How should I install an embedded GPS antenna?
Here is the antenna in question:
the antenna http://www.robotshop.com/media/catalog/product/cache/7/image/800x800/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/e/seeedstudio-embedded-gps-antenna-for-gps-bee.jpg http://www.robotshop.com/ca/en/seeedstudio-embedded-gps-antenna-for-gps-bee.html
It has a 9 cm cable.
My project box (which contains a gsm shield, microcontroller, custom proto circuit board, motor h-bridge, lipo battery, and charging circuit) is an outdoor grey PVC junction box (like the kind used on hot tubs). It is just big enough to fit all the components inside.
It looks kinda like this, but more of a cube:
Right now I just have the antenna loosely held in place by the mess of wires, and it is taking about 40 seconds from cold start to establish a fix, which is usually about 30-100 m off.
So, do I need to somehow mount the antenna to the wall of the project box, facing up? If so, do I just drill out a small hole in the side of the box and epoxy the antenna to the wall such that nub on top is 'looking' through the hole?