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How To Set Up a RUT 240 for an Off Grid Helium Hotspot — Prepare for Challenge!

With a gen­er­ous assist from the folks over at HNTen­na, here’s a step by step method for set­ting up your RUT 240 (the cell modem that allows an off grid Heli­um Hotspot to con­nect to the inter­net.) I’ll start by say­ing that off grid set ups are not for the faint of heart, the easily …

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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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Light Hotspots Explained

What the heck is a Heli­um Light Hotspot, and why does it mat­ter? If you’re not tech savvy, the whole thing can seem con­fus­ing. Let’s clear it up. We’ll begin with the dif­fer­ent types of Hotspots: Reg­u­lar, Light, and Data Only. Reg­u­lar (I call ’em “Full Fat”) Hotspots are what Heli­um start­ed out with. They create …

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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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How to do a Helium Hotspot Placement Assessment

Get­ting the most out of a Heli­um hotspot deploy­ment requires a strat­e­gy to max­i­mize your place­ment, anten­na ele­va­tion, and then phys­i­cal­ly deploy­ing the thing.  Most of the earn­ings will come from the place­ment. I know it’s usu­al­ly eas­i­est to just put it up in your house, but it’s prob­a­bly worth assess­ing a few spots before you …

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