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Re: Possible range between McModule - McGateway
« on: January 05, 2017, 10:53:37 pm »
This is a great topic. I am surprised there is not more on this. My home lot is 150ft x 150ft... Wood construction. The max distance for my mc-Module 110 from gateway is maybe 40 ft to garage or back yard. I have played with various positions for the gateway to accommodate the module locations. This seems to see all of them some of the time, but I miss a lot of broadcasts. I am using IFTTT which I think is one and done, so I may start playing with MQTT and QoS levels, but there is only a door sensor example and I'm not clear on it yet. I am setting up a Raspberry PI with Mosqquitto soon so I can play with the examples and QoS with a local Postgres or MySql database.

The gateway crashed on me just as I was showing my colleagues my awesome temperature visualizations in Tableau on the data logged through IFTTT in Google sheets. I didn't know until 6 hours later as I have the visualization hooked up on my phone as well. Is there a debug log for the gateway I can send you somehow? I have no idea what happened, but I reset the router and the beacons started coming back up and logging data

This is my layout, the gateway is inside on the second floor. The garage is the furthest and behind a fire rated wood door. I could raise it up, but then the temperature is not as accurate because heat rises. Garage and Back yard are most problematic. Back yard is in a use aspirin container wedged into some branches of a 3 foot cedar, but is only 30-40 ft from the gateway, yet through an exterior wall.


                                  South Back Yard

                                       Gateway 110



Master Bedroom

Some data streaming from all mc-Module 110's again:
January 5, 2017 at 08:23PM   Main_Floor_Temp   20.8125         10085
January 5, 2017 at 08:26PM   Garage_Temp   -1.25         10089
January 5, 2017 at 08:26PM   Main_Floor_Temp   20.75         10085
January 5, 2017 at 08:27PM   Upper_BackYard_Temp   -3.5625         0001008a
January 5, 2017 at 08:29PM   Garage_Temp   -1.25         10089
January 5, 2017 at 08:29PM   Main_Floor_Temp   20.75         10085
January 5, 2017 at 08:30PM   Upper_BackYard_Temp   -3.5625         0001008a
January 5, 2017 at 08:31PM   Master_Bedroom_Temp   19.5625         10091
January 5, 2017 at 08:32PM   Garage_Temp   -1.25         10089
January 5, 2017 at 08:32PM   Main_Floor_Temp   20.75         10085
January 5, 2017 at 08:34PM   Master_Bedroom_Temp   19.5         10091
January 5, 2017 at 08:35PM   Garage_Temp   -1.25         10089
January 5, 2017 at 08:35PM   Main_Floor_Temp   20.6875         10085

You can have a look at my visualization, although it's not live because our free product requires a manual refresh and upload. I have a reasonably live (not streaming) version on my own server.

Can we get some info on optimal antenna orientation? This is something I can control at install, but I am guessing all the way right now.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2017, 11:36:15 pm by bdevlin »