I have some TT-Beam v1.1 devices with the latest firmware installed (1.2.45 I believe). These are 915mhz devices with the region set to AUS to match.
When I turn the devices on I can see both of them in the meshtastic app and debug panel, and updates are recievd. If I place them both at opposite ends of my property (50m apart) without line of sight they are still communicating just fine.
However, if I head 300m away to my local overpass that has approximate line of sight to my yard, or to the top of my street which still has approx line of sights and turn the radio on once I’m away from the home, then I will only ever have the device that’s closest to me appear in the meshtastic android app, and only seem to see those signals in the debug panel.
IS there something happening like when they are within bluetooth / wifi range of each other that they are negotiating how to talk (channels, etc?). Alternatively, are there settings that I need to pre-set so that I can leave one radio at home base and have the other turn on and off at will and still expect them to be able to talk?
I’ve previously had another lora based datalogger that (and still can if I turn it on) talk to a base 15km away with not much difficulty. This issue is doing my head in.
Other helpful info:
- Set to Long/Slow
- Both the small red and blue lights flash periodically - am assuming this is GPS fix available. The larger / brighter red LED goes through a period of slow blinking for a few seconds every 5-10 minutes - assume this is indicating tx or location or similar.
- Running off usb-micro or from a fully charged 18650 doesn’t seem to make a difference.