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So i connected my ublox neo 6m gps breakout board GY-GPS6MV2 to the arduino software serial and got this result, i used resistors and only supplied 3.3v to the board, gps encode library couldn't give me anything out of this. if possible please help and if this is the wrong forum please suggest a better one. also the board thinks that the date for some reason is Mar 17 2011 16:18:34*59. which is pretty wierd.


$GPTXT,01,01,02,HW UBX-G60xx 00040007 FFF9FFFFp*5D

$GPTXT,01,01,02,ROM CORE 7.03 (45969) Mar 17 2011 16:18:34*59

$GPTXT,01,01,02,ANTSUPERV=AC SD PDoS SR*20

$GPTXT,01,01,02,ANTSTATUS=DONTKNOW*33

$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53

$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*3⸮$GPTXT,01,01,02,u-blox ag - www.u-blox.com*50

$GPTXT,01,01,02,HW UBX-G60xx 00040007 FFF9FFFFp*5D

$GPTXT,01,01,02,ROM CORE 7.03 (45969) Mar 17 2011 16:18:34*59

$GPTXT,01,01,02,ANTSUPERV=AC SD PDoS SR*20

$GPTXT,01,01,02,ANTSTATUS=DONTKNOW*33

$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53

$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*3⸮$GPTXT,01,01,02,u-blox ag - www.u-blox.com*50

$⸮$GPTXT,01,01,02,u-blox ag - www.u-blox.com*50

$GPTXT,01,01,02,HW UBX-G60xx 00040007 FFF9FFFFp*⸮$GPTXT,01,01,02,u-blox ag - www.u-blox.com*50

$⸮$GPTXT,01,01,02,u-blox ag - www.u-blox.com*50

$GPTXT,01,01,02,HW UBX-G60xx 00040007 F⸮$GPTXT,01,01,02,u-blox ag - www.u-blox.com*50

$$GPTXT,01,01,02,u-blox ag - www.u-blox.com*50

$GPTXT,01,01,02,HW UBX-G60xx 00040007 FFF9FFFFp*5D

$GPTXT,01,01,02,ROM CORE 7.03 (45969) Mar 17 2011 16:18:34*59

$⸮$GPTXT,01,01,02,u-blox ag - www.u-blox.com*50

$GPTXT,01,01,02,HW UBX-G60xx 00040007 FFF9FFFFp*5D

$GPTXT,01,01,02,ROM CORE 7.03 (45969) Mar 17 2011 16:18:34*59

$GPTXT,01,01,02,ANTSUPERV=AC SD PDoS SR*20

$GPTXT,01,01,02,ANTSTATUS=DONTKNOW*33

$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53

$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30

$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48

$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30

$GPGSV,1,1,00*79

$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64

$GPTXT,01,01,02,u-blox ag - www.u-blox.com*50

Here is the full unedited output after 40 mins https://drive.google.com/file/d/148W_6shE0U2lprimApvtvG1i3Vf2-Izx/view?usp=sharing

edit:- i also connected the tx pin to the rx and vice versa and used a resistor as told by an tutorial on the tx pin from the arduino or the rx pin of the board. it is also sending many gptxt messages which some say on other forums are usally send when some error occurs or the board restarts. idk why it is coming on my board.

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  • does anyone know anything i can do to fix it?
    – gamer1478
    Mar 16 at 11:51
  • What do you mean by " i used resistors and only supplied 3.3v to the board" ?
    – Majenko
    Mar 16 at 11:52
  • @Majenko i followed a tutorial which said me to attach 3.3v to vcc pin and use resistors on the tx pin which sends data from arduino.
    – gamer1478
    Mar 16 at 12:05
  • Why do you think there's something wrong? What kind of output did you expect? The GPS is outputting NMEA data just like it's supposed to. It's not supposed to be human readable. You mention a date in 2011 but that's looks to be the date the ROM core was compiled, not wat the GPS thinks is the current date. Not weird at all. You need software to interpret the NMEA output, like TinyGPS. Try it.
    – StarCat
    Mar 16 at 12:16
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    @StarCat thanks for help, someone on ublox portal recommended me to connect the boards vcc to 5v's and when i did that, it stopped rebooting, and after 20 mins got a lock, thanks for your help.
    – gamer1478
    Mar 16 at 15:40
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someone on ublox portal recommended me to connect the boards vcc to 5v's and when i did that, it stopped rebooting, and after 20 mins got a lock, thanks for your help.

the guy on ublox portal

Post a photo of the board and a link of where you bought it so that we can point out that 5V is needed. The reboot symptom is usually caused by an inadequate voltage source --- when the 6m starts, current draw is low, when it finishes initial startup, it goes to work looking for sats and current draw jumps up. The higher current draw on a poor power source causes supply voltage to drop too.low which then causes the 6m to reset and restart and will happily repeat the cycle forever. Use a good DVM or oscilloscope to verify the inadequate voltage source.

after connecting the board to 5v supply the problem seemed to be fixed

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