Lightweight helical antenna with simpleRTK2B

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maltan asked 1 month ago

Hallo,
you write in the shop:
Good to know:
– Compatible with all simpleRTK2B boards as well as any other multiband GNSS receiver in the market
– Helical antennas are ideal for GNSS reception in strange attitudes (not always facing the sky)
– Integrates a SMA-male termination, no cable is needed although you can use our cable extenders
but on a copter i use the Pixhawk connector. Then there is not enough room to screw the antenna onto my simpleRTK2B board (not the simpleRTK2Blite board)

Ardusimple Staff replied 1 month ago

Hello maltan,
You are right, if you use the simpleRTK2B Pixhawk connector, you can’t connect directly the helical antenna, you need a SMA cable extender.
We will update the helical antenna product description to include this use case.