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Hillside LoRa gateway continues to perform

You may have seen the club’s LoRaWAN gateway installation post [1] at our Hillside South antenna site [2] last year. With over a year of data, we are happy to report that gateway continues to perform above expectations, servicing the majority of the Anchorage area with connectivity to TheThingsNetwork [3]. For those not familiar with LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network), each gateway can serve hundreds of devices, providing low bandwidth bi-directional communication perfect for applications like weather monitoring, tracking of vehicles or equipment, or even providing connectivity for endpoints like parking meters and vending machines.

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The primary KL7AA LoRaWAN gateway has a receive sensitivity of -128dBm, operating between 903 and 927 MHz with maximum transmit power at 361mW (although this is de-rated to compensate for the high-gain antenna installed on the gateway). You can view the coverage of the gateway on TTNMapper [4].

KL7AA Hillside South LoRa Gateway radar plot
KL7AA Hillside South LoRa Gateway radar plot

 

If you’re interested in learning more about LoRa, please contact us [5]! If you find the LoRa coverage across Anchorage to be valuable, consider making a donation [6] to support expanding our coverage area.