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Re: Beitian BS-708 and G-Mouse VK-162

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: Beitian BS-708 and G-Mouse VK-162
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 20:34:48 -0700

Yo TarotApprentice!

On Wed, 14 Oct 2020 03:18:05 +0000 (UTC)
TarotApprentice <> wrote:

> I mentioned in the previous thread I ordered a couple of cheap gps’s
> from fleabay. They arrived today. One is branded as a Beitian BS-708
> and is circle shaped. The other is a G-Mouse VK-162 and is square
> shape with a rounded top. Neither seems to have pps output so I
> wouldn’t recommend anyone use them as a time source. Both seemed to
> find multiple satellites and use a number of them. If anyone wants be
> to run some tests let me know. The BS-708 was showing time to the
> hundredth of seconds in cgps which the VK-162 didn’t do. MarkJ 

Those are both USB GNSS receivers.  Very few USB GNSS support PPS.  I
have complained to the vendors and they say the PPS confuses users.

The Vk-162 may have a u-blox G6010 or a G7020 in it. u-blox 6-series or
7-series.  You can use ubxtool to reconfigure it.

The Beitab BS-708 is a SiRF BU-353S4.

Neither are very sensitive.  A u-blox 8 or 9 will work better for a similar

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