And I may get to test this later today. I received an antenna the same as the one @BoRRoZ uses here
today and found that the RSSI from a node sitting in my car outside (not on TTN network) changed from
just by changing the gateway antenna which is still in my attic space. Maybe later in the week I will weather proof my gateway as it is running on a single ethernet cable with PoE as is, just one step to get it all installed on the roof.
I will try the antenna @BoRRoZ is using above:
later if I can graft a connector onto a node. I am curious to see if I get the sort of range which would be practically useful for some of the applications I am developing. Any reason why I shouldn’t solder the centre pin and one leg of a pcb type SMA connector to the corner of a RFM95 module, ANT and GND are side by side?