Today we release the long-awaited LoRa radio for Reach M+!
The new radio module works at the same frequency range as Reach RS/RS+ LoRa (862–1020 MHz). The module is fully compatible with the internal LoRa radio of Reach RS/RS+.
LoRa for Reach M+ enables easy and reliable RTK communication between Reach RS/RS+ base station and Reach M+ rover on distances up to 8 kilometers.
It’s easy to integrate:
- Plug the radio to S2 port on Reach M+ with the supplied cable;
- Setup correction link between M+ and RS/RS+ in ReachView app over LoRa (LoRa radio requires Reachview v2.15.3 dev and higher).
LoRa radio is now available for order from Emlid store for $118 (also available from our dealers). Learn more about LoRa radio in Emlid docs and order one now in our online store!
WOW! You’re going to have a LOT of happy people here today! ; )
Special note for Edison-based Reach at purchase page though:
(*Not compatible with the original, Edison-based, Reach).
Awesome! That’s great news!
so very true!
This little guy will be very useful.
Hmm, that Reach M+ is suddenly even more interesting!
Would you consider making a LoRa repeater? Or enabling this to be used as such?
I am using Reach RS’s in a rugged terrain in Greenland, where a strategically placed LoRa repeater would enable otherwise impossible Fix’es - making post-processing obsolete.
Thanks for the request! In the meantime, we are not working on the repeater.
Is it possible to use a pair of this radios as normal Tx/Rx for transfering data through serial? for example, with mission planner?
LoRa can only be used for sending RTK corrections from base to rover.
Is it possible to use this new RTK radio, with a third party GNSS receiver that is able to receive corrections via RS232 (and use the Reach RS/RS+ as a base)?
LoRa radio is a bit more complicated than other radios used for receiving/transmitting corrections via RS232. So it’s not possible to connect the LoRa module directly to another receiver.
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