ZOON - 2.4Ghz LoRa Telemetry Module

ZOON is 2.4Ghz LoRa based long range telemetry module. ZOONv3 can send data up to 21km at 0.5kbps and 6km at 125kbps.
ZOON adds mavlink rssi packets to mavlink enabled data beside LED signal indicators.
Furthermore, " Mavlink NEVER LOST " also dynamically changes data speed and sends only necessary packets such as position,orientation,rtcm(rtk gps),etc. when the drone/robot is far away.

As ZOON uses LoRa chirp spread spectrum, It has strong immunity to reflection from obstacles and other wireless signals around.

Connection to ZOON can be with microUSB, JST - SM04B-GHS-TB, or ST - SM06B-GHS-TB.
It is also full-duplex . (Note also that it has half-duplex physical connection as similar to WiFi).

Learn more dronee.aero/zoon

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A verry interresting new Product. But how about interference with the standard RC TX/RX Systems on the same UAV?

Hi it doesnt interfare with other radio signals because Lora use CRISP modulation which is different than any other radio signals. and also you can set the frequency to sub 2.4Ghz -2.5Ghz frequencies

Verry interesting. Will try a pair.

good day,
im looking also for lora telemetry… if you were able test it can you tell me pls if this telemetry is worth or not

I was informed by someone who has tested it with ArduPilot that when bidirectional communication starts, they will freez and must be rebooted. The range should be “phenomenal”
They didn’t work, even after updating the firmware. And now the project was stopped.

What kind of LoRa telemetry do you have used?

No one, I was waiting the result as reported above. And with this I did not order.

ok… can be a defective hardware or an error while updating the firmware

We have updated the firmware and also sent the instruction " how to update the firmware on zoon" please update the firmware. We have found the bug on UART driver and fixed.

Thanks for the information. This could be a verry interesting Telemetry tool for ArduPilot when it works.

Has anyone had luck with these v3 2.4ghz Zoon radios? We are trying to utilize a set with Mission Planner on a cube black, and it will not connect regardless of what configuraton settings we have set. It did connect one time, randomly and then would not connect again after that. Not sure what to do to get these working correctly over MP.

tia

as far as I know, no one has succeeded with them for various problems, I gave up after some weeks of not answered emails and some firmware upgrades.

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@Iron_Donkey no also with version 1 but there are other bad things:

  • the so called cloud configuration isn’t working anymore, at least form a week zoon.dronee.aero send back 502 error trough cloudflare.
  • the serial configuration seems not possible, I can connect by I have no response back / no menu and dronee website lacks information on how to use that way.
  • they don’t respond to mail.

I see that there is a user @Artem_Skorsky that seems to work for them it will be interesting to have some information from him.
My suggestion is to don’t waste time and money with anything from that company.

I was very curious about MAVLink over LoRa earlier this month and even bought a couple of modules for experimentation. I was encouraged by the mere existence of the Zoon module, though I admit I didn’t look closely at the product at the time (it appears to have been a failure). Their claim of full duplex communication with the weird parenthetical qualifier in the OP should’ve been a clue that there may have been a bit of snake oil sprinkled into the mix…

Through my own research and experimentation, I quickly discovered that LoRa is very ill-suited to MAVLink messaging. Some very simple math will show that even under ideal conditions at short range, LoRa bandwidth is insufficient for anything other than a very handicapped MAVLink connection. Any use of the truly great features of LoRa to increase the range further limits the bandwidth.

I had some pretty good success with ESP-Now, which is a 2.4GHz protocol developed by Espressif for their ESP8266 and ESP32 modules.

For a more robust solution, look toward SIK radios, RFD900 radios, DragonLink, etc.