Router nodes

Router nodes do little sensing to save power but normally have a better antenna, which is raised on a tripod to link-up longer radio hops.

This sensor node links our radio network up into the peat study area

This sensor node links our radio network up into the peat study area

They have the same electronics so they could use the same sensors externally as the other nodes. Router1 which is on the ridge also has a slightly higher capacity battery as it handles the most radio traffic.

Router1 close-up of antenna

This is Router1’s antenna with its 3km view down to the estate buildings (white) where the final “border router” is located.

Router 1 experiment with a solar charger in 2016

Router 1 experiment with a solar charger in 2016