I’ve got a project where a 2G electron will be running some data collection in essentially a 50ft deep open top pit. I’ve tested on location and can connect to the network but very intermittently, only connected about 10% of the time.
Has anyone had any success using a cellular signal booster? Something like: http://www.dx.com/p/gsm-wcdma-2g-3g-4g-cell-phone-signal-booster-repeater-amplifier-w-0-6-lcd-eu-plug-399843#.WfM6BltSzIU
with an external antenna that I can mount above ground level and bring down to the electron. Or is there another way to improve my connectivity?
If location is relevant, the project’s in southern ontario (canada).
Using this code to monitor connection events with an extra “Particle.publish(CONNECTION_EVENT_NAME, “testing”, PRIVATE);” every 2 minutes. https://github.com/rickkas7/electronsample/blob/master/electronsample.cpp#L190