Building a boat with a Matek F405-HDTE, and BN-880 GPS/compass, connected to RX5/TX5, just like the quick start guide shows (configured for Serial3, which is RX5/TX5, baud rate 38400). I see the compass is functional by looking at the Yaw, but when I try to calibrate the compass, the calibration never finishes, and the data screen shows “Prearm: Compass calibration running”, and “GPS: No GPS”. The GPS has both a flashing red light and a flashing blue light.
Could the baud rate be wrong? If I get compass data, does that mean anything? It is mounted in the correct orientation, I can tell by the compass bearing compared to the vehicle orientation. I see in the instructions it says to have good GPS lock
Last night I waited about 45 minutes, and still didn’t get a GPS lock. I am guessing maybe GPS: No GPS means it can’t detect a GPS at all? If it detects the GPS and the GPS hasn’t acquired satellites, I am guessing it has a different message? And the Data/Status screen, if the GPS is alive at all, I would get gps-related values in that screen, or does it need to start acquiring to populate that data? I did notice that if I start Mission Planner without ever connecting, the gpstime is 1/1/0001, and if I connect, the gpstime is 1/1/1970.
I noticed last night that some of the solder joints were left a bit empty, so I reflowed them really well this morning, but it hasn’t changed anything. I am not sure which direction to go with this.
What can I do to debug?