I am using the M20050-1 as the GPS for our student built flight computer, following the design guidelines on the data sheet and from tech support. However during testing, we received commands such as “$GLGSV,1,1,00*65\n’” and “$GNVTG,0.00,T,,M,0.00,N,0.00,K,N*2C\n’” when interfacing the GPS with a Raspberry Pi Zero, and are not able to receive coordinates from the GPS. We suspect that the GPS is not fixing to the satellite.
I was wondering how would you recommend to approach the issue? I read on the data sheet about an external antenna, how should the external antenna be used and would it help fix to the satellite?
Senior Antenna Engineer at Antenova With over 25 years’ experience in manufacturing, test and design, Steve has a wealth of RF and measurement knowledge across many industry sectors.