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i have been wanting feed back as well, i hope some people with experience answer you, i will be watching closely. i own a leica GS14 that i thought was great until i saw the trimble r8-3 under canopy much better....
Might be worth taking a look at the Altus Positioning Systems APS3G receiver from Septentrio. I am not sure where your closest dealer would be but this receiver has the latest GNSS board technology and excellent Firmware providing excellent results in the harshest conditions. We find it is out performing the BIG three manufactures at around two thirds the price.
First port of call...www.septentrio.com/
Hope this helps....
For a quick link to the specs take a look on our website... http://carlson.smiley.ph.
We sell them here in the Philippines and the great part is they don't break, they have a 2 year warranty, "if you don't break it (physically), Septentrio fix it"...
I am the Support person here at Elliott Enterprises and have not had a problem that could not be fixed with a later build of Carlson SurvCE in 4 years....Firmware updates FREE for life of the product and Free Support...real people not a knowledge base....definitely worth a look.
TCO around 50% of the BIG THREE and spare parts are 20-30% cheaper also.
23848 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505, USA
+1 310 541 8139 give Neil a ring as a starting point.....
What does a gnss network base/rover run? Will it connect to a carlson surveyor 2?
Jarrod Yes! We use the Juniper Allegro 2
I have been using a Topcon GB500/Hiper+ base/rover system for years. It has been a workhorse. Used systems can be found relatively cheap. I recently purchased a Topcon GR-5 as an upgrade and 2nd GPS. While the range is not as good, it does fix and avoid multipath much better. We use these primarily for boundaries and topo. The base/rover RTK setup lets us avoid subscriptions to commercial networks. Using the UHF radios cuts out cell phone bills. So there are no recurring costs for either of these systems. We also use a Spectra Precision Nomad with Survey Pro for a data collector. The Topcon Hiper V system is also a very good midrange system that I have used. As you may be able to tell, I like Topcon.
I am looking at the 35 not the 35 pro. Do you know the difference between the two?
This one comes with
Is that similar to what you have and use?