GPS Bee with BeesShield on Seeeduino gives no response


I have got a BeesShield V2.12 and a GPSBee(11-16-2010;ublox Neo-6M).
I can’t receive anything from the GPSBee.
I tried to RS232-TTL-Module to test the connection from the BeeShield socket to to controller board (Seeeduino V2.21):

Hope this link works

If I send a textfile with hyperterminal via the PC to the RS232 Module, I can receive the text in the serial monitor of the arduino.
I am using Arduino-0023 with this code:

#include <NewSoftSerial.h>

NewSoftSerial mySerial(3, 2);

void setup()  
  Serial.println("Goodnight moon!");

  // set the data rate for the NewSoftSerial port
  mySerial.println("Hello, world?");

void loop()                     // run over and over again
  if (mySerial.available()) {
      // Serial.print("myserial available");


Now I connect the GPSBee:

What I get, is the power LED turning on, nothing else happens. Shouldn’t the LEDs on the Shield flash up?
Nothing is received over the RS232 line that worked in the previous test.
Is the module damaged?



Dear customer,

Did you try to use GPSBee connect to PC and view some signal from u-center?
That can know about GPSBee how it work find.

As I see, the code was definition at pin 2 ,3 so you should make sure that your GPSBee output(TX RX) is connect with Arduino 2, 3 pin. But I can’t view it on your picture.

Also you can change your pin by yourself and add some other pin for new Bee.

Best regards,


hey there ,
thanks for your Post
did you find a solution ?
i have the same BeesShield V2.12 and a GPSBee. but i tried 1000000 things and i didnt find a solution , did you find out ?

I have seems problem.
I have connect gps bee with seeeduino stalker, i connected with pin 2 for tx and 3 for rx. But no data coming at serial port.

Hello ,

The Uart port of Xbee module on Salker is connect with hardware serial port of Stalker(D0/D1). You said you connected GPS Bee with pin 2 for tx and 3 for rx, how do you connect it with Stalker , could you give more details on the problem you are facing?

It will be helpful with a picture showing your connections.