Outdoor Antenna Upgrade at Core Electronics in Adamstown

Core Electronics

Full-time makers in the heart of Newcastle

Posted on 09-10-2018

Our LoRaWAN Gateway just got an upgrade: an outdoor antenna mounted nice and high. We've gone with a full wave antenna to get the most out of even the weakest of signals.

The Adamstown & Kotara area (where Core Electronics is located) was in an RF shadow as it's surrounded by hills. The new outdoor antenna has more than doubled our contribution to the local LoRaWAN coverage, we had hits up to 6+KM away (which is impressive for an urban environment).

After the antenna install I grabbed my trusty TTN Mapper and got to the streets for a drive. In the map below you can see the RF shadow I referred to - the whisps of blue that fly-in from the right and go right over the top of us.

Our new setup caters for the entire Adamstown area, which is so refreshing to see!

New to LoRa? There's still a couple of bookings available for this month's TTN & LoRa workshops.

Already across the basics? Drop by our Monthly Maker Meet: TTN & LoRa.

By Graham & Team @ Core Electronics