The Things Network - Melbourne Community

Melbourne`s TTN community discussion

If anyone wants to join our community, please join here at the forum first, so we can start the discussion about the planned tasks and ongoing activities.
Thanks :grinning:

You can also join our Meetup group at:

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Thanks Cameron for organizing the first Meetup!

I’m looking forward to kicking things off and getting Melbourne’s LoRa network happening.
There’s no doubt LoRa is going to be a big deal… Check out this new product from Adafruit:

This is an interesting topic to check out on this forum:

This is a great introduction to LoRaWAN written by Daghan:

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Is the Melbourne LoRaWAN active much?

Hi guys, No posts here in over a year so maybe I’m calling out into an empty space, but I’m interested in getting together to talk about running LoRa gateways in Victoria. I work with blockchain technology, specifically, proof of location. Anybody here? Cheers

contact the community here

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I’m still interested in expanding the network down here on the Mornington peninsula, also interested in blockchain :slight_smile:

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Thank you BoRRoZ

Cool xnet. Do you follow FOAM?

I don’t believe so?

Have you looked into what they are doing? Perhaps it might be interesting to you.
I am a cartographer on their platform. and

Yeah, started following them on Twitter after your mention.

What Spectrum are is the Melbourne TTN community using? I’m using AU915 for my home router. My LoRa device is not connecting today in the CBD and there is no way of knowing - that I can tell - what the CBD routers are configured for?

Did you get it working?!

Here is a blurb from the things network about the correct spectrum:

In Australia, The Things Network uses both the LoRaWAN AU915 band plan and (more recently) the AS923 bandplan. See Your region can use either one of these (or both).

For AU915, we use Frequency Sub Band 2, also known as channels 8-15, or 916.8MHz through to 918.2MHz.
AS923 doesn’t require a bandplan setting, but we recommend using AS920-923, aka AS1 aka 922.0 - 923.4MHz.

If configuring a gateway, select meshed-router. If configuring an application, select meshed-hander (under Settings).
Also, use the Australia console (, especially if you want to use an Integration.

Apart from that, configuration is as per the DOCS page at

I am running a PoC and want to buy a chirping chip and a gateway. Anyone in Melbourne sell them? No worries if not, I’ll order online. Just checking if I can pick up a getaway/chip pair quickly this week.

Hi, I am pretty new in the IoT area and I am looking for information about a project I have in mind. is it possible to “rent” a gateway in Melbourne City to send data through it?

Thanks for your help