Carlson Brx7 Base and Rover Setup Reviews
We are looking to upgrade to our first base and rover setup (been using several network Hiper SR rovers for a few years) and seemed to have settled on the Carlson Brx7s, as the price point and initial reviews seem to match what we are looking for. I was wondering if anyone on here has experience using this setup and what their likes/dislikes are. Will be run with a Carlson RT4 tablet and SurvPC.
They will be used in Central Maine where there is no shortage of heavy canopy.
Thank you in advance!
I run a two crew shop. I purchased a base rover set about two months ago, I bought a second set a month later... these units change the game. We have heavy canopy here in SC and the BRX7 will blow your mind, heck shoot a building on tilt... I even shot a FFE with the thing then set up a robot to check it all. Mind blown.
I would like to continue to read about improved experiences in canopy as well as with height measurements comparing RTN rover only versus base-rover setups.
Appreciate the responses guys, we are definitely leaning towards the purchase and I am getting a demo next week. Had the opportunity to try out my friends Trimble SPS985 base and rover setup to get an idea of the capabilities of a system with similar technical specs. Was definitely impressed with the repeatability and location of fixes.
This is compared to our network rovers that only track GPS+Glonass.
@Hooks you were spot on. We picked up the setup and I took it through the ringer the first day. Was getting redundant Fixed and Fixed+ positions within several hundredths (B/R) in deep canopy that our current network rover would not even touch. I did manage to get it to bust a few fixes in tall pine stands(redundant measurements 30 mins later had a different position by .50 ft), but nothing that wouldn't be easily discovered with proper procedures.
We also found out that our states network has started upgrading their RTK VRS network with L5 capable CORS and they are working towards full deployment for use in both the network and single baseline solutions. So we are looking forward to seeing what the BRX7s can do as network rovers as well.
@brad-ott I would highly suggest getting a demo, these new units are not a "cure all" solution, but it has me quite impressed with what they are able to do.