Thank you for your reply.
I will try and provide a more scientific reading.
My “The Things Node” has a Sketch that transmits every 10 minutes so I can read off the RSSI reading using Cayenne. It reads -78 dBm when the node is in the “around the house” and (when it stops raining) I will eyeball the furthest spot I can SEE from where the antenna is and go there to see if the Node will connect literally line of sight. I am on the side of a hill, so that should not be difficult.
I will then post the results (including the exact distance) here.
I may try several places, and I appreciate that the presence of nearby buildings and RF interference may have a detrimental effect.
Of interest to me would be to know if there is any kind of benchmark that can be used.
TTN’s objective as an organisation is (among others) to encourage individuals and companies to deploy gateways in as many optimum locations and configurations as possible. To that end, such individuals would benefit from being able to verify that they have deployed more than a parrot perch!