I purchased the LR kit a while back and have finally gotten my base permanently installed. Now I am trying to get the Xbee LR link going.
First of all I have the V1 Boards.
I would like to know 3 things…
- Is it recommended to restore both Base and Rover to defaults before final config? And if so how do I do that?
- What settings should be set in U-Center to enable the LR radios on both the Base and Rover when the radios are connected directly to the SimpleRTK2B. I would like to confirm that the config files uploaded properly. Please do not just point me to the config files.
- Is there a way I can monitor the RTCM Data being both sent and recieved other than the LED’s as I have both base and Rover in opaque boxes
Watch UART2 settings, mainly baud rate, and that RTCM3 IN/OUT are enabled, should be by default
Assorted metrics on the data interfaces
Received RTCM3 messages Rover side
Thanks for getting back to me. I think I may have spotted the problem but don’t know how to fix it.
I posted 4 screen caps of the data
To me it looks like I’m not receiving data on the rover????
Right doesn’t seem to be getting any inbound traffic on UART2, guessing the RXM-RTCM data is coming in via another path (NTRIP or whatever), but you probably want to avoid that.
Not sure of the default radio configurations, if one is perhaps a Base TX Only type config.
Perhaps get the radios on the USB-Dongle and check the configuration, and point-to-point data works in some terminal windows.
So all this terminology is kind of new to me but are you thinking maybe I have the base and rover LR radios swapped? I read somewhere in this forum that doing so can create problems at least and possibly not work at all.
Also how would I go about checking the LR Radio config? I know the second USB port is for accessing it but I don’t know how to connect to it software wise.
These Digi XBee radios aren’t my thing, but you should perhaps review the docs, and associated configuration/apps. The RTK use-case requires only one-way data traffic Base to Rover. I’d expect ArduSimple would have stickers or markings to reflect settings/configuration of kit items.
Around here we have USB-to-XBee dongles, with an FTDI chip on, allowing for ready access to the devices without signals coming from external hardware to interfere.
So I figured it out. I have 5 different antennas that look exactly the same 3 of them for Wi-Fi and the other two are for the LR Radios.
As you probably know Wi-Fi SMA connectors are RP-SMA and I had used RP-SMA antennas on both Xbee radios.
I swapped them out with the proper SMA antennas and everything works fine.
Thanks for the help.