Visualize Your Helium Miner’s Wireless Coverage With This Free Tool

Over the past few months, HNTnews has covered some simple actions that an investor can do to improve their miner’s range. However, in many cases finding out how these efforts will increase their range has been difficult. That’s left many investors in the dark about whether spending money on their miner setup will have an impact on their earnings.However, thanks to a tool from CloudRf.com, a lot of the guesswork can be eliminated. The tool uses GIS mapping data and imaging LIDAR from satellites to create a 3d map of the world, which can then be used to determine how your Helium Miner’s signal will propagate based on some variables you input into the tool. UPDATE: Changes to Free Plan Unfortunately, the CloudRF team has significantly reduced the limits of the free plan to a maximum of 500MHZ after this guide was written. This has an impact on Helium because…

Do You Own a Helium Miner? Odds Are You Didn’t Mount Your Antenna Correctly

Hi! I’ve noticed that there are a lot of new folks joining the Helium Network and I think that’s awesome!! The quicker Helium grows to cover the world in coverage – the faster manufacturers, businesses, and tinkers will adopt the network for their designs. IoT is a huge industry that is rapidly growing and the Helium Network will fill the niche between high-cost cellular networks and low coverage Wifi. The key to Helium’s success though is for it to blanket the globe with high-quality RF coverage, and that can only happen if we all band together and build a resilient network using proper RF hardware and procedures. Over the past few months, I have taken to the road to audit the network, by determining coverage of the miners, finding POC exploiters, and determining the best antenna practices for maximum coverage. Unfortunately, during my time doing this research I’ve found that…

Helium Network FAQ

What is the Helium Network? The Helium Network is a blockchain-based communication network. HNT is the crypto-currency built to facilitate this network and it’s construction which will help to connect the billions of IOT devices that are being deployed around the world. These devices need access to a long-range, low power, and inexpensive network to communicate with their users. How Is Helium Different Than Other Wireless Networks? Communications Networks are nothing new, in fact, they have been around for over 100 years — from the old Telegram networks built to transmit Morse Code over copper wire to the ultra-fast 5G networks Big Telco’s are deploying today. Despite the huge increases in speed and bandwidth, modern networks are all centralized using the “top-down” approach to the infrastructure that serves their content. The networks use highly controlled, centralized radio equipment that they themselves own. The maintenance of the network and what types…