Identify GW with GPS time synchronization


is it possible to identify lorawan gateways wich use a GPS receiver for time synchronization?


Not unless you can find it in the meta data - which I haven’t seen …

Thank you!

To expand on this, TTN doesn’t use a GPS to set the gateway location, it has to be set via the console

I surely get GPS-provided coordinates and altitude in the list of gateways in an uplink’s metadata. I also see those change slightly over time, especially the altitude.

After someone changed the coordinates of many gateways years ago by, I think, sending status messages with fake coordinates, TTN has implemented some protection. But surely the GPS coordinates as sent in a gateway’s uplink message are used (and preferred) by TTN; see Gateway GPS configuration in local_conf.json.

Some locations include "location_source": "registry", which made me assume that lacking this attribute would indicate that the location provided by a gateway was used. However, even if a gateway provides a location, that still does not tell one if the gateway truly has a GPS, nor if that GPS is also used for time synchronization.

(Aside: note that uplinks of gateways that use the MQTT protocol, like the Kickstarter The Things Gateway which does not have a GPS, have not included coordinates since May 11th.)

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Thats a good hint.

Thank you