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by iotman
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: ESP32 boards
Topic: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Re: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km

Hi @jimmo, thanks so much, love Micropython!

Cheers, AB
by iotman
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: ESP32 boards
Topic: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Re: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km

Hi @jimmo, thanks for the update on BLE; I was wondering about that. I think we'll wait for v1.12 and see how well that works, so is there a specific forum I can monitor to find out when it is released?

Cheers, AB
by iotman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: ESP32 boards
Topic: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Re: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km

Hi, we are still waiting for the bluetooth BLE capability (Micropython version) to be available for the ESP32, so we really haven't started this project yet. Someone has already done the Arduino version of it quite a while ago; here is a link, if you're interested: https://www.instructables.com/id/E...
by iotman
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: ESP32 boards
Topic: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Re: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km

Hi, yes, we support Andreas on Patreon.com (and others). He releases the videos and articles there first, then later on youtube.

Regards, AB
by iotman
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: ESP32 boards
Topic: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Re: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km

Hi, so we did get the second video from Andreas Speiss on Patreon yesterday, but his results were not that encouraging. It seems that perhaps because the LR mode does not reduce bandwidth, it is not all that effective - certainly not in comparison to a LoRa board. Nevertheless, he did get the claime...
by iotman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: ESP32 boards
Topic: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Re: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km

Hi, I was thinking it could work much the same as how we receive BLE data, then switch off BLE and transmit MQTT with Wifi, but instead of transmitting the BLE data with MQTT, we would forward the data via the new LR mode to another ESP32, which subsequently transmits the data via MQTT. I suppose th...
by iotman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: ESP32 boards
Topic: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Re: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km

hmm, not sure, I received that first video last week, so when he says 'next Sunday' I'm thinking it could be today, but we'll see ...

AB
by iotman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: ESP32 boards
Topic: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Re: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km

Hi Peter, I noticed that too, right after he discusses how other long range systems reduce bandwidth and data rates to enable a range boost. So I guess we'll find out in the next video, which should be out today ...

Cheers, Adrian
by iotman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: ESP32 boards
Topic: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Re: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km

Hi @jimmo, yep, I think this could be a bit of a game changer. We support Andreas through the Patreon system so I have already seen that video, but I'm glad he has released it to Youtube because it should help stimulate further interest. We have been discussing the BLE applications for the ESP32 on ...
by iotman
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: ESP32 boards
Topic: ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

ESP32 Long Range Mode 1 km

Hi, just wondering if anyone has used Micropython with the new Long Range (LR) mode for the ESP32? It apparently can do over 1 km without a special antenna (line-of-sight); here's an article:

https://www.hackster.io/news/long-range ... 29ab89f450

Tks, AB