Base station set up

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Kingston asked 3 months ago

Hi Ardusimple.
I’m looking to buy a basic starter kit to set up a base station and send corrections via ntrip. I have read in a previous post that it’s not a good idea to extend the length of the antenna cable…What would be my best way to connect the simplertk2b board to my computer (could be 10-30m depending on where i put base). Would a long USB cable be suitable? Or alternatively the XBee bluetooth module? 
Thaks

Ardusimple Staff replied 3 months ago

Hi Kingston,

You have several options:
– We have customers that have extended the antenna length without major degradation.
– A long USB connector is another option
– Bluetooth is the third option.

Kingston replied 3 months ago

Thanks!
What sort of range does the xbee Bluetooth have?

Ardusimple Staff replied 3 months ago

Depends if in urban or rural area, but in general for a reliable link 5-10 meters max.