Has anyone had these issues with this library? Im really stuck and need a working solution to track this thing!!!
Once the balloon is launched its kind of important that the code is stable, if its not, you may not get your balloon payload back
I've reverted to using this one:http://bsfrance.fr/documentation/11355_LORA32U4II/BSFrance.zipFor some reason this one allows the use of the PABOOST additional parameter during Begin method. Not sure what I get here.
I tried the Sandeep library too with similar results. I'm starting to suspect maybe the board is not very reliableAlso this is another SILLY issue. I have lots of antennas at home which I've been buying for years. Right now it's hard for me to tell which ones are 900Mhz or 2.4GHz... Because I've also read about people having the "stuck into EndPacket" call when the antena is missing or is not well matched....
I would say if the full power is available (20 dBm), might as well crank it up there. As long as you have good power management, the additional energy it takes is not so much.
I may be miss representing this but I feel I have read somewhere that powering LoRa without an antenna (or the wrong frequency) damages them very easily. Powering any transmitter without a matched antenna can cause problems/damage but maybe LoRa takes it hard.
For what reason do you 'think' you need to use PABOOST in the first place ?The PABOOST, for modules that support it, only 'boosts' the power from 17dBm to 20dBm, not a lot of a boost really.Do you need such a high power as 20dBm (100mW) ?A lower power of 14dBm (25mW) of LoRa will get you 700km+ range, ground to high altitude balloon, do you really need more ?
The requirements for in flight tracking are threfore very different to the requirements for ground range searching. When the balloon has stopped moving, flip to higher power (if needed) and SF12, you will then have the range you need for ground searching, without the need for excessive power in flight.