I have the RAK7258 gateway and the Antratek Industrial tracker TNIT100 as a node. The issue is that the maximum LOS range gotten when testing is about 180m with the parameters (Rx:-99dBm,SNR:3) and without LOS, the range is shortened to about 70m with (RX:-101dBm,SNR:3.8) They both transmit with SF7 and BW125kHz. I have conducted multiple tests, enabled ADR even though the gateway is acting like a packet fowarder, increased gateway elevation, and directed the antenna where the tracker will be. I still cannot get more than 180m in range nor can i make it to transmit with higher spreading factors to increase the range.
I know the problem is not with the tracker because a public TTN gateway about 4km away recieved a packet from it and even though it probably has a higher gain antenna and overall functionality better than my 7248 gateway, the range difference is so much between both. I have read other theads about replacing the default antenna on the 7258 with a higher gain one but i am saving this as a last resort because of costs. So, i would appreciate any information at all that would enable me to have better communication ranges.
Setup: Gateway is setup on a tower and apartment balcony on a mountain with a full view of the city below so very few high rise buildings.
LoRa® Server: TTN v3
Details: It would be nice to even get the 2km promised on the 7248 gateway purchasing site.