I have 2 Heltecs (and a few other manufacturered hotspots). The Heltecs are performing very clearly much lower than my Bobcats, Sensecaps and RAK. All are within the same region, they all can find similar witnesses in discovery mode, all are using the same antenna (mcgill 6dbi) at a similar height, around 1m above roofline of a 2 story house yet the Heltecs are sat earning 0.05-0.1HNT per day whilst all others are more like 0.5-1HNT per day. Looking at activity, they are not beaconing as much, they are also picking up very few witnesses even though disco shows 50+. What is more, looking at neighbouring hex’s from a different manufacturer, they are all performing fine (0.5-1HNT), it is almost as if the other manufacturers are ‘capturing’ the witnesses quicker than the Heltec hotspot can deal with so miss out on witnessing.
They initially performed well for 2 days, then instantly dropped off. The worst affected is Broad Golden Fly, the other one is Acidic Ginger Swift. To see what I mean by my others doing much better from different manufacturers please look at Abundant Brown Starling (next to BGF) and Ancient Sandstone Flamingo.
My question is, is this something to do with the firmware not updating to the network updates quickly enough? Maybe the Heltec components not processing witnesses quick enough? What other reasons would there be for Heltec to under perform so clearly compared with other hotspots in the same environment.