How to receive and track LoRa Satellites (TinyGS). Incl. innovative ideas for your projects



Satellites are fascinating but costly and therefore only available to governments, the military, and, recently, also billionaires like Elon Musk (SpaceX) or Jeff Bezos (Amazon).
Undiscovered for most, there is another trend: Universities and small companies can build and launch satellites. Because most of these satellites use open transmission standards, everybody can listen to them. Today we will look at a hobby project which enables us to do so. In addition, the project uses some innovative concepts, where we can learn a lot for other projects. And it shows what the Maker community can achieve if we want.
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Project: https://tinygs.com/
How to create your own “Tasmotizer”: https://github.com/4m1g0/Tiny-Uploader

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29 thoughts on “How to receive and track LoRa Satellites (TinyGS). Incl. innovative ideas for your projects

  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    Lora is winning over traditional FSK, what could be the disadvantage?
    Also try to make an episode on starlink sat reception.

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    Thnx for this video !!! I really enjoy watching al of your videos ( beter than Netflix but I’m bit a nerd 😉 and fan of rf and technology )

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    is it possible today to transmit data via lacuna? or just receive them? I have some lora nodes and I would like to test with the communication via gap, would that be possible?

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    Second, in your node-red, was that node-red-contrib-mytimeout ? I'm curious as to how you are using it? And how do you like it?

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    First, very cool. Later this summer I may build one of these and add it to a makerspace in Wall NJ (the old Marconi Hotel, Marconi as in Marconi Radio). It's now part of InfoAge a Science & History Center.

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    Now we just need full duplex encrypted voip over sat LORAs

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    And is your husband happy with your Antenna-parc on the balcony? Hahahaha.

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    Great video, but please don't support the closed source LoRa protocol on Ham Radio frequencies.

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    Great video, very interesting, thank you for sharing

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    This is realy interesting tecnology but i would also like to see some more videos about what people typicly use it for..

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    I'm glad you made this explanation, I have no less than two LoRa modules sat around with nothing to do because even though I searched on the topic, I could not figure out an amateur use for these things!

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    Well, another adventure.
    Following the way you have done it I have now hit a brick wall.
    Managed to install the firmware on a Heltec LoRa board, connected to it and busy filling in the details. Hit a problem with the MQTT section.
    I installed 'Telegram' on my desktop and after having to drive down the road to obtain as signal for the access code on my mobile (I cannot get a mobile signal at home!), I have now logged into Telegram.
    Typed in 'Tinygs Personal Bot', selected it but I don't get any welcome message or options. Just the pretty picture of the daisy's. That's it, stumped now.
    Any ideas please? Anyone? I selected /mqtt but no response. Maybe the Telegram server has been brought down by a sudden surge, wonder why?
    Thanks
    Martin

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    I just noticed your last few videos don’t have numbers in the title? The numbers seem to be helpful make easy references and searches?

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    Also interesting open Data project is Airrohr. The make a open Sensor nework for fine dust monitoring with a Esp8266, BME280 and a SDS011 Dust sensor. Thery nice Sunday projekt.

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    Hi Andreas, thanks again for another inspiring video. I accept your challenge. Expect to see a TinyGS ground station in South Africa soon!

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    This is a great video, I think Lora is now on my list. In the video, you build on lots of previous videos and refer to the video numbers. Could you please put a list of the video numbers and their topics in the description? Thanks, R

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    Sucks that I only have 868 boards. Information about whether I can use (transmit) 433 in Europe is really not clear.

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    I have used amateur radio satellites; but never used LoRa. Where has this been hiding? De. AC9FX

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  • March 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    i have LoRa sensors in the garden, if i build such board can i send telemetry data via sat? For eg weather measurement. This is not clear from the video. The use case. Yep, i have ham license too.

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