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How to use Field Navigator with ArduSimple RTK receiver for Enhanced Precision

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Field Navigator allows connecting external receivers. But RTK receivers require access to a base station or a correction service to achieve centimeter accuracy, and this feature is not supported by Field Navigator.

But no worries, as we have alternative methods to overcome this limitation.

  • By using mock location on your Android device
  • An economical choice by eliminating the requirement of setting up a personal base station or using additional communication plugins.
  • By using a RTK kit with NTRIP Plugin inside
  • By connecting one of our add-ons to the Plugin socket, you can receive NTRIP or PointPerfect correction on your receiver.
  • By using a base-rover set up
  • If you don’t have access to an online RTK correction service (NTRIP), you can build you own base station with one of our boards, as all our boards can be configured as rover or as a base. 

Required software:

How to use ArduSimple with Field Navigator on Android device?

Firstly, you need to decide how you will enable centimeter accuracy in your RTK board.

Secondly, connect your receiver to Field Navigator.

  1. Connect the RTK antenna to your receiver, in a location with good view of the sky or near a window for testing the functionality.
  2. Install Field Navigator on your Android device.
  3. Open Field Navigator. In the menu, choose Settings.
  1. Tap on GPS receiver.
  1. You will see three connecting options.

  1. In Settings –> Preferred refresh rate, you can change the refresh rate. Note that Field Navigator does not recommend setting the refresh rate to more than 3. Based on our tests, setting the refresh rate to 5 and 10 won’t yield smoother results.

Now you are ready to navigate and to measure the size of your farm, field or grassland with centimeter level accuracy using Field Navigator.

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