How to share your base station with RTK2go NTRIP Caster

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RTK2go is a free community NTRIP Caster created to allow you to publish your GNSS correction streams for others to use with their NTRIP Clients. It acts as a central hub, facilitating the real-time delivery of accurate corrections to RTK-enabled devices.

In this tutorial we will explain step by step what you need to do to connect
your base station to RTK2go. If you use a different caster, you can jump directly to
Step 2.

Required hardware:

  • Good to know: Both simpleRTK2B and 3B series receiver can be used as base station. SimpleRTK2B series receiver is a low-cost option which support L1 and L2 bands. SimpleRTK3B series receiver supports complete L1, L2 and L5 bands, which is a future proof option.

Required software:

  • u-center (in case you have a simpleRTK2B series receiver)

How to share your base station with RTK2go?

Firstly, create a RTK2go account.

  1. Register using this link.
    You will be asked to enter your name and e-mail address and mountpoint
    name. Leave the Message format to Auto Parse and NTRIP Protocol to Use to NTRIP Rev1. Other fields are optional.
  1. An automatic e-mail will be sent. You need to reply to the sender to confirm
    your registration.
  2. A few hours after your reply, you will get another e-mail to confirm that your
    mountpoint is available.

Secondly, configure your receiver as base station.

Thirdly, use a communication plugin to connect to NTRIP Caster.

Fourthly, check the availability of your base station.

  1. Plug the RTK antenna to your receiver. Place the antenna in a location with good view of the sky, or near a window for testing the functionality.
  2. To see that your mountpoint is publicly available, go to this webpage and search for your mountpoint name and you should see it together with additional information. It may take few minutes for the server to update.

Finally, use any NTRIP Client to connect to your mountpoint.

  1. To use any NTRIP Client to connect to your mountpoint, connect to the NTRIP Caster (RTK2go.com at port 2101).
  2. Enter your username and password (in case of RTK2go.com enter your email and the password ‘none’).
  3. Connect and confirm your device is getting a stream of RTCM data.

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