I am currently setting up a small mqtt consumer for the purpose of monitoring lorawan reception (rssi/snr) and data rates. I have a small device that sends ping messages, and I want to log the rssi/datarate/etc when it’s sending data in different locations (all on the same gateway).
I have the consumer running by consuming mqtt messages. All is peachy so far.
My question is how I can monitor mac commands. I’d like to know what LinkAdrREQ messages are being sent to the device. I see messages like gateway//command/down that seem to be the mac commands? I see a binary phyPayload in there. Is that where the mac command data is? Can I decode those into what chirpstack shows if I open the Live LoraWan Frame viewer?