My Lora link keeps dropping out and I believe there is a fault with the M+/radio combo. I’m using the reach RS+ as a rover permanently fixed to a tractor, and the M+ with a Lora radio as a fixed base station on the roof of a shed. The M+ is always powered and all operations are line of sight and within 3km.
The link will work perfectly for a time (sometimes hours, sometimes days), and then there will not be any data transmitted from base. At first I thought there might be a frequency clash in my area, but after changing the frequency about 10 times I’ve ruled this out. I’ve also updated reachview on both units to 2.20.8 to no avail, and I’ve tried resetting both devices to default settings. I also wonder if heat could be a problem, as it gets to 40 degrees where we are, but the Lora link will also drop out randomly In the middle of the night in the cool.
Additionally, when the link cuts out, sometime the M+ can not be connected to by WiFi. It broadcasts the hotspot, but devices fail to connect… Kind of like it’s ‘frozen’. Also, at times when I have turned the M+ back on, an error message comes up saying Lora not connected (attached), even though it definitely is and works the majority of the time. Other times, the M+ just won’t transmit and there isn’t any error message.
Currently the only thing that gets me back to work is turn it off and on again and change the Lora frequency on both receivers.
Any ideas on how to diagnose the problem and how to fix?