Aside the poor colloquial joke title, its been a good morning. Having only really be
gun to cut my teeth with LPWAN at the tail end of last year, this morning I set what appears to be a UK distance record for LoRaWAN, just under 70km, from 902ft up a hillside in Wales, to North and East Manchester gateways. I think I’d call that success.
The node is a Pycom LoPy4, with an IMST antenna, had a few pings at that distance, and not really even getting toward the end of the signal strength, so if I can find somewhere eq
ually geographically forgiving then there is definitely more to come. Snowdon I guess…
Blogs are a funny thing, they always feel like a better idea as a concept, than they do as a reality – in that for me at least, I start one with good intentions, but then entirely forget about it, and continue to just post on the regular social media channels with no regard for the fact I actually have my own platform upon which I can say and shape as I please.
The other thing of course is that like most people (assumption), I consider my life to be quite ordinary, people constantly remind me that my work with CAD and 3D printing actually IS something a bit outside of the norm, and that I should be talking more about it and doing more with it – but its a way of life for me so I actually don’t think a great deal of it, I just move from one project to the next.
So here it is, I’ll make more effort. Soz.