SHS Testing - TangoGPS, GPS Antenna

Sebastian Krzyszkowiak dos at
Wed Nov 3 17:28:58 CET 2010

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 17:08, Philip Rhoades <phil at> wrote:
> People,
> 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

With TangoGPS you can download maps for whole selected area for
offline usage. You can also use Navit and download maps for whole
country for it.

> 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?

It is connector for GPS antenna. For sure.

Sebastian Krzyszkowiak

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