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Nov 21, 2007, 02:04 PM
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The $180 paperweight


So the uBlox module & antenna arrived. uBlox charged $38 in shipping. Unfortunately the antenna requires a tank circuit to supply power to it. There are anecdotes of running these without power but we haven't succeeded. Tank circuits are notoriously hard to get working, so this $180 paperweight is going nowhere for a long time. Did manage to get a time of day out of it, using a 22pF + a random inductor. Since the uBlox has an amplifier already, it would be best to run it without an active antenna.

FYI, the uBlox is based on an Atmel GPS engine.
Last edited by Jack Crossfire; Nov 21, 2007 at 07:35 PM.
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