Maximum LoRa Communication Distance Test¶
Prepare two ESP32 + LoRa boards;
Recommend use “OLED_LoRa_Sender” and “OLED_LoRa_Receiver” example code (you can find in examples);
Replace BAND to fit your hardware and location. e.g.
433E6, 470E6, 868E6, 915E6(it’s very important! Wrong working band will damage hardware and may illegal for your location law)
Heltec.begin(true /*DisplayEnable Enable*/, true /*Heltec.Heltec.Heltec.LoRa Disable*/, true /*Serial Enable*/, true /*PABOOST Enable*/, BAND /*long BAND*/);
Both Sender and Receiver should config to a same BAND.
Set 20dBm maximum LoRa output power in your sender (some country or location not allow 20dBm, please refer to local laws):
LoRa.setTxPower(20,RF_PACONFIG_PASELECT_PABOOST); //20dB output must via PABOOST
2. Important Tips¶
Antenna is very very important for RF communication, so you must have a good antenna with correctly working frequency.
E.g. If working BAND in 868, you must have a 868MHz antenna.
Two antennas remain parallel.
E.g. If Sender’s antenna is vertical to the ground, the Receiver’s antenna should vertical to the ground too.
Enough power supply;
Sender in a higher place.