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What To Look For In A Helium Antenna

Will this anten­na work?” I get that ques­tion a lot, usu­al­ly about some anten­na that was dis­cov­ered after hours of search­ing and sift­ing through Google results. Anten­nas are one of the most con­fus­ing parts of Heli­um, most­ly because RF is fair­ly com­pli­cat­ed and the aver­age hotspot own­er has as much expe­ri­ence with anten­na design and …

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What’s The Best Antenna For Your Helium Hotspot?

Here is a step by step method for under­stand­ing how to choose the best anten­na for your hotspot place­ment. Each place­ment demands a well matched anten­na in order to pro­vide val­ue to the Heli­um Net­work and con­se­quent­ly earn the most HNT pos­si­ble for that loca­tion.  First though: Hotspot place­ment opti­miza­tion is FAR more impor­tant than …

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What Does PoCv11 Mean For Me?

Short ver­sion: Use a low gain anten­na, report your loca­tion and anten­na gain accu­rate­ly, and PoCv11 will have more or less no effect on you. Super short ver­sion: Don’t wor­ry. PoCv11 is designed to help the Net­work more accu­rate­ly assess loca­tion from radio fre­quen­cy strength sig­nals and to keep Hotspots in RF reg­u­la­to­ry com­pli­ance. It cleans up …

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How Do You Find The Best Site For Your Hotspot?

Well, the race is offi­cial­ly on. With at least two unof­fi­cial halv­ings com­ing in the near future, it’s pret­ty darn impor­tant right now to: A) Get your Heli­um hotspot up and earn­ing and  B) Secure the best spot you pos­si­bly can. In the case below, this hotspot is on pri­vate prop­er­ty with an incred­i­ble view of both my …

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Can I Get A Witness?

Hav­ing trou­ble under­stand­ing why your hotspot isn’t get­ting a Wit­ness? Are you see­ing mes­sages about being above or below the bounds of an RSSI met­ric? Let’s dig in! We’ll start with this, the infa­mous PoC V10 SNR lim­its graph­ic: I’ll explain the X and Y axis in a bit, but at first glace it’s pret­ty basic.  Green …

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