Dual-frequency GNSS receivers are becoming more common, and you can now buy low cost L1/L2/L5 antennas. But it’s hard to find a GNSS antenna splitter that handles multiple bands; most of them have SAW filters for L1 only. I ran into that problem and designed a solution: the GUS or “GNSS Unfiltered Splitter,” which is what it says it is.
It has four output ports with SMA connectors and covers L1, L2, and L5 (in fact, it’s usable from 1 to about 1.7 GHz). Its LNA makes up for splitter losses and provides a net gain of about 7 dB. The outputs have equal time delays within a handful of picoseconds, but are not phase-matched.
The GUS does not have any bandpass filtering, so might not be suitable for use near high power transmitting sites. But in most applications, filtering beyond that provided by the antenna isn’t necessary.
The GUS can be powered from a receive, and voltage is passed through to power an antenna LNA. In addition, it can use external power and can handle inputs from 3.3 to 15 volts. An on-board regulator is available if the antenna requires lower voltage than the power source and antenna power can be disabled. In short, the GUS tries to support just about every receiver/power/antenna combination that’s out there.
The GUS is available from TAPR now at https://tapr.org/product/gus-gnss-antenna-splitter/
It’s fully assembled except for the RF connectors (which are included). A matching extruded aluminum case with endplates is available.