For the first time in my 18 year career, I had equipment stolen. I've had the truck broken into before and had personal things stolen, like my personal HP 48, but nothing on this scale.
We had set up our base, a typical older Trimble base with a receiver, a radio, a 13" ground plane, a marine battery, a series of cables, and two tripods ... one of which a radio specific with the double rising pole for the high-output antennae.
We went and checked into a couple of known points to make sure we were good, and set off to set a couple of back boundary corners about 500' away, and when we got there, we lost radio link with the base. We had been having trouble with the battery life and wondered if it were that simple. When we returned to the base, it was gone. Every last piece, except our rover and TSCE anyway.
We called our boss, the owner of the business and the equipment, and then called the police. Our boss was not happy of course, he'd had that equipment for 11 years, a few pieces were newer, but mostly all original. The company is suffering severely from the recession as it is, we're only working 1 day next week, and he just lost one of his GPS units.
Is there anyone else who has experienced something like this? Is there anything more you can do? I feel like it was my equipment that was stolen, I've used it off and on for 8 years.