I have been thinking about getting an F9P for a while. (I realize it's
not the magic infinite performance device some make it out to me.)
Besides the built-in RTK, I am interested in dual-frequency carrier
phase for OPUS and NRCAN PPP (including dynamic post-processed PPP for
trail mapping) as well as rtklib use.
It seems there are multiple options for the module on a board with
micro-USB, and then there is the antenna issue. I am considering one of
the following boards and an antenna. This antenna is more than the
non-calibrated one, but still vastly less than anything from Trimble. https://www.ardusimple.com/product/simplertk2b/ https://www.ardusimple.com/product/simplertk2b-f9p-v3/ https://www.ardusimple.com/product/calibrated-survey-gnss-multiband-antenna-ip67/
There is also sparkfun: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/16481
but they do not seem to have dual-band antennas
any positive experiences with ardusimple, or any reason to avoid (on
list if you are comfortable, private hints welcome if not)
any reason to prefer the v3 board if I am intending to connect a RPI3
to this and not necessarily use high-power xbee?
what else should I be looking at instead? (If I want F9P and