SHS Testing - TangoGPS, GPS Antenna

Philip Rhoades phil at
Wed Nov 3 17:08:13 CET 2010


I wanted to start using the GPS facilities on my FreeRunner but there is 
a Catch 22 situation:

- If I am inside, there is too much concrete to get GPS signals

- If I am outside, I don't have a connection to download maps

I thought if I could get an external GPS antenna connected and lead it 
outside to my balcony, I could get GPS reception while I was still 
inside (it is not always convenient to go out to the balcony and use 
WiFi).  I assumed (!) the little antenna connection on the top right 
edge of the freerunner was for a GPS antenna but when I went to buy one 
the guy told me the connection is for a 3G antenna . . if I look at:

it seems to suggest that there IS an external connector for GPS?

Can someone clarify?

Also, using TangoGPS - how do you actually start the trip meter?


Philip Rhoades

GPO Box 3411
Sydney NSW	2001
E-mail:  phil at

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