Standalone mode – time to first fix is 5-15 minutes

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Nick221 asked 2 weeks ago

I am running latest firmware and latest rover config file from Ardusimple for the RTK2B. Running in standalone mode, on first power on GPS takes an extremely long time to power up. 
It also drifts rapidly and excessively (+/- 10 to 20 m) which is far more than I expected even without RTK.
Anybody else seeing this issue?

1 Answers
clive1 answered 2 weeks ago

When do NMEA messages start coming out vs when you power up?
If you have trouble seeing satellites you should focus on the antenna, the RF connections, and the placement of the antenna with respect to an open sky view.
The antenna will not perform well inside a building.