Coverage in a hole?


The Things Network User

Posted on 20-05-2020

Hi there,

As an avid supporter and user of LoRa in the Den Bosch area I've been trying to get coverage at De Graafse Akker.
Using a Dragino LHT65 Temperature and Humidity sensor in the greenhouse that is located there I don't seem to be able to get a lock on a gateway somewhere in the facinity. There should be coverage, looking at the map.

Problem is, that De Graafse Akker is located in a (literal) hole in the ground. At the original ground level (swamp) of Den Bosch. I'm thinking about putting a gateway up at Boschgaard (old Patio building) but that's going to take some more time as it's still being 'built' at the moment.

The Dragino LHT65 has a facility to build in a higher gain antenna (using some drills and SMA whiptail so I don't know if that's going to help anything with a 5 dBi antenna.

Anyway, I'll keep you posted on my endeavours in increasing LoRa coverage in Den Bosch. Any tips/tricks would be welcome of course too!!