I have this weird issue for which I can’t determine an explanation. I begin my uploading the moving base configuration file onto the SimpleRTK2Blite board. I then hook it on top of the SimpleRTK2B Budget board’s Xbee adapter. I hook up the Xbee LR radio on top of that and after a minute or so, I’ll get the GPS fix led blinking on both boards and NO RTK led goes out on both boards. Wonderful.
Now if I plug the JST-GH connector to my Pixhawk OrangeCube and to the JST-GH connector of SimpleRTK2Blite board, I get no GPS connection on Mission Planner (nothing in messages either of any connection). To make matters simple, I’ll remove the XBee LR radio from the top of SimpleRTK2Blite board as well. Again, no GPS connection in Mission Planner
If I pull out the SimpleRTK2Blite board from the SimpleRTK2B Budget’s Xbee ports, and since the RTK2Blite’s JST-GH connector is already plugged into Pixhawk, about 15 or so seconds later, mission planner picks up GPS: 3D Fix. Again, all I did is pull it out of the bigger board, so why was it not connecting before?
If I now unplug the Pixhawk connector, it loses power now, I then plug the SimpleRTK2Blite back onto the SimpleRTK2B Budget board, wait few seconds for the GPS fix led to begin blinking, I plug the JST-GH connector again and mission planner again doesn’t pick up any GPS. If I pull the SimpleRTK2Blite board out again (while stilled plugged into Pixhawk, so it has power), few seconds later I have GPS: 3D Fix.
Here’s the weird part. while I have the GPS fix, if I plug the SimpleRTK2blite board back onto the SimpleRTK2B Budget board, I still have my GPS fix, but if I unplug the Pixhawk connector and plug it back in, I get the GPS: 3D Fix again.
I can’t seem to figure out why when I plug the SimpleRTK2Blite (no power connection) onto SimpleRTK2B Budget board and then connect the JST-GH connector to Pixhawk, I don’t get a GPS: 3D Fix in the mission planner.
Why does the connection of GPS happen if I pull the SimpleRTK2Blite board out of the SimpleRTK2B Budget board. It seems that if power is initially sent to start the SimpleRTK2Blite by Pixhawk connection, it’ll connect, but if power was initially given by the SimpleRTK2B Budget board, then it won’t connect.
Can anyone explain why this is happening? I would really appreciate it.