I have the VK2828U7G5LF gps module. When I connect it to an Arduino Uno board via the COM port, I am able to successfully monitor gps parameters (Lat, Lon, Time, etc). on the Serial Monitor window when running the Tiny GPS sketch. Then I close the Arduino IDE program.
Next, I download u-center v8.18 and open the program on my Windows 7 PC. Then:
a) I select the same COM port, and confirm baudrate of 9600 under the Receiver tab in the toolbar
b) Go to Configuration View --> PRT (1-UART1 port) I change baudrate from 57.6K to 9600, under RATES I increase frequency to 5Hz (200ms), and under CFG I select all Devices. After each change, I hit "Send" to save the new setting.
That is all. At this point, I expect a 3D fix from multiple satellites showing on the u-center monitor windows, but all I get is "No Fix" next to Fix Mode. However, I do see binary information (showing Lat, Lon, Time, etc.) under the Binary Console window - rows 0000 thru FFF0.
What should I do in order to:
1) Save the above settings into a GNSS config file? When I try that, a bunch of binary characters pops up and it exits without writing to a file.
2) Get satellite info, satellite fix, and location on the world map to show up on the U-center windows?
3) Change the baudrate to 115200 permanently?
4) Flash an updated firmware if available - where do I look for newer firmware?
My internet searches so far haven't helped me address #2 above (note: the GPS acquires a fix within seconds from startup). My end objective is to configure the GPS module to send only required information to a Flip32 FC on a quadcopter, so I can use GPS HOLD and GPS RTH functions when flying.