With the poor line of sight to the satellite here in the Pacific Northwest from two locations, I’ve been looking for a solution. In one location, there’s a mountain in the way. In the other location, it’s trees. With a dish, I can reliably receive the signal through a small opening in the forest canopy.
For the last three months, I’ve been experimenting with Terrestrial LoRa and LoraWAN. LoRa is basically is a point-to-point protocol that can transmit characters or binary data. The Othernet signal is carried using LoRa. LoRaWAN is used in Internet of Things applications, mostly for sending data from sensors back to a central point. I have several LoRaWAN gateways that collect temperature, humidity and GPS location and pass them off to a server. They run in the 915MHz band. I’m impressed by LoRa’s ability to pass through the dense foliage here in the Pacific Northwest.
Could LoRa/Othernet be used to extend Othernet coverage from a ground station that can see the satellite broadcast it to places where it cannot?
@Syed take a close look at the RN2903. It looks like it could be re-flashed for LoRa/Othernet.