What kind of antenna for GPS?

Alex Kavanagh alex at ajkavanagh.co.uk
Wed Jul 23 16:12:50 CEST 2008

Tilman Baumann wrote, On 23/07/08 14:23:
> Alex Kavanagh wrote:
>> Jette Derriche wrote, On 23/07/08 12:55:
>>> On Wed, 2008-07-23 at 10:42 +0200, Yorick Moko wrote:
>>>> as far as I know any antenna with the right connector should work just fine
>>> I wonder if there's a name to identify such an antenna?... I would like
>>> to make sure I pick the right product in the webshop.
>> From: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/GPS
>> "The external antenna for the GPS is an MMCX connector. It is located
>> inside the battery compartment, to the left of the battery, and directly
>> above the SD card."
>> So what you want is a GPS antenna with an MMCX connector.
> I'm almost certainly sure that this is BS.
> This probably refers to the internal GPS connector or GSM connector. 
> (Both are on the back)
> Jette is looking for a external GPS antenna. (on the side)
> But MMCX is right. I kept my mouth shut because i expected Jette to 
> search the lists himself.
> But it did do it myself before someone something wrong is said.
> http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-July/022035.html
> PS: Don't trust the wiki. It's the biggest load of Bull*
> Sadly but true.
In that case, please accept my apologies for the misdirection.  If it
turns out to be BS then we'll have to get the wiki updated.

Anybody with hard info on it?

BTW, the connector on the right side of my phone certainly looks like an


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