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Set up the Trimble 4000 SSI GPS

A Guide for Setting Up Trimble 4000 SSI GPS equipment -Use Tool Here
The Trimble 4000 SSI will have to be carefully set up for GPS surveying. It consists of a number of parts which have to be assembled in the correct order and in the correct way. See if you can set up the 4000 SSI using this applet.



Follow the instructions below to assist you with your Trimble 4000 SSI GPS Assembly.

***** Assemble the TRIMBLE 4000 SSI GPS *****

1. You will set up the Trimble 4000 SSI over the survey station SSM 1.

2. The applet area consists of a main area to the
left called the ASSEMBLY AREA in which you will
assemble the equipment and a scrollable area to
the right from which you can view the INVENTORY
of equipment and *actions.
*An action is some event or manipulation
you may perform to a piece of equipment.

3. Scroll the INVENTORY at right and check the
available equipment and actions.

4. To bring an item into the assembly area click
the ring with the same label as the item

5. Each step represents a new piece of equipment
OR an action to the equipment already in the
assembly area. An item may be required
from zero to many times.

6. Drag the ring to the correct position on
the assembly area. If the operation is correct
you will automatically proceed.

7. If the prompt appears you
will need to make a decision from the
"Part elements" choose box.
Then click "OK" on the pop-up dialogue box.

8. If a cross appears near the ring you have
selected the wrong item OR incorrectly located
the correct item. Place the cursor over the
ring to reveal a hint.

9. To undo an error, move the ring to the correct
position or click "Undo Error", then retry.


Trimble 4000 Unit
Antenna Cable
Survey Tripod
Internal Battery
Ground Plane Antenna
GPS Tribrach Adapter
External Battery and power cable
Height measurement rod
Digital Level

More Helpful Support Guides for Trimble 4000 SSI GPS Equipment

How to Set Up RTK with RTCM Messages on Your 4000 Series Receiver(rtd4000.pdf - 10 KB)This TIP includes instructions on how to set up RTK using an RTCM data source on the 4000.
Height Display Greater Than 4 Digits in Position Calculation Printouts(height.pdf - 26 KB)The height field in the 4000 GPS receiver shows only 4 digits. How would a receiver in an airplane over 9,999 meters high be shown?
What to Do When You Get the Message in Your 4000 Receiver: Memory or Memory Directory Is Full(4000mem.pdf - 12 KB)Sometimes when there seems to be plenty of memory left on the receiver to log data, the receiver refuses to start a survey. This TIP explains what to do when you try to log data with your 4000 Receiver and encounter the following message: Memory or memory directory is full.
What to Do if You Get Error Messages When Updating Your 4000SSI Receiver Firmware Version 7.21 or Greater(f4k_err.pdf - 18 KB)The three most common problems reported when updating the 4000SSI receiver firmware version 7.21 and greater are: (1) the message, Gauss based receiver, do not attempt to upgrade, will be displayed; (2) the message, Update Not Authorized, will be displayed; and (3) your receiver will not respond to the UPDATE program, even though your serial numbers are in the Serials file. This TIP includes instructions for troubleshooting each of these problems.
How to Do a Hard Reset on a Series 4000 Receiver(hardres.pdf - 175 KB)If a Series 4000 receiver fails to acquire a new constellation, exhibits firmware anomalies, or exhibits a lockup, you will need to do a hard reset. Doing a hard reset will not affect any data that is stored in the receiver. This TIP includes instructions for doing a hard reset on a Series 4000 (DL2, DS, RL2, RS, SE, SI, SSE, SSI) receiver.
How to Connect Your Pacific Crest Radio to Your Series 4000 Receiver and Configure the System Correctly(blubrick.pdf - 18 KB)If you have a Pacific Crest radio with model number RFM96W that you want to use with a Series 4000 receiver/Survey Controller, you may need instructions for connecting them and configuring the system correctly. This TIP includes a series of steps to help you troubleshoot any problems you may be having in connecting your Pacific Crest radio to your Series 4000 receiver and configuring the system correctly.
How to Use Older and Newer Series 4000 Receivers Together(compact.pdf - 12 KB)There are two different data formats that Series 4000 receivers can log data in, the Compact and Standard data formats. If data has been collected in the two different formats, you will not be able to process the data between the data in different formats. The data will have to be recollected. Note: If a mixture of both older and newer receivers are going to be used in a survey, before the survey is started, make sure the receivers will log data in the same data format, preferably the Compact format.

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