GPS data is not changing

Hi
I’m using Arduino Uno Board with NEO6 GPS Module.
I got nice raw NMEA codes (see image below).

But when I test DeviceExample, it returns the following error.

Location: INVALID Date/Time: INVALID INVALID

Here is the code;

#include <TinyGPS++.h>
#include <SoftwareSerial.h>
/*
   This sample sketch demonstrates the normal use of a TinyGPS++ (TinyGPSPlus) object.
   It requires the use of SoftwareSerial, and assumes that you have a
   4800-baud serial GPS device hooked up on pins 4(rx) and 3(tx).
*/
static const int RXPin = 4, TXPin = 3;
static const uint32_t GPSBaud = 4800;

// The TinyGPS++ object
TinyGPSPlus gps;

// The serial connection to the GPS device
SoftwareSerial ss(RXPin, TXPin);

void setup()
{
  Serial.begin(115200);
  ss.begin(GPSBaud);

  Serial.println(F("DeviceExample.ino"));
  Serial.println(F("A simple demonstration of TinyGPS++ with an attached GPS module"));
  Serial.print(F("Testing TinyGPS++ library v. ")); Serial.println(TinyGPSPlus::libraryVersion());
  Serial.println(F("by Mikal Hart"));
  Serial.println();
}

void loop()
{
  // This sketch displays information every time a new sentence is correctly encoded.
  while (ss.available() > 0)
    if (gps.encode(ss.read()))
      displayInfo();

  if (millis() > 5000 && gps.charsProcessed() < 10)
  {
    Serial.println(F("No GPS detected: check wiring."));
    while(true);
  }
}

void displayInfo()
{
  Serial.print(F("Location: ")); 
  if (gps.location.isValid())
  {
    Serial.print(gps.location.lat(), 6);
    Serial.print(F(","));
    Serial.print(gps.location.lng(), 6);
  }
  else
  {
    Serial.print(F("INVALID"));
  }

  Serial.print(F("  Date/Time: "));
  if (gps.date.isValid())
  {
    Serial.print(gps.date.month());
    Serial.print(F("/"));
    Serial.print(gps.date.day());
    Serial.print(F("/"));
    Serial.print(gps.date.year());
  }
  else
  {
    Serial.print(F("INVALID"));
  }

  Serial.print(F(" "));
  if (gps.time.isValid())
  {
    if (gps.time.hour() < 10) Serial.print(F("0"));
    Serial.print(gps.time.hour());
    Serial.print(F(":"));
    if (gps.time.minute() < 10) Serial.print(F("0"));
    Serial.print(gps.time.minute());
    Serial.print(F(":"));
    if (gps.time.second() < 10) Serial.print(F("0"));
    Serial.print(gps.time.second());
    Serial.print(F("."));
    if (gps.time.centisecond() < 10) Serial.print(F("0"));
    Serial.print(gps.time.centisecond());
  }
  else
  {
    Serial.print(F("INVALID"));
  }

  Serial.println();
}
static const uint32_t GPSBaud = 4800;

The default baudrate for that model seems to be 9600 baud. Have you tried that?

Hi Shannon,

Thanks, It’s working very nicely. However, when I try with the nodeMCU board. It returns the error. There I was using default baud rate [9600]. Here is the code

#include <TinyGPS++.h>
#include <SoftwareSerial.h>
#define BLYNK_PRINT Serial
#include <ESP8266WiFi.h>
#include <BlynkSimpleEsp8266.h>

static const int RXPin = 4, TXPin = 5;   // GPIO 4=D2(conneect Tx of GPS) and GPIO 5=D1(Connect Rx of GPS
static const uint32_t GPSBaud = 9600; //if Baud rate 9600 didn't work in your case then use 4800

TinyGPSPlus gps; // The TinyGPS++ object
WidgetMap myMap(V0);  // V0 for virtual pin of Map Widget

SoftwareSerial ss(RXPin, TXPin);  // The serial connection to the GPS device

BlynkTimer timer;

float spd;       //Variable  to store the speed
float sats;      //Variable to store no. of satellites response
String bearing;  //Variable to store orientation or direction of GPS

char auth[] = "b2KtdXdyyP9p-kOZh_AkeZd8ldh_BpWZ";              //Your Project authentication key
char ssid[] = "Linksys";                                       // Name of your network (HotSpot or Router name)
char pass[] = "123456789";                                      // Corresponding Password




//unsigned int move_index;         // moving index, to be used later
unsigned int move_index = 1;       // fixed location for now
  

void setup()
{
  Serial.begin(115200);
  Serial.println();
  ss.begin(GPSBaud);
  Blynk.begin(auth, ssid, pass);
  timer.setInterval(5000L, checkGPS); // every 5s check if GPS is connected, only really needs to be done once
}

void checkGPS(){
  if (gps.charsProcessed() < 10)
  {
    Serial.println(F("No GPS detected: check wiring."));
      Blynk.virtualWrite(V4, "GPS ERROR");  // Value Display widget  on V4 if GPS not detected
  }
}

void loop()
{
 
    while (ss.available() > 0) 
    {
      // sketch displays information every time a new sentence is correctly encoded.
      if (gps.encode(ss.read()))
        displayInfo();
  }
  Blynk.run();
  timer.run();
}

void displayInfo()
{ 

  if (gps.location.isValid() ) 
  {
    
    float latitude = (gps.location.lat());     //Storing the Lat. and Lon. 
    float longitude = (gps.location.lng()); 
    
    Serial.print("LAT:  ");
    Serial.println(latitude, 6);  // float to x decimal places
    Serial.print("LONG: ");
    Serial.println(longitude, 6);
    Blynk.virtualWrite(V1, String(latitude, 6));   
    Blynk.virtualWrite(V2, String(longitude, 6));  
    myMap.location(move_index, latitude, longitude, "GPS_Location");
    spd = gps.speed.kmph();               //get speed
       Blynk.virtualWrite(V3, spd);
       
       sats = gps.satellites.value();    //get number of satellites
       Blynk.virtualWrite(V4, sats);

       bearing = TinyGPSPlus::cardinal(gps.course.value()); // get the direction
       Blynk.virtualWrite(V5, bearing);               
      
    
  }
  

  Serial.println();
}

Thanks, It's working very nicely. However, when I try with the nodeMCU board. It returns the error. There I was using default baud rate [9600]. Here is the code

You tell us different things with every post. If you changed the baudrate to 4800 baud to let it work on the UNO why do you use the default baudrate again on the nodeMCU? And why are you asking for the UNO if the problem is on the nodeMCU?

Location: INVALID Date/Time: INVALID INVALID

This means that the GPS unit does not have a satellite fix.

Take the setup outside, to where you have a clear view of the sky. If the GPS module is new, you may have to wait up to 15 minutes for a "cold start" fix.