last week I take my RAK7243 gateway into operation (EU868) but I see no CRC_OK packets received at all. Occasionally I see in a 5 to 10min rage a few CRC_FAIL: GPS reception is fine even from indoor and after temporarily reconfiguring to forward also CRC_FAIL packet I see packet reception (the fails) in the TTN portal.
I’m about 3km from Dachau city center and about 20km from Munich city center. I tried also 2 places closer to the city outdoor. I have assumed to see at least a few good packets, but always zero CRC_OK and only a few CRC_FAIL 100%. I can’t believe that Munich is so silent.
From your experiences how high is the Likelihood that either the antenna or the antenna cable to the PCB is broken, or even the receiver path? I opened the device and it looks like that the antenna terminal is correctly fitted to the PCB. I get scared that I received a defective device.
I have powered the device only with mounted antenna.
Next week I will get my own sensor which i will place nearby and do further experiments.
Any feedback welcome.