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TTN-Conference Workshop Radio Planning

This repository holds the workshop content of the workshop radio planning at The Things Conference January 2020 in Amsterdam.

About the workshop

This workshop will deliver a hands-on experience in simulating coverage of LoRaWAN gateways. It will not cover the complete cycle of the Radio Planning process. The workshop duration is 45 minutes.

Preliminary knowledge

Participants shall have intermediate knowledge of the LoRaWAN standard, antennas, and dB calculations. As an RF engineer you know about receiver sensitivity and antenna gain.

Learning objective

After this workshop the participant:

  • knows about simulation of radio signal propagation,
  • has basic knowledge of link budgets,
  • knows how to model a LoRaWAN gateway and node in the software installed on a Windows laptop.


To participate in the workshop the participant requires

  • a Windows laptop on which he can run the RF simulation software.
  • Any other OS is not supported during the workshop!
  • The laptop shall have WiFi and a USB port.
  • Administration rights are not required.

Workshop structure

The workshop is divided in to 3 parts:

  1. Installation of radio simulation software.
  2. Setup a Link budget and discuss the individual parts of the Link budget. This will result in building blocks to be used in Radio Mobile.
  3. Exercise the use of Radio Mobile, simulate the coverage of a LoRaWAN gateway and what effect changes in the link budget have when we change parameters.

Further reading

You can find all information about Radio Mobile and Radio Mobile Online at: and


The Workshop Radio Planning is provided in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


This Workshop paper is part of the Worksop radio planning at the Things network conference. This workshop paper is free: You may redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( by Remko Welling ( E-mail:

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Radio Mobile software is a copyright of Roger Coudé VE2DBE. Radio Mobile is dedicated to amateur radio and humanitarian use. Although commercial use is not prohibited, the author of Radio Mobile cannot be held responsible for its usage. The outputs resulting from the program are under the entire responsibility of the user, and the user should conform to restrictions from external data sources.


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