How to get external antenna for Asset Tracker GPS [Resolved]


#1

I want to buy.
What do I search for (on Amazon) to find one that’s for the Electron Asset Tracker?


#2

@douglaskbell, you need a uFL to SMA connector like this one:

and an active antenna like this one:

You can also go with this direct uFL antenna but at higher cost:


Asset Tracker - external GPS antenna
#3

thanks. Ordered.


#4

Thanks @peekay123 for the help!


#5

Don’t forget to configure your code to use the external antenna:

AssetTracker t = AssetTracker();

void setup() {
    t.begin();
    t.gpsOn();
    t.antennaExternal();
}

The call to t.externalAntenna() must be made after t.gpsOn() because the latter function defaults to use the internal antenna.