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Joined: 19/10/2015 17:21:10
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I've ordered two of MW with LoRa - LoRa RF95W 915Mhz
but I got two MW with chip RF96 - so I supposed there was some mistake while my order was shipped.
anyway - I want to check this modules and lookif for some examples how to send some data and receive it.
also I need to know which antennas should I use.

Any help will be very helpful for me.
Thank you all!

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Joined: 19/10/2015 17:21:10
Messages: 32


I thought if I have RF96 chip then I have 433Mhz freq.
But I was wrong, here is explanation. I've found it in this topic: http://forum.anarduino.com/posts/list/37.page

in RH_RF95 Class Reference of RadioHead library
we have member function - printRegisters ()
so we can read all MW chip registers.
Then we have header file - RH_RF95.h
where we can see which regiters we need to check - 6, 7 and 8:

53 #define RH_RF95_REG_06_FRF_MSB 0x06
54 #define RH_RF95_REG_07_FRF_MID 0x07
55 #define RH_RF95_REG_08_FRF_LSB 0x08

I've read registers from my chip, just add something like this in example code from RadioHead for LoRa - rf95_client:

so my registers is:

6: E4
7: C0
8: 0

then we need to do do some calculation:

E4C000 in decimal is 14991360
then we need 14991360 multiply on 61.035 (freq resolution) == 914997657.6 Hz or 914.9976576 ~915MHz

So my chip works on 915MHz


Joined: 19/10/2015 17:21:10
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It is really strange.

Today I try to use next example code from RadioHead Library - rf96_reliable_datagram_client (*server)
and I see that on one MW registers 6, 7 and 8 are CHANGED to values - 6C, 80 and 0 which means that this MW now works on 433MHz!

What the ... ?
Why these values has changed ???

Joined: 19/10/2015 17:21:10
Messages: 32

ok, got it - I realized that I use different version of libs for client and for server.

for Client I use libs from Moteino site - ver.1.6, for server - last version from RadioHead site, ver 1.8

and what we see in RH_RF95.cpp files?

setFrequency(915.0); moteino 1.6
setFrequency(434.0); radiohead 1.8


the big question now - which frequency is native for my MW ?

Joined: 19/10/2015 17:21:10
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