TL;DR: I’m organizing a meetup about TTN coverage in Amersfoort. If you’re from the area and are interested in improving the coverage, in helping maintain some gateways, or are just interested, drop by!
I’m involved with the Meet je stad! project, which has been using TTN to collect weather data throughout the city of Amersfoort (initially - we now have spin-off projects all over the world). When we started, we put up a number of gateways to get coverage around the city, which worked pretty well. Due to various circumstances, not all of those gateways are running (reliably) anymore, so there are now some blind spots in the city. Fortunately a lot of others have put up their own gateways, which helps, but they do not seem to be so high up, so their range is limited.
So: I would like to see if we can improve the coverage of the city again. This means getting the existing gateways back online, making them more reliable or improving their range, but also investigate where our coverage is lacking and then look for new places to put up gateways (we have some funding available for hardware).
Because these things are more fun to do together, I’m organizing a meetup on July 4th. I don’t have a fixed agenda, but I can probably tell a bit about the Meet Je Stad! project, about the gateways we currently have, how we have set them up and how we might improve them. And then collect some ideas and maybe make a concrete plan on what to do.
If you’re interested in helping out, are already running a gateway in the area, or are just interested in learning more, feel free to drop by. It is helpful if you let me know in advance (here, or by private message) if you plan to attend the meeting, but if you’re not sure yet, also feel free to drop by.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday July 4th, 20:00 (I’ll be there from 19:45) in “De War”, Heiligenbergerweg 34, Amersfoort. Coming by foot or by bike is recommended, if you come by car, easiest is to park in Garage De Beestenmarkt (our neighbourhood is permit-only parking). See also: De WAR Amersfoort