An inline amplifier is required when the antenna cable length attenuates the GNSS signal to a level below the receiver’s recommended minimum input level. With ArduSimple’s low loss antenna cables and antennas, this happens after 15-25m of cable between the antenna and the GNSS receiver. The exact maximum distance will depen on the model of antenna and receiver that you are using.
For example, if you would like to have a 40m cable between the antenna and the receiver, you will need to connect:
Antenna > 20m cable > Inline GPS/GNSS Antenna Amplifier > 20m cable > Receiver
This product is specially useful for rooftop antenna installations.
Good to know:
– The product comes with SMA female on the antenna side, and SMA male on the receiver side.
– This product is a cheaper alternative to Furuno BA-2670B.