I have a one, mounted on a public gateway (mikrotik Basebox2 + R11e-LoRa8 radio), processes 10000+ messages per day.
Been running for a year.
It is setup on a 9m mast, on a strategic geographic place (highest surrounding mountain), coverage should be 50km+ on most directions from some budget analysis I made.
so far has stood strong winds (40km/h+) rains, etc fine. Using stock piigtail.
I thought it being a public gateway will plot “public coverage” on TTN-Mapper, but either I didn’t manage to get it to work, or only your devices are plotted?
Edit: it seems I can get some radar shapes… (after enabling Fake GPS in Mikrotik LoRa device settings) longest transmision: 57Km