I did in fact have a clear view to the sky and waited at least 15 minutes, I have experience with gpsmon and the program never started.
i.e. never got the screen that starts with /dev/ttySC0 and displays the satellite list, time etc.
I did plug a different USB GPS device in which did lock and work with gpsmon!
Glad to know that and I will assume you are correct given I have zero experience with the DRAWS unit.
Thank you for your response,
I am excited to be developing my app with your product and look for to continued support and success.