So…I got myself a Balena Helium hotspot (EU SX1301) albeit with a RAK831 (with Pi HAT) while it should be a RAK2245 running on a brandnew Raspi 4b.
However… it shows Lora traffic, but no Helium Miner traffic… also, it’s my thinking that a webconsole should show some statistics but URL not found… (using my local IP).
I saw the Youtube on the topic, but it didn’t make me any smarter on this topic.
For clarity I added two screenshots.
Hi, according to the warning that appears in build-a-packet-forwarder | Helium Documentation, you can only mine with an approved hotspot. Also, I don’t think the Helium gateway project (GitHub - PastaGringo/balenaos-helium-gtw) exposes a UI, but I will ping some of the contributors to confirm it.
Hi, some extra details. The app currently on hub does not currently have a UI, but this other which is not on hub does (GitHub - just4give/helium-dyi-hotspot-balena-pi4).
Also, we are working to bring a light hotspot to Hub, as described in Light Hotspots (Beta) | Helium Documentation, and that will be able to mine tokens for Lora packet forwarders, so watch this space.
@alexgg thanks for the prompt reply, much appreciated. if you need a betatester for Light Hotspots release just ping me and I’m happy to contribute.
Yes @rjwelling we will keep you updated
Hi @mpous keep me updated as well
BTW. I am thinking of doing a 2.4Ghz LoRaWAN project, I see there is already a gateway from Semtech, looking forward to enable it on Balena
@ronyvargas at the moment i don’t have any RAK2245 available! Do you have 1?
I have one in backorder @ Rak but apparently due to chip-shortage it will be for another x-of-weeks
Yes I do have one RAK2245 running on the pi4 @mpous
@ronyvargas do you think you can open a new forums thread to talk about this new project? i’m looking forward to follow it but it would be great to have it on a new / fresh thread
@mpous Yes, I will open a new thread once I have the 2.4GHz gateway on hands.
Keep me posted on this thread for the Helium work on SX1301
@ronyvargas looking forward to read your new thread about a 2,4Ghz LoRaWAN gateway running on balena, and of course test it here in my place
how can i help you more?
Hi @mpous I created my first Topic for 2.4GHz Gateway> LoRaWAN Gateway on the 2.4GHz band using Balena
Hope it helps to get started on 2.4GHz
The balena Helium hotspot if it’s DIY at the moment will not participate in any Proof of Coverage or Data Credits operation @ronyvargas However I think they are functional hotspots.
Did you try it? e.g. GitHub - bottxrnife/helium-2245
No, I haven’t yet tried, let me take a look @mpous
BTW @ronyvargas @rjwelling we published a Data Only Helium Hotspot here balenaHub: an easier way to find and publish fleets and projects for edge devices
At the moment it’s only compatible with Pi (0, 2, 3 and 4) plus RAK2287 LoRa concentrator SPI based.
Let me know if you have the hardware to test it and make it work
Hi @mpous is this one compatible with SX1301 (RAK2245)? I looked into the code and found some hints, but wanted to check with you first
no compatible yet! open for contributions @ronyvargas
hi ı have raspberry pi4 + rak2245 pi hat . it is not working. can you help me?
Hello @mryavash at the moment this repo only works on Pi4 with RAK2287 (sx1302).
Do you think you can contribute on that?