RTX & xFill Satellite Frequency Change

Discussion in 'Precision Farming & GPS' started by GPS_Support_2014, Dec 1, 2018.

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  2. 7800

    7800 Member

    Location:
    cambridgeshire
    is RTX the same as rangepoint ?
     
  3. Yup...it’s one of the correction services under the RTX banner.
     
  4. Unfortunately you will still get folks phoning up on 2nd June telling you your system is sh!t. :p:D
     
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  5. Just had a proper read of the bulletin - it’s coming across as a bit more than just a simple frequency change ;)

    The way it reads is that a firmware update will (in all probability) be required to use the new frequency. Is this due to the encrypted nature of the new beam?

    Is Trimble moving RTX correction to the newer generation of Inmarsat satellites in Europe and also encrypting the new beams?
     
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  6. Yes....most of those SW versions have actually been around for a few years now or the SW version was there at launch so all displays/receivers shipped would have at least that version.
    My guess is most units in the field have that version already.



    Sorry, I don’t know.
     
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  7. ********REMINDER*********
    Don’t forget the frequency change in a month’s time!!
    Change to the new one now!
    1545.49 MHz
    Baud: 2400bps

    Most user interfaces will let you enter the new frequency using the “custom” input so no software update is required!
     
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  8. Farma Parma

    Farma Parma Member

    Location:
    Northumberlandia
    does this mean on a GFX-750 i'll have to change a setting then?
     
  9. Farma Parma

    Farma Parma Member

    Location:
    Northumberlandia
    Q. what does this mean?

    Impacted devices and update instructions
    All Trimble RTX and Trimble xFill compatible devices are affected by this change. A complete list of devices and instructions for the firmware updates and device configurations that you must complete are listed below.

    Please note, customers that are using Trimble RTX corrections via IP are not required to do anything to continue using Trimble RTX.
     
  10. Worry not. Just a change of frequency. See post just above yours.
     
  11. Yes, you can configure the new frequency in the GNSS setup menu
     
  12. Farma Parma

    Farma Parma Member

    Location:
    Northumberlandia
    righty oh then. Whats it mean Trimble RTX corrections via IP are not required to do anything to continue using Trimble RTX. then ????
     
  13. There are two ways to receive RTX signal:

    - via satellite
    - via IP (internet protocol) e.g. using a modem

    In the case of a modem the RTX correction data is downloaded from the RTX servers via a modem.

    In the case of via satellite the RTX servers beam up the correction to the satellite and then it is broadcast via the satellite frequency to the vehicles in the field. So anyone using this method will need to tune to the new satellite frequency.


    To be honest, not many people will be using a modem because, in addition to the subscription you have the extra cost of the modem
     
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  14. As said. 99.99% certain you’ll be getting your RTX correction via satellite, like 99.99% of folk

    Generally the only folks running modems are using RTK via an NTRIP correction service.
     
  15. Farma Parma

    Farma Parma Member

    Location:
    Northumberlandia
    Yeah thats how mine is done, no modems or other equipment on tractor
     
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  16. It’s no biggie. 2 minute job at most to change the satellite frequency on your display. Trimble change the set frequency every few years as they swap either satellites or transponders (dishes) on the actual satellites. It’s par for the course.
     
  17. Farma Parma

    Farma Parma Member

    Location:
    Northumberlandia
    ive seen a video where this is today.
    Wait too hear by my installers if mine needs to be tinkered with or not.
     

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