However, in the meantime my original TTN gateway in Roosendaal had suddenly gone very quiet. As it turns out, the gateway range is suddenly limited to about 10 meters! Clearly something is amiss here? It seems that the internal RF receiver has given up, something that cannot be easily repaired and needs to be looked at by the Things Network team.
As there is no way to predict how long this will take, I've quickly built myself a new gateway, based on the proven Raspberry Pi and IMST IC880A board...
A quick 'n dirty gateway build!
So here's what you need to build yourself a multichannel gateway:
1: Put the concentrator and adapter board together
2: Connect the adapter to the Raspberry Pi
3: Slide the gateway assembly in the slots
4: Add power supply connections
5: Put it all together
Installing software and registering the gateway
Now that the gateway is finished, you will need to install and configure the whole thing of course. Instead of describing this whole process, I'm going to be lazy and refer you to the excellent walk-through put together by the Things Network Zurich group:
They've done a very good job in describing the whole installation, which will result in a fully functional gateway. Great work guys!
IMST IC880A concentrator board
Raspberry Pi (preferably v2, but v3 will also work)
Adapter board (I used the one from Hackables.cc)
U.Fl to SMA pigtail
5V / 2A adapter (I used a Raspberry Pi adapter)
A suitable housing (mine is a Hammond 1455K1202)
Some nuts, bolts and spacers (depends on the housing used)