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Trimble R-10 Base with a Repeater

KetaSalmon
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I use a base/rover setup and have a TDL 450H for a radio boost if needed. I am thinking about configuring it to be a repeater and my question is does anyone know or have experience using a repeater while still in range of the base radio? Do the corrections "walk" on each other if I am within range of both the base and the repeater?

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Topic starter Posted : October 12, 2021 10:19 am
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Rover83
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Nope, you'll be OK. The point of the repeater is to receive and then re-broadcast the signal/corrections from the base, and the rover will perceive that signal in the same way whether it's from the base or the repeater. So the repeater needs to be within range of the base signal.

My preferred SOP is to run with the TDL as a repeater rather than a base radio. Far more flexibility for base and repeater placement. I think you'll like that setup better.

For some jobs where I needed to move around a bunch, I would just have the TDL in the survey rig, with cable running out the window to the whip antenna on a magnetic mount. Jump out of the truck, start a survey, and I've always got radio signal.

(Make sure that you configure your base radio to be "base + 1 repeater" too.)

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Posted : October 12, 2021 10:27 am
KetaSalmon
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@rover83  Thank you, I like your setup with the repeater in your rig that is sweet

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Topic starter Posted : October 12, 2021 10:33 am

K Huerth
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@rover83 I second everything Rover just said, I always use the TDL as a repeater even when it is set up right next to the base.

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Posted : October 12, 2021 11:13 am
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