GNSS Chip Antenna Hookup Guide

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FAQ and Troubleshooting

What’s the Difference Between GPS and GNSS?

GPS refers to the collection of satellites put into space by the USA. Other countries have their own collection of navigation satellites include Russia (their constellation is called GLONASS), the EU (Galileo), and China (BeiDou). GNSS refers to all navigation constellations as a whole. The GNSS Chip Antenna Evaluation Board is capable of receiving signals from any GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/Galileo satellite transmitting on band 1 (the most common civilian frequency). If your GPS receiver was purchased after 2015 it will probably be capable of picking up most GNSS satellites.

I’m Not Getting a Lock?!

Are you outside? Do you have a clear, unobstructed view of the sky? These antennas are small and require a very clear view of the sky. They can not get a lock indoors.

Have you moved outside and are still having problems? Double check that your U.FL connections are seated nicely and orthogonal. You should feel a nice click when the connector is seated properly. Be sure to checkout our tutorial on using U.FL connectors for more info.

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