Hi guys,

I've been waiting for the Ublox GPS to come back in stock at sprakfun but that seems to be taking ages.

What's new on the Ublox GPS, is DIYdrones taking up the Ublox GPS in store together with the antenna? Or should we wait untill sparkfun has them back in stock?

I also read somewhere that Jordi is making some kind of gizmo adapter in a way that non-pros' can use the Ublox as well without the fiddly soldering job? Not that it will be a big problem but I like it easy.

I've been actually waiting for a couple of weeks now on the Ublox GPS becasue this is the GPS I want to use on my easystar UAV.

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Comment by David Low on August 3, 2009 at 5:37am
last I heard from Sparkfun is that the Ublox will be available on 21st Aug :)
Comment by Earl on August 3, 2009 at 7:39am
I found them in stock at the place in AU that sells sparkfun stuff. 116.90 AUD = $93 USD
http://www.littlebirdelectronics.com/products/50-channel-gs406-helical-gps-receiver
They say in stock
Comment by David Low on August 3, 2009 at 7:53am
I would like to buy from littlebirdelectronics but their customer service never reply my email :(
Comment by CheBuzz on August 4, 2009 at 3:01am
If you are looking to get boards similar to what SparkFun carried, you can find them at my shop here: http://chebuzz.com/paparazzi/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=29
The only difference is that these have an active antenna instead of a passive one.
Comment by JvdB on August 4, 2009 at 3:55am
Hi Che,

What's the difference active / passive? I'm a bit hesitating because I don't wanna mix up components from different systems which might prove in the end not to work. Í'm a complete no-know on electronics and just want to copy Jordi's system because his system works.
Comment by JvdB on August 4, 2009 at 6:52am
Sparkfun just got 10 units back in stock. Actually 9 because I already ordered mine :).

C'mon Jordi, Any news on the special adapter for the uBlox?
Comment by David Low on August 4, 2009 at 7:49am
too late for me, after 1 hour, all the 9 units gone :(
Comment by CheBuzz on August 5, 2009 at 2:18am
A passive antenna simply collects the RF and passes it to the output. Whereas an active antenna has a built-in amplifier to amplify the incoming RF signal.

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