LoRa enables citizens to communicate wirelessly over long range WITHOUT going through traditional 3G, 4G, 5G cellular mobile networks.
Typically 1-2km indoors within buildings and 10-20 km outdoors with line of sight. By adding mesh relays the range can be substantially expanded.
Currently Meshtastic and LoRaWAN protocols are supported over LoRa.
Australian government has allocated 915 MHz to 928 MHz for use as an ISM band.
When buying LoRa equipment for use with Meshtastic in Australia, please get the 915 MHz version. Note 923 MHz is also legal to use in Australia, the 923 MHz version might work but we would like to keep everyone on 915 Mhz for now.
Start Frequency: 916.0 MHz
Frequency Spacing: 0.5 MHz
Channel Number: 20
When buying LoRa equipment for use with LoRaWAN in Australia, please get the 915 MHz version. Note 923 MHz is also legal to use in Australia and LoRaWAN has been deployed using 923 MHz in Australia but we would like to keep everyone on 915 Mhz for now.
- 64 channels total
- 30 dBM EIRP
- Each of the 64 channels is 0.2 MHz wide (1st channel centred on 915.2MHz and 64th channel centred on 927.8 MHz)
- 16 channels total
- 16 dBM EIRP