A Rough Guide to Hotspot Placements by Nik
This post was originally written here by Nik. With his permission we are reposting here because the information is just too good! You can reach out to him for consultation or installation services by starting here.
This is written for folks curious about optimizing a Helium Hotspot placement.
Most start with their antenna, which is (almost completely) the wrong approach for maximizing earnings. The only way you could make a less efficient improvement at the start is to focus on what cables to buy.
There are four fundamental aspects of an optimal Helium hotspot placement; antennas and cables are at the bottom of the list for importance.
Before we get there (relax, it’s only a few paragraphs away), let’s get a few important points out of the way:
First, while I think everyone reading this should buy at least one hotspot and place it as optimally as you can, over the long run you’ll earn far more by figuring out a way to actually use the network and not just provide coverage.
Second, if you follow and read through every link in this article you’ll be ready to make excellent decisions about the best possible hotspot placement. The whole thing (Helium, antennas, optimum hotspot placement) will take about an hour to digest and understand.
Third, if you don’t want or have the time to figure out Helium you can hire me to figure out the best way Helium can work for you.
- You know that Helium is a network of Hotspots that transmit and receive radio signals, then pass those signals onto the internet. In general, the more signals a given hotspot receives, the more HNT it earns. Hotspots record all transactions on a blockchain and reward owners for providing coverage with HNT, a cryptocurrency token.
- You have, or have ordered, or are thinking about ordering, a Helium hotspot.
- You haven’t read every last post and thread on the internet about maximizing a hotspot placement.
There are only a few things that really matter when it comes to your hotspot placement. Some of them will change over time, some of them are fundamental. All are driven by just one goal over the long term:
ADD VALUE TO THE NETWORK!
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