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GPS not fixing
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GPS not fixing

by joph on Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:25 pm


I am having issues with the adafruit Ultimate GPS v3. It will not fix. Very similar to this forum, viewtopic.php?f=19&p=175981. I have tried using an external antenna, and I got it to work once within a few minutes as indicated by the LED and the serial monitor. After that, nothing. I currently don't have an external battery (although I will be getting one tomorrow). Even so, it shouldn't take over an hour to find a fix right? I am in a clear open area outside, even tried inside by many different windows. I suspect I might have a faulty module?

Thanks for your help!

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Re: GPS not fixing

by adafruit_support_carter on Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:18 pm

I've had it take up to 30 minutes or more when testing inside. That's usually from a cold start - where I haven't used it in weeks. It's possible it might need a fair amount of time to get an initial fix even in clear sky. But it shouldn't be hours.

It worked and then stopped working. Can you correlate that to anything?

Also, please post some photos of your setup so we can look for any obvious hardware issues.

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