I am thinking about making an inexpensive LoRa geteway by combining eight single-channel RFM95W 915 MHz transceivers. These would just work as receivers, and I would have a 9th one working separately as a transmitter. The point is that these modules are available cheaply.
I am wondering if it's possible to connect all eight to a single antenna. The ninth (transmitter) would be on a separate antenna, so there would be two antennas. This question is similar but is concerned about MIMO, which is not the case for me. I have also seen this question, where a power divider is suggested.
However, I am not sure that a power divider is appropriate. I have not seen an eight-channel one in IC form. The first question I referenced mentioned doing a microstrip Wilkinson power divider, but I am not sure if this is feasible for 8 receivers.
Is what I am thinking about doing reasonable/feasible?
I also thought about just laying out nine PCB antennas or using 9 chip antennas. Would placing these side-by-side on the PCB be reasonable?