Any RFM95 user reports?



  • Hey there, with the 2.1.0 out now supporting LoRa I was wondering if anyone had the chance to test the modules. If so, I'd apreciate if you could share some quick facts on how did you got it up and running. Is it the same wiring as on RFM69? Could you please post example GatewaySerial and a sample node sketch so we can kickoff this?
    I'll solder my RFM95's tomorrow and start tinker but with the recent experience with the RFM69 that took me a couple of days to figure out, I'd love to get a head start if anyone used them before.
    Also, what range did you got out of them and under what conditions?


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    did you succeeded in your project?



  • Sort of yes. My problem is with the battery. I initially set it to wake every 300s and whenever the sensor door triggers. The battery drained within a few weeks. Then I changed the wake cycle to 10800s (3h) and the battery holds up pretty well.
    The battery problem is cause by the mode that I have to use:
    RFM95_BW125CR48SF4096. Moreover, it seems that the transport is not really reliable. Here's last 24h log

    Wed Mar 15 12:45:34 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 12:45:34 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 12:50:36 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 13:05:37 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 13:05:38 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 13:05:38 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 13:10:34 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 13:10:34 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=255,c=3,t=0,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:59
    Wed Mar 15 13:10:36 EET 2017 | 1;255;3;0;0;59
    Wed Mar 15 13:10:36 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=2,c=1,t=28,pt=0,l=9,sg=0:rssi: -5%
    Wed Mar 15 13:10:38 EET 2017 | 1;2;1;0;28;rssi: -5%
    Wed Mar 15 13:10:38 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=1,c=1,t=16,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:0
    Wed Mar 15 13:10:41 EET 2017 | 1;1;1;0;16;0
    Wed Mar 15 13:10:41 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-255,s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    Wed Mar 15 13:10:41 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:BC
    Wed Mar 15 13:10:42 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:FPAR REQ,ID=1
    Wed Mar 15 13:10:42 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:PNG:SEND,TO=0
    Wed Mar 15 13:10:42 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:CKU:OK
    Wed Mar 15 13:10:42 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:GWL OK
    Wed Mar 15 13:10:43 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-1-1,s=255,c=3,t=8,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:0
    Wed Mar 15 13:10:43 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=255,c=3,t=24,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:1
    Wed Mar 15 13:10:46 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:PINGED,ID=1,HP=1
    Wed Mar 15 13:20:41 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-1-1,s=255,c=3,t=25,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:1
    Wed Mar 15 13:24:40 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 13:24:40 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=255,c=3,t=0,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:60
    Wed Mar 15 13:24:42 EET 2017 | 1;255;3;0;0;60
    Wed Mar 15 13:24:42 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=2,c=1,t=28,pt=0,l=8,sg=0:rssi: 1%
    Wed Mar 15 13:24:44 EET 2017 | 1;2;1;0;28;rssi: 1%
    Wed Mar 15 13:24:44 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=1,c=1,t=16,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:1
    Wed Mar 15 13:24:47 EET 2017 | 1;1;1;0;16;1
    Wed Mar 15 13:24:47 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=255,c=3,t=0,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:54
    Wed Mar 15 13:24:48 EET 2017 | 1;255;3;0;0;54
    Wed Mar 15 13:24:48 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=2,c=1,t=28,pt=0,l=8,sg=0:rssi: 1%
    Wed Mar 15 13:24:50 EET 2017 | 1;2;1;0;28;rssi: 1%
    Wed Mar 15 13:24:50 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=1,c=1,t=16,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:1
    Wed Mar 15 13:25:40 EET 2017 | 1;1;1;0;16;1
    Wed Mar 15 13:25:41 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 13:35:43 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 13:45:43 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 13:45:44 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 13:50:45 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 14:05:46 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 14:05:47 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 14:05:48 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 14:20:50 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 14:25:49 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 14:25:50 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 14:35:53 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 14:45:53 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 14:45:54 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 14:50:55 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 15:05:56 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 15:05:57 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 15:05:57 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 15:21:00 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 15:25:59 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 15:26:00 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 15:36:02 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 15:46:02 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 15:46:03 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 15:51:04 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 16:06:05 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 16:06:06 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 16:06:07 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 16:21:09 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 16:26:08 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 16:26:09 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 16:30:57 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 16:30:58 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-255,s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    Wed Mar 15 16:30:58 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:BC
    Wed Mar 15 16:30:58 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:FPAR REQ,ID=1
    Wed Mar 15 16:30:58 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:PNG:SEND,TO=0
    Wed Mar 15 16:30:58 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:CKU:OK
    Wed Mar 15 16:30:59 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:GWL OK
    Wed Mar 15 16:31:00 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-1-1,s=255,c=3,t=8,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:0
    Wed Mar 15 16:31:01 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=255,c=3,t=24,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:1
    Wed Mar 15 16:31:06 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:PINGED,ID=1,HP=1
    Wed Mar 15 16:31:06 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-1-1,s=255,c=3,t=25,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=NACK:1
    Wed Mar 15 16:31:06 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=255,c=3,t=24,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:1
    Wed Mar 15 16:31:13 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:PINGED,ID=1,HP=1
    Wed Mar 15 16:36:12 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-1-1,s=255,c=3,t=25,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=NACK:1
    Wed Mar 15 16:46:12 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 16:46:12 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 16:51:14 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 17:06:15 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 17:06:16 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 17:06:16 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 17:21:19 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 17:26:18 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 17:26:19 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 17:36:21 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 17:46:21 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 17:46:22 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 17:51:23 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 18:06:24 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 18:06:25 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 18:06:26 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 18:21:28 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 18:26:27 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 18:26:28 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 18:36:31 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 18:46:31 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 18:46:32 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 18:51:33 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 19:06:34 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 19:06:35 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 19:06:35 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 19:21:38 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 19:26:37 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 19:26:38 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 19:36:40 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 19:37:04 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 19:37:04 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=255,c=3,t=24,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:1
    Wed Mar 15 19:37:06 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:PINGED,ID=1,HP=1
    Wed Mar 15 19:46:40 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-1-1,s=255,c=3,t=25,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:1
    Wed Mar 15 19:46:41 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 19:51:42 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 20:06:43 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 20:06:44 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 20:06:45 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 20:21:47 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 20:26:46 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 20:26:47 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 20:36:50 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 20:46:50 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 20:46:51 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 20:51:52 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 21:06:53 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 21:06:54 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 21:06:54 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 21:21:57 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 21:26:56 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 21:26:57 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 21:36:59 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 21:46:59 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 21:47:00 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 21:52:01 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 22:07:02 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 22:07:03 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 22:07:04 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 22:22:06 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 22:27:05 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 22:27:06 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 22:37:09 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 22:43:01 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 22:43:01 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=255,c=3,t=0,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:59
    Wed Mar 15 22:43:03 EET 2017 | 1;255;3;0;0;59
    Wed Mar 15 22:43:03 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=2,c=1,t=28,pt=0,l=9,sg=0:rssi: 17%
    Wed Mar 15 22:43:05 EET 2017 | 1;2;1;0;28;rssi: 17%
    Wed Mar 15 22:43:05 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=1,c=1,t=16,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:1
    Wed Mar 15 22:47:09 EET 2017 | 1;1;1;0;16;1
    Wed Mar 15 22:47:09 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 22:52:11 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 23:07:12 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 23:07:13 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 23:07:13 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 23:22:16 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 23:27:15 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 23:27:16 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 23:37:18 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Wed Mar 15 23:47:18 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Wed Mar 15 23:47:19 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Wed Mar 15 23:52:20 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 00:07:21 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 00:07:22 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 00:07:23 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 00:22:25 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 00:27:24 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 00:27:25 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 00:37:28 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 00:47:28 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 00:47:29 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 00:52:30 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 01:07:31 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 01:07:32 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 01:07:32 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 01:22:35 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 01:27:34 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 01:27:35 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 01:37:37 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 01:47:37 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 01:47:38 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 01:49:12 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 01:49:12 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=255,c=3,t=0,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:59
    Thu Mar 16 01:49:14 EET 2017 | 1;255;3;0;0;59
    Thu Mar 16 01:49:14 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=2,c=1,t=28,pt=0,l=9,sg=0:rssi: 17%
    Thu Mar 16 01:49:16 EET 2017 | 1;2;1;0;28;rssi: 17%
    Thu Mar 16 01:49:16 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=1,c=1,t=16,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:1
    Thu Mar 16 01:52:39 EET 2017 | 1;1;1;0;16;1
    Thu Mar 16 02:07:40 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 02:07:41 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 02:07:42 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 02:22:44 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 02:27:43 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 02:27:44 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 02:37:47 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 02:47:47 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 02:47:48 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 02:52:49 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 03:07:50 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 03:07:51 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 03:07:51 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 03:22:54 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 03:27:53 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 03:27:54 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 03:37:56 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 03:47:56 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 03:47:57 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 03:52:58 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 04:07:59 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 04:08:00 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 04:08:01 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 04:23:03 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 04:28:02 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 04:28:03 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 04:38:06 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 04:48:06 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 04:48:07 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 04:53:08 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 04:55:23 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 04:55:23 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-255,s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    Thu Mar 16 04:55:23 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:BC
    Thu Mar 16 04:55:23 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:FPAR REQ,ID=1
    Thu Mar 16 04:55:23 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:PNG:SEND,TO=0
    Thu Mar 16 04:55:23 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:CKU:OK
    Thu Mar 16 04:55:25 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:GWL OK
    Thu Mar 16 04:55:26 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-1-1,s=255,c=3,t=8,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:0
    Thu Mar 16 04:55:26 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=255,c=3,t=24,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:1
    Thu Mar 16 04:55:29 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:PINGED,ID=1,HP=1
    Thu Mar 16 05:08:09 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-1-1,s=255,c=3,t=25,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:1
    Thu Mar 16 05:08:10 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 05:08:10 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 05:23:13 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 05:28:12 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 05:28:13 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 05:38:15 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 05:48:15 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 05:48:16 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 05:53:18 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 06:08:18 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 06:08:19 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 06:08:20 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 06:23:22 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 06:28:21 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 06:28:22 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 06:38:25 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 06:48:25 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 06:48:26 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 06:53:27 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 07:08:28 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 07:08:29 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 07:08:29 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 07:23:32 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 07:28:31 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 07:28:32 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 07:38:34 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 07:48:34 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 07:48:35 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 07:53:37 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 08:01:21 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 08:01:21 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=255,c=3,t=0,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:58
    Thu Mar 16 08:01:23 EET 2017 | 1;255;3;0;0;58
    Thu Mar 16 08:01:23 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=2,c=1,t=28,pt=0,l=8,sg=0:rssi: 6%
    Thu Mar 16 08:01:25 EET 2017 | 1;2;1;0;28;rssi: 6%
    Thu Mar 16 08:01:25 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=1,c=1,t=16,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:1
    Thu Mar 16 08:08:37 EET 2017 | 1;1;1;0;16;1
    Thu Mar 16 08:08:38 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 08:08:39 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 08:23:41 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 08:28:40 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 08:28:41 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 08:38:44 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 08:48:44 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 08:48:45 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 08:53:46 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 09:08:47 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 09:08:48 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 09:08:48 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 09:23:51 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 09:28:50 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 09:28:51 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 09:38:53 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 09:48:53 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 09:48:54 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 09:53:55 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 10:08:56 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 10:08:57 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 10:08:58 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 10:24:00 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 10:28:59 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 10:29:00 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 10:39:03 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 10:49:03 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 10:49:03 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 10:54:05 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 11:07:32 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 11:07:32 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=255,c=3,t=0,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:59
    Thu Mar 16 11:07:34 EET 2017 | 1;255;3;0;0;59
    Thu Mar 16 11:07:34 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=2,c=1,t=28,pt=0,l=8,sg=0:rssi: 6%
    Thu Mar 16 11:07:36 EET 2017 | 1;2;1;0;28;rssi: 6%
    Thu Mar 16 11:07:36 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,1-1-0,s=1,c=1,t=16,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:1
    Thu Mar 16 11:09:06 EET 2017 | 1;1;1;0;16;1
    Thu Mar 16 11:09:07 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 11:09:07 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 11:24:10 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 11:29:09 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 11:29:10 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 11:39:12 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 11:49:12 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 11:49:13 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 11:54:14 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 12:09:15 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 12:09:16 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 12:09:17 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    Thu Mar 16 12:24:19 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 12:29:18 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:SAN:OK
    Thu Mar 16 12:29:19 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:NWD REQ
    Thu Mar 16 12:39:22 EET 2017 | 0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=20,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    

    You'll notice there that there were three pairing events in the last 24h, which is not OK. Not sure exactly what "NWD REQ" means but there are also many such occurences. And judging from the battery percent graph, which puts a red dot on the graph every 3h, it's clear that many messages get lost.
    Anyway, it may have to do with the gateway power supply but I'm still waiting for the 433MHz antennas and SMA connectors so that I can replace the current vanilla RFM96 module with the Adafruit RFM96 module.


  • Mod

    If you have any doubts about logs, remember to use https://www.mysensors.org/build/parser

    About battery, you know... long range and battery consumption usually go hand in hand :)

    I didn't get last part: are you using the RFM95 or the 96?



  • Very nice log parser, I didn't knew it. Thanks @gohan for letting me know and @hek and @tekka for maintaining it.
    Yes, regarding the battery power, I measured reporting cycle. It's about 5000ms give or take 1000ms which is a huge TX time for a battery powered sensor. But since I only need to know that it's live and kicking and only get the door trigger message, I'm fine with a ping every 3h. If I were to use this as a temperature sensor, even with a 300ms resolution, it would've been a battery killer.

    I'm using RFM96 but used RFM95 in the article as for some reason the 868MHz is way more popular and thus more likely to get some feedback.



  • rfm95 im using is sleeping most of the time - this is how you get a battery running for a long time



  • @alexsh1, I know that, the problem is that LoRa has a very long TX time, unlike RFM69 or RF24. The latter can send their data within 100ms incluiding the sensors conversion time. LoRa takes about 5000ms. And not to mention that it uses about 100mA instead of 20mA. Switching to 3h duty cycle seems to work fine, but only because I'm using the sensors as a tripping security device, however, plotting temperatures won't be very nice at a 3h resolution.


  • Mod

    What did you expect from something that can transmits over hundreds of km instead of meters? 😉



  • Well, let's not get overhyped here, there's the story of the guy reaching 160km with an RFM69, not RFM95, but to talk about hundreds of km away with line-of-sight is almost impossible due to geographical restraints. And if we were to talk about ionosphere propagation, I'm sure it may work under ideal conditions, but propagation is very iffy, relies a great deal on the solar conditions and is totally unreliable throughout the 24h cycle. So except from a range success story, there's really nothing to it.
    The real thing is the urban propagation with vanilla RFM95/RFM96 along with omnidirectional antennas if a city-wide mesh would be deployed. Yagi's will only help with point-to-point directional setups and perhaps a magnetic loop could prove an awesome option but they require extremely fine tuning due to their very narrow bandwidth, sometimes in the range of +/- 10kHz. I'm considering ordering two custom built magloops but the issue at hand is that for them time being I don't have a VSWR meter for UHF bands. And with entry level UHF antenna analyzer models starting at about $700, it seems a bit too much for current hobby level requirements.


  • Mod

    You missed the point, Lora radios are meant to go long distance so of course the will have to use more power and lower speeds to get a sufficient communication and that can go over 300km



  • Every standard has its own application. I have not heard about rf69 reaching 160km (can only imagine what antennas he used) transmission, but I know that loraWAN is covering cities like Amsterdam. The latter has more use to what I do.

    Additionally, Lora is good for protects like HAB (High Altitude Ballooning) - and this is a distance of a few km with no special antennas! Take a look here:

    http://www.daveakerman.com/?p=1982



  • Yes, I am very much aware of that, it's just that I wasn't expecting such a long TX time. And my conclusion is that they have no use with battery powered sensors, unless maybe BW500CR45SF128 is used, but then it will defeat the "LoRa" purpose.



  • It would though be very nice to have RFM9x <-> RFM69 or RFM9x <-> RF24 home gateway. The end nodes would use an appropriate protocol for the required range and cost (RFM69 or RF24) to send data to the gateway, and then the gateway would forward the packets over the LoRaWAN network to "the cloud".



  • @mihai.aldea I'm waiting for the delivery of loraWAN GW. So far I have an ESP Single Channel GW, but it has got limitations. I will try to measure time / consumption a node is transferring packets.

    There is a battery application for it. Like a remote flood warning device. Or gas sampling



  • I'm planning to get myself one of those and set it up in my neighborhood, however at least for the time being I find it a bit useless since I don't know of any Home <-> LoRaWAN gateway that would effectively push the end nodes data over the LoRa network and up to a hub. Moreover, if that gateway would exist, then there should be some considerations regarding the way the LoRaWAN gateway handles packets, eg. authentication, message signing, encryption, ACL or rate limiting. This would enforce a private communication channel, free of any abuser that would hammer down the gateway by sending readings every 5 sec. from a set of couple of dozen sensors, congesting the gateway.
    It may be that some manufactures such as Cisco have already considered these but I'm not aware of that, and testing their solutions is rather cost prohibitive.


  • Mod

    The duty cycle limits combined with long send times makes it very hard to use LoRa for home automation. Having to wait 20-200 seconds (depending on frequency band) between messages is a severe limitation.

    There are definitely some use cases where LoRa is still applicable, but I think the duty cycle is a big reason to why there are no gateways between LoRa and home automation systems.

    A good thread on the limitations https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/forum/t/limitations-data-rate-packet-size-30-seconds-uplink-and-10-messages-downlink-per-day-fair-access-policy/1300

    An airtime calculator is available at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1voGAtQAjC1qBmaVuP1ApNKs1ekgUjavHuVQIXyYSvNc/edit?usp=sharing



  • I see, but the end nodes shouldn't necessary route their data in an a synchronous manner. The gateway can buffer the data and commit the reading asynchronously over to the LoRaWAN network once every 5 minutes. Sensor data downsampling could be performed by the gateway in order to shorten the TX window to the utmost minimum. Downsampling and/or a heavy compression algorithm could help.
    On the other hand, I do realize that all these feature could lead to a fairly complex solution that's going to be so complicated to use that's never gonna get any traction.


  • Mod

    I don't see any good point is directly interfacing a home automation system with a LoRaWAN device: if you need to perform data collection or some remote control, the controller could take care of that without having bridges rfm69<->nrf24. As mentioned before, there is a community for Lora public GW https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/community that people could use maybe together with mqtt.



  • Anything concerning loraWAN is expensive and one has to develop it. This is probably good for developers aiming for a final product, for example, air sampling at the remote site without any internet access. However, even in this case 4G network can be used. If such site does not have internet / electricity, this is where loraWAN comes very handy


  • Mod

    For data sampling you could even use 2G gprs that is pretty much covered everywhere


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