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RE: [Paparazzi-devel] New GPS module from sparkfun

From: Steffen S .
Subject: RE: [Paparazzi-devel] New GPS module from sparkfun
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 07:19:49 +0200


I found this and wanted to share it with you guys:
Someone on another forum ( found out, that the LEA5H has problems with constant datarates, when receiving more than 8 satellites
(already turned off all extra stuff). He says the LEA4 chip performs much better and gives a constant update rate all the time.

Link to his Post(German):


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To: address@hidden
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 17:03:49 -0700
Subject: RE: [Paparazzi-devel] New GPS module from sparkfun

As Jeremy pointed out on the wiki, they used the wrong antenna.  A passive antenna would have been perfect, but they used the active....  Makes me wonder why?  Possibly something wrong in the design, who knows.  Great price though!


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Subject: [Paparazzi-devel] New GPS module from sparkfun

From: Yves Touchette <address@hidden>

Date: Mon, October 06, 2008 2:18 pm

To: "address@hidden" <address@hidden>

Hey guys,

Take a look at this:

It's a dream come true ;)

A GPS module with a Ublox 5H and a sarantel Geohelix.

The only issue might be the connector, but I guess the best thing to do would be to remove the flex cable and solder wires directly to the PCB.

What do you guys think?


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