@Paul_B well thats funny your saying this. Today i was cycling arround and notice the same thing, being far away from a gateway and standing still actually allows you to communicate on better ranges. I noticed the same thing while driving in a car and had to wait for a red light.
I managed to 'ping' my own gatway at just over 2km and another gateway with nearly LoS at 8km. That is again being still AND having them resitors removed.
@EelkeVisser i can't get SF12 to work with SODAQ one, even when loading the passhtru serial and passing the command's manually when my GW received a packet it still received at SF7. How did you manage to get SF10?
@Paul_B my attempt to try SF12 was to load passthru and then pass these commands:
mac set adr off
mac set pwridx 1
mac set dr 0
mac set appeui xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
mac set deveui xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
mac set devaddr xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
mac set appskey xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
mac set nwkskey xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
radio set pwr 15
radio set sf sf12
mac join abp
mac tx uncnf 1 0102030406
When the TX is starting i do notice transmits are taking a LOT longer (as expected with SF12 ad DR0) so its a work in progress, but if anyone has the final clue i love to hear it.
@janwillem thank you for the update, could you confirm the problem while moving the node? So far all the antenna's i tried has zero difference. Also even with a video, you cant ask everyone to do this ... some people (like me) should stay far away from soldering iron's as i'd prolly set the building on fire. So for those people you'd really need to have another solution (mine is fixed by met collegue)