TangoGPS and GPSD

Marcus Bauer marcus.bauer at gmail.com
Sun Jul 6 19:34:57 CEST 2008

On Sun, 2008-07-06 at 19:17 +0200, Bernhard Höll wrote:
> Hi,
> unfortunately I still get no GPS data. I went for a 25 minute trip on a
> plain field, so GPS reception should be no prob. .

My Freerunner needs ~5 minutes before it has the time (tangoGPS displays
the time of the GPS even if there is no fix) and ~10-15 minutes overall
before it gets a fix. If I move, even just walking or have the Neo not
in an upright position, I don't get a fix at all. Clear skyview of 80%
sky is necessary for my FR too.

> When connecting via 'nc' to the gpsd I get output
> "
> GPSD,R=1
> $GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
> $GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
> $GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
> $GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
> $GPGSV,1,1,00*79
> $GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
> $GPZDA,,,,,00,00*48
> $GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
> ...
> "

The above log data means that the GPS chip has just no clue about its

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