Thanks to the work of RTP from Privacy & Tech Tips, our gateways are already fully functional, and the setup process is as simple as flashing Armbian to a SD card or eMMC module and running the script. Voila! that’s it, you’re done.
Lastly, our friends at RAKwireless do not only have a highly qualified engineering team but also a large, friendly and active community consisting of staff, contributors and end users. María Hernández from RAKwireless, whom I’d like to thank for getting me up-to-speed on everything related to LoRa®, has been both very welcoming and exceedingly helpful in getting me acquainted with their company and community. She’s awesome.
If you’re interested in RAKwireless, and in applications of their technology, then I highly encourage you to pop by their Discord server (aptly named RAKStars) and say hello to their community. I’ve been in their chat for a while now, and I can say with confidence that it is a great place to get help with everything LoRa®. We too have a dedicated chat for our LoRa® project, which you can access on Discord, IRC, Matrix and Telegram.
More information about our plans for using LoRa®, our cooperation with RAKwireless, and news regarding hardware peripherals will follow in the weeks and months to come. As always, to stay up to date on progress please make sure to follow PINE64 Telegram News channel, the announcements channel in Discord as well as our Twitter and Mastodon. Give RAKwireless Twitter a follow too while you’re at it.