brief RFM69 frequency to use (RF69_433MHZ for 433MHz, RF69_868MHZ for 868MHz or RF69_915MHZ for 915MHz).
     *
     * This must match the hardware version of the RFM69 radio.
     */
    #ifndef MY_RFM69_FREQUENCY
    #define MY_RFM69_FREQUENCY   RF69_868MHZ
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_IS_RFM69HW
     * @brief Enable this if you're running the RFM69HW model.
     */
    //#define MY_IS_RFM69HW
    
    /**
     * @def MY_RFM69HW
     * @brief Set to true if @ref MY_IS_RFM69HW is set.
     */
    #ifdef MY_IS_RFM69HW
    	#define MY_RFM69HW true
    #else
    	#define MY_RFM69HW false
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_RFM69_NETWORKID
     * @brief RFM69 Network ID. Use the same for all nodes that will talk to each other.
     */
    #ifndef MY_RFM69_NETWORKID
    #define MY_RFM69_NETWORKID     100
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_RF69_IRQ_PIN
     * @brief RF69 IRQ pin.
     */
    #ifndef MY_RF69_IRQ_PIN
    #define MY_RF69_IRQ_PIN RF69_IRQ_PIN
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_RF69_SPI_CS
     * @brief RF69 SPI chip select pin.
     */
    #ifndef MY_RF69_SPI_CS
    #define MY_RF69_SPI_CS RF69_SPI_CS
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_RF69_IRQ_NUM
     * @brief RF69 IRQ pin number.
     */
    #ifndef MY_RF69_IRQ_NUM
    	#if defined(ARDUINO_ARCH_ESP8266)
    		#define MY_RF69_IRQ_NUM MY_RF69_IRQ_PIN
    	#else
    		#define MY_RF69_IRQ_NUM RF69_IRQ_NUM
    	#endif
    #endif
    
    // Enables RFM69 encryption (all nodes and gateway must have this enabled, and all must be personalized with the same AES key)
    //#define MY_RFM69_ENABLE_ENCRYPTION
    
    /**************************************
    * Ethernet Gateway Transport  Defaults
    ***************************************/
    
    // The gateway options available
    //#define MY_GATEWAY_W5100
    //#define MY_GATEWAY_ENC28J60
    //#define MY_GATEWAY_ESP8266
    
    /**
     * @def MY_PORT
     * @brief The Ethernet TCP/UDP port to open on controller or gateway.
     */
    #ifndef MY_PORT
    #define MY_PORT 5003
    #endif
    
    // Static ip address of gateway (if this is disabled, DHCP will be used)
    //#define MY_IP_ADDRESS 192,168,178,66
    
    // Enables UDP mode for Ethernet gateway (W5100)
    //#define MY_USE_UDP
    
    /**
     * @def MY_IP_RENEWAL_INTERVAL
     * @brief DHCP, default renewal setting in milliseconds.
     */
    #ifndef MY_IP_RENEWAL_INTERVAL
    #define MY_IP_RENEWAL_INTERVAL 60000
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_MAC_ADDRESS.
     * @brief Ethernet MAC address.
     *
     * This needs to be unique on the network.
     */
    #ifndef MY_MAC_ADDRESS
    #define MY_MAC_ADDRESS 0xDE, 0xAD, 0xBE, 0xEF, 0xFE, 0xED
    #endif
    
    // Controller ip-address, if this is defined, gateway will act as a client trying to contact controller on MY_PORT.
    // If MY_CONTROLLER_IP_ADDRESS is left un-defined, gateway acts as server allowing incoming connections.
    //#define MY_CONTROLLER_IP_ADDRESS 192, 168, 178, 254
    
    /**
     * @defgroup MyLockgrp MyNodeLock
     * @ingroup internals
     * @{
     * @brief The node lock feature is a security related feature. It locks a node that suspect itself for being
     * under some form of attack.
     *
     * This is achieved by having a counter stored in EEPROM which decrements when suspicious activity is detected.
     * If the counter reaches 0, node will not work anymore and will transmit a @ref I_LOCKED message to the
     * gateway/controller with 30m intervals. Payload is a string with a reason for the locking.
     * The string is abbreviated to accomodate a signature. The following abbreviations exist at the moment:
     * - LDB (Locked During Boot)
     * - TMNR (Too Many Nonce Requests)
     * - TMFV (Too Many Failed Verifications)
     *
     * Typically, the counter only decrements when suspicious activity happens in a row.
     * It is reset if legit traffic is present.
    
     * Examples of malicious activity are:
     * - Repeatedly incorrectly checksummed OTA firmware
     * - Repeated requests for signing nonces without properly signed messages arriving
     * - Repeatedly failed signature verifications
     *
     * If counter reaches zero, node locks down and EEPROM has to be erased/reset to reactivate node.
     * Node can also be unlocked by grounding a pin (see @ref MY_NODE_UNLOCK_PIN).
     *
     * The size of the counter can be adjusted using @ref MY_NODE_LOCK_COUNTER_MAX.
     *
     * @def MY_NODE_LOCK_FEATURE
     * @brief Enable this to activate intrusion prevention mechanisms on the node.
     */
    //#define MY_NODE_LOCK_FEATURE
    
    /**
     * @def MY_NODE_UNLOCK_PIN
     * @brief By grounding this pin durig reset of a locked node, the node will unlock.
     *
     * If using a secure bootloader, grounding the pin is the only option to reactivate the node.
     * If using stock Android bootloader or a DualOptiBoot it is also possible to download a sketch
     * using serial protocol to erase EEPROM to unlock the node. 
     */
    #ifndef MY_NODE_UNLOCK_PIN
    #define MY_NODE_UNLOCK_PIN 14
    #endif
    
    /**
     * @def MY_NODE_LOCK_COUNTER_MAX
     * @brief Maximum accepted occurances of suspected malicious activity in a node.
     *
     * Counter decrements on reoccuring incidents but resets if legitimate behaviour is identified.
     */
    #ifndef MY_NODE_LOCK_COUNTER_MAX
    #define MY_NODE_LOCK_COUNTER_MAX 5
    #endif
    /** @}*/ // Node lock group
    
    #endif
    
    // Doxygen specific constructs, not included when built normally
    // This is used to enable disabled macros/definitions to be included in the documentation as well.
    #if DOXYGEN
    #define MY_SIGNING_ATSHA204
    #define MY_SIGNING_SOFT
    #define MY_SIGNING_REQUEST_SIGNATURES
    #define MY_SIGNING_NODE_WHITELISTING {{.nodeId = GATEWAY_ADDRESS,.serial = {0x09,0x08,0x07,0x06,0x05,0x04,0x03,0x02,0x01}}}
    #define MY_IS_RFM69HW
    #endif
    
    

    @alexsh1 said:

    Pleas make sure your transceivers are W version and not HW.

    Is this the best version of transceiver for Arduino Pro Mini 3,3V and Nano?
    So the H version can not be powered with 3,3V VCC from Arduino Pro Mini/Nano?



  • @vga said:

    I don´t have any antenna connected to the transceiver. Is this a problem?

    yes it is



  • @fets said:

    yes it is

    sorry, thought it is possible for function test if there are no antennas attached to it, if gateway and sensor are side by side.

    So, for making it real, is this the correct length for my transceiver:
    868 1/4 wave = 82.2mm ? (length including the soldered part of the wire?)



  • @vga no it's 86.4mm (= (3 10^8 / (868 10^6)) / 4)
    In my case soldered part included



  • @fets said:

    no it's 86.4mm (= (3 10^8 / (868 10^6)) / 4)

    Thank you, just added the antennas. ...but also no connection.



  • @vga both antennas on both transceivers?



  • yes, from Gateway and Sensore-Node now has wire antennas.



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  • No - RF24 is for nrf24l01+ not for RFM69

    I have run out of ideas - please check out my thread (posted above). Maybe this would help. And I would always suggest to check again all the steps - you have probably a silly mistake and it is a matter of check to spot it



  • thanks alexsh1.

    One more thing:
    Gateway is a Arduino Pro Mini 3,3V and powered with a connected FTDI 3,3V Breakout to USB from Raspberry Pi 2.
    Sensor node is also a Arduino Pro Mini 3,3V but powered with a FTDI 5V Breakout (the only second one i have at moment) which is connected to my MacBooks´USB.

    Is this a acceptable way?

    So at the end i have to buy a "W" Module, and try it again?


 

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