I mentioned that earlier;
> The only practical method I can think of to benchmark a gateways RF performance is to measure it under open field line of sight conditions, i.e. take it away from an urban environment.
Whilst that sort of testing is actually quite easy and some of the techniques I use are discussed here;
Its way to much work for a lot of people.
Similar comparisions in ‘urban’ areas are quite difficult. The diference in reception distance between true line of sight conditions and what you get in ‘urban’ areas can be vast, 1200:1 or ever more. The implication is that variations between one urban area and another can be significant.
The only alterantive I can think of is if people would first post data and pictures of their gateway locations and setups. Then post pictures from locations looking towards the gateways together with the reception results from the nodes. At least then you have a photo guide to typical scenarios.