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The purpose of this site is to give an overview over Neo1973 compatible GPS antennas  
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The purpose of this page is to give an overview on using external GPS antennas.
  
== Navilock NL-65AT MMCX ==
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The connector for both the Neo 1973 and the Neo FreeRunner is the same, MMCX, but
The Navilock [http://www.navilock.de/produkte/gruppen/12/Zusatz_Antennen/61232_AT-65_MMCX.html NL-65AT MMCX] is an active GPS antenna from the company [http://www.navilock.de Navilock].
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the GPS chipset has been changed. Even though the antennas listed here will probably work on either Neo, they have been separated out according to what has actually been tested.
According to the manufacturer it has following specifications:
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* dimensions 40,5 x 38,0 x 12,3 mm
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* 2m connection cable with MMCX plug
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* power consumption:
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  * with 3V 12mA
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  * with 5V 18mA
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The antenna is tested shortly, the input signal increased by a factor of 4 in a car.
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TTFF (Time To First Fix) and number of satellites locked in will vary greatly depending on the current conditions (the constellation of the satellites, terrain and buildings, and weather). To do a serious comparison test we would need to test all the antennas at the same time under known conditions. Currently this page will just tell you some antennas that have been found to function with the Neo FreeRunner and Neo 1973.
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== Neo FreeRunner ==
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=== Arkon External GPS Antenna with MMCX connector ===
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$12,50 at [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F1WNAO amazon.com]
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The Amazon link will suggest other similar products.
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There are no clear specs, tested in the FR with tangoGPS and got TTFF in few seconds with a clear sky, picks 10 sats.
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=== Haicom GPS-AHI-101 ===
  
== Haicom GPS-AHI-101 ==
 
 
The Haicom GPS-AHI-101 have these specifications:
 
The Haicom GPS-AHI-101 have these specifications:
* dimensions: 50 x 50 x 17 mm
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* dimensions: 50 x 50 x 17 mm
* 5 m connection cable with MMCX plug
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* 5 m connection cable with MMCX plug
* mounting: magnetic base
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* mounting: magnetic base
* Power handling: 1 Watt
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* Power handling: 1 Watt
  
 
A brief test (hanging the antenna out of the window in my apartment) show that it works quite well. TTFF in 216 seconds, 6 satellites in view.
 
A brief test (hanging the antenna out of the window in my apartment) show that it works quite well. TTFF in 216 seconds, 6 satellites in view.
 
Note: I used my [[Neo FreeRunner|FreeRunner]] to do the test, I haven't tested the antenna with my [[Neo 1973]] yet.
 
Note: I used my [[Neo FreeRunner|FreeRunner]] to do the test, I haven't tested the antenna with my [[Neo 1973]] yet.
  
== Arkon External GPS Antenna with MMCX connector ==
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=== Semsons external antenna ===
Chepeast I found, just $12,50 at [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F1WNAO amazon.com]
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The link will suggest other products alike.
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No brand name. [http://www.semsons.com/gps90deexboa.html Item #GPS-ANT-MMCX(90)]
There are no clear specs, tested in the FR with tangoGPS and got TTFF in few seconds with a clear sky, picks 10 sats.
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Tested briefly outdoors, seems to work fine. (Will do more testing later.)
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"On sale" for $10,99 + $5 shipping. Purchased on 23 Jul 08
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* External Active Antenna for GPS
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* Allows more flexible antenna placement for better reception
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* 90 degrees MMCX connector
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* Magnetic base and water resistant
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== Neo 1973 ==
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=== Navilock NL-65AT MMCX ===
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The Navilock [http://www.navilock.de/produkte/gruppen/12/Zusatz_Antennen/61232_AT-65_MMCX.html NL-65AT MMCX] is an active GPS antenna from the company [http://www.navilock.de Navilock].
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According to the manufacturer it has following specifications:
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* dimensions 40,5 x 38,0 x 12,3 mm
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* 2m connection cable with MMCX plug
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* power consumption:
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** with 3V 12mA
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** with 5V 18mA
  
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The antenna was only tested briefly, the input signal increased by a factor of 4 in a car.
  
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[[Category:Neo1973 and external hardware]]
 
[[Category:Neo1973 and external hardware]]
 
[[Category:GPS]]
 
[[Category:GPS]]

Revision as of 17:59, 30 July 2008

The purpose of this page is to give an overview on using external GPS antennas.

The connector for both the Neo 1973 and the Neo FreeRunner is the same, MMCX, but the GPS chipset has been changed. Even though the antennas listed here will probably work on either Neo, they have been separated out according to what has actually been tested.

TTFF (Time To First Fix) and number of satellites locked in will vary greatly depending on the current conditions (the constellation of the satellites, terrain and buildings, and weather). To do a serious comparison test we would need to test all the antennas at the same time under known conditions. Currently this page will just tell you some antennas that have been found to function with the Neo FreeRunner and Neo 1973.

Contents

Neo FreeRunner

Arkon External GPS Antenna with MMCX connector

$12,50 at amazon.com The Amazon link will suggest other similar products. There are no clear specs, tested in the FR with tangoGPS and got TTFF in few seconds with a clear sky, picks 10 sats.

Haicom GPS-AHI-101

The Haicom GPS-AHI-101 have these specifications:

  • dimensions: 50 x 50 x 17 mm
  • 5 m connection cable with MMCX plug
  • mounting: magnetic base
  • Power handling: 1 Watt

A brief test (hanging the antenna out of the window in my apartment) show that it works quite well. TTFF in 216 seconds, 6 satellites in view. Note: I used my FreeRunner to do the test, I haven't tested the antenna with my Neo 1973 yet.

Semsons external antenna

No brand name. Item #GPS-ANT-MMCX(90) Tested briefly outdoors, seems to work fine. (Will do more testing later.) "On sale" for $10,99 + $5 shipping. Purchased on 23 Jul 08

  • External Active Antenna for GPS
  • Allows more flexible antenna placement for better reception
  • 90 degrees MMCX connector
  • Magnetic base and water resistant

Neo 1973

Navilock NL-65AT MMCX

The Navilock NL-65AT MMCX is an active GPS antenna from the company Navilock. According to the manufacturer it has following specifications:

  • dimensions 40,5 x 38,0 x 12,3 mm
  • 2m connection cable with MMCX plug
  • power consumption:
    • with 3V 12mA
    • with 5V 18mA

The antenna was only tested briefly, the input signal increased by a factor of 4 in a car.

Personal tools

The purpose of this site is to give an overview over Neo1973 compatible GPS antennas

Navilock NL-65AT MMCX

The Navilock NL-65AT MMCX is an active GPS antenna from the company Navilock. According to the manufacturer it has following specifications:

* dimensions 40,5 x 38,0 x 12,3 mm
* 2m connection cable with MMCX plug
* power consumption:
  * with 3V 12mA
  * with 5V 18mA

The antenna is tested shortly, the input signal increased by a factor of 4 in a car.

Haicom GPS-AHI-101

The Haicom GPS-AHI-101 have these specifications:

* dimensions: 50 x 50 x 17 mm
* 5 m connection cable with MMCX plug
* mounting: magnetic base
* Power handling: 1 Watt

A brief test (hanging the antenna out of the window in my apartment) show that it works quite well. TTFF in 216 seconds, 6 satellites in view. Note: I used my FreeRunner to do the test, I haven't tested the antenna with my Neo 1973 yet.

Arkon External GPS Antenna with MMCX connector

Chepeast I found, just $12,50 at amazon.com The link will suggest other products alike. There are no clear specs, tested in the FR with tangoGPS and got TTFF in few seconds with a clear sky, picks 10 sats.