Fascinated by the technical specification of LoRa and LoraWAN, I installed my own Lora Gateway. As transmitter/receiver I used the ic880a. As packet forwarder the Raspberry Pi (2) B+ v1.2.
I have connected the Packet forwarder to The Things Network (thethingsnetwork.org). I am very pleased with the services of the things network. The packets that the gateway receives can be seen on the console in the things network. So debugging is very easy.
Also the packets the Application or device sends (device) are displayed and contains very useful information.
At last a picture of my gateway on the window at the top floor :-).
- ic880a -SPI LoraWan Concentrator board (Ideetron.nl € 119.- ex VAT (21%))
- Raspberry Pi 2B (about € 35.-)
- Packet Forwarder software on Rasbian with these instructions: