Nebra HNT Outdoor Hotspot Miner Helium Mining In recent years Nebra has developed two different versions of the Helium Miner: an indoor hotspot miner and an outdoor hotspot miner. Both miners are low power, using roughly 15 W or about the same as a broadband router. undoubtedly setup of the miners can be completed in minutes using a smartphone. So users are also able to easily manage hotspots and tokens from the mobile app. These miners come in three different options for frequency, 470 MHz (CN470), which is suitable for China, 868 MHz (EU 868, IN865, RU864) for use in EU, India, or Russia, and 915 MHz (US915, AU915, KR920, AS923-1/2/3) for use in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and lots of countries in South America and Asia, to put it another way Once the frequency is selected, the user can automatically tune the frequency within the model by selecting the location asset, meaning if the user purchases a 915 MHz version, they can select from US915, AU915, or other available selections in that frequency range.
Most importantly, the Nebra HNT Outdoor Hotspot Miner earns HNT Helium tokens when devices connect, and for validating wireless coverage delivered by peers. Next, using a system called Proof-of-Coverage. Hotspot Miners earn more HNT when they’re in range of other miners, but need to be at least 300 metres apart. until now, the range depends on the environment: Rural areas: ~10 miles or more. Dense areas: ~ 1 mile.
Firstly lets talk about their Mining Performance ; Keep in mind these hotspots are based around the same hardware, all using the Raspberry Pi and all having to conform to whatever requirements imposed by Helium. Therefore, even though the physical design is different, there should be no performance difference between the original Helium Hotspot, the Nebra HNT Outdoor hotspot miner or the Rak. Secondly lets check out the design and build quality there is a bit difference in design and build quality. The Nebra HNT Outdoor hotspot miner is similar to the original Helium Hotspot, using an all-plastic case similar to a cheap router. When we first unpacked the Nebra HNT Outdoor hotspot miner hotspot, there was a worrying rattling from the hotspot. Detaching the lid revealed it wasn’t too much of an issue.
Outdoor Helium miner setup Now lets talk about the Set-Up Set up is the same as the original Helium Hotspot, using the same Helium app. My original hotspot was set up using Ethernet, but currently, the Nebra HNT Outdoor hotspot miner I have is using WiFi, and I experienced quite a few problems getting this working. It seems like it was a Bluetooth issue but I am not sure if this is exclusive to setting it up with WiFi and/or a Nebra HNT Outdoor hotspot miner problem. Or it could be a common issue in general. The issue was that I would consistently receive an application error when setting it up. After 15 mins of frustration, I found that Nebra HNT Outdoor hotspot miner highlighted this specific problem stating that you should close down the app, turn off Bluetooth and redo it. It took me a couple of attempts, and the app never confirmed it worked it just said I had already added the hotspot.
Nebra Outdoor Hotspot Miner
So far, The general rule of thumb is that there should be 300 meters between two Hotspots in any direction. Inside 300 meters and your Hotspots will compete with each other for roles in PoC challenges, too far outside 300 meters and your Hotspot won’t connect. until now, the only way to increase your Helium Miner’s transmit scale is to move it to a location with almost no existing hotspots. On the Helium Explorer, you’ll see that Miners in hexes with no neighbors usually have a transmit scale of 1.0.
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