GNSS Multi-Band L1/L2 Helical Antenna (SMA) BT-560
We can get 15 units in Australia from SparkFun. If you order today, we can dispatch this stock between Mar 07, 2021 - Mar 09, 2021.
The BT-560 antenna is a small, very light weight GNSS/GPS L1/L2 multiband antenna for GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou constellations. Designed for aerial and portable applications, the BT-560 weighs in at 15.9 grams with a standard SMA connector. The BT-560 includes a small compressible o-ring around the base to increase weatherproofing when installed against an enclosure. This antenna is a good choice for applications where you have a clear view of the sky. If you can handle the extra weight, the u-blox ANN-MB-00 or BT-147 will have better reception performance.
Designed for the latest u-blox F9 platform it provides a fast, easy, and reliable multi-band antenna solution but can be used with any GPS/GNSS receiver that can benefit from the L1/L2 dual reception. While this antenna works great with normal L1 GPS/GNSS receivers it will not make your $20 receiver into a $200 receiver. Please check your receiver to verify it is capable of using the L1 and L2 signals that this antenna outputs.
We disassembled a unit because we love to see how things work! The antenna incorporates a flexible dual helical design and three HC1400P03S hybrid couplers.
Note: This is a passive antenna meaning it does not have an onboard amplifier. You will need a clear view of the sky and a receiver capable of handling lower gain.
Note: For the curious, the QR code is the unique serial number of the antenna composed of the manufacturing date and unit build number.
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