Temporal changes in EGNOS satellites from January to March 2020

carlos.hernando

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For those of you who rely on EGNOS for machinery guidance, you should please take into acount the following information to be able to use EGNOS normally between January and March 2020.

Due to maintenance tasks with the EGNOS satellites along the first quarter of 2020:
  • EGNOS satellite PRN 126 will temporally enter the operative constellation from 9th January to 23rd March.
  • PRN 123 will temporally enter in test mode (not to be configured): from 16th January to 20th February.
  • PRN 136 will temporally enter in test mode (not to be configured): from 27th February to 16th March.

All the information is detailed in this EGNOS service notice:
EGNOS Space Segment Updates in the First Quarter of 2020

Thus, you should check the EGNOS configuration of your GPS devices and update them if needed, so the equipment remains unaffected by these changes. In this sense, some guidelines to be used as reference are available here:
How to configure agricultural EGNOS receivers

On the other hand, for those farmers who are not familiar with the configuration of their guidance systems, I recommend to ask the dealer or support service of the equipment's manufacturer to get assistance in this matter.

Anyway, if you have any further question, please don't hesitate to contact the EGNOS helpdesk, available 24/7, by:
 

Renaultman

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Darlington
For those of you who rely on EGNOS for machinery guidance, you should please take into acount the following information to be able to use EGNOS normally between January and March 2020.

Due to maintenance tasks with the EGNOS satellites along the first quarter of 2020:
  • EGNOS satellite PRN 126 will temporally enter the operative constellation from 9th January to 23rd March.
  • PRN 123 will temporally enter in test mode (not to be configured): from 16th January to 20th February.
  • PRN 136 will temporally enter in test mode (not to be configured): from 27th February to 16th March.
All the information is detailed in this EGNOS service notice:
EGNOS Space Segment Updates in the First Quarter of 2020

Thus, you should check the EGNOS configuration of your GPS devices and update them if needed, so the equipment remains unaffected by these changes. In this sense, some guidelines to be used as reference are available here:
How to configure agricultural EGNOS receivers

On the other hand, for those farmers who are not familiar with the configuration of their guidance systems, I recommend to ask the dealer or support service of the equipment's manufacturer to get assistance in this matter.

Anyway, if you have any further question, please don't hesitate to contact the EGNOS helpdesk, available 24/7, by:
So basically we will all have to reset to 126? Will we have to update the firmware or is 126 showing now? EZ steer 250 and 750 TIA
 

carlos.hernando

New Member
So basically we will all have to reset to 126? Will we have to update the firmware or is 126 showing now? EZ steer 250 and 750 TIA
Actually, the best recommendation is to enable the two operational satellites in each period, i.e.:
16th January - 26th February: PRN 136 and PRN 126
27th February - 22nd March: PRN 123 and PRN 126
From 24th March on: PRN 123 and PRN 136

A simpler recommendation would be just to add PRN 126, and have all three, from 16th January to 23rd March.

Anyway, it's important NOT to rely ONLY on PRN 126, as its coverage area is limited in the Northwest of Europe (see Figure 2 of EGNOS Space Segment Updates in the First Quarter of 2020).

I am afraid I cannot answer about EZ steer's configuration, sorry. Please ask the manufacturer's or dealer's technical support.
 

Renaultman

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Darlington
Actually, the best recommendation is to enable the two operational satellites in each period, i.e.:
16th January - 26th February: PRN 136 and PRN 126
27th February - 22nd March: PRN 123 and PRN 126
From 24th March on: PRN 123 and PRN 136

A simpler recommendation would be just to add PRN 126, and have all three, from 16th January to 23rd March.

Anyway, it's important NOT to rely ONLY on PRN 126, as its coverage area is limited in the Northwest of Europe (see Figure 2 of EGNOS Space Segment Updates in the First Quarter of 2020).

I am afraid I cannot answer about EZ steer's configuration, sorry. Please ask the manufacturer's or dealer's technical support.
Thanks for that I suppose if it is showing 126 I won't need to. Best bet is to get off my arse and look I suppose.
 

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