My main issue is that where I live there is no gateway present. In your experience, what is the best way to test my new node in this situation? I think I will need to either buy a gateway, build my own, or travel to the nearest gateway. I would avoid building one due to time constraints on this project!
Could you guys give me any tips? What are the current cheapest gateways out there?
Ah sounds great! Unfortunately I get a 404 not found on that link? I read somewhere that The Things Network does not support single channel gateways either. Is this not the case then? Or did you test in ways other than TTN?