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Kevin D. Allen replied to Εδουάρδος Πολίτης's discussion x-tilt-sensor Total Station
"Take it back to the shop.  They may not have tightened a set screw or the like.  Also, if happened suddenly it could be the result of the instrument be struck or shocked.  Are you the only person that uses this instrument?  Any…"
Friday
Kevin D. Allen replied to Εδουάρδος Πολίτης's discussion x-tilt-sensor Total Station
"Hi, My first question is when was the last time this total station was calibrated in the shop?  It is quite that your x-tilt sensor is out of alignment with your main instrument level.  This would result in your x-tilt being right at its…"
Thursday
Kevin D. Allen replied to Al Spani's discussion Topcon Hiper + will only track 2 satellites
"Hi Al, I also have/had old Ashtech/Sokkia receivers from 1998, some of the first dual freq units out there.  8 or 9 years ago they also quit getting more than two or three sats.  I was told by tech support that the firmware was going out…"
Thursday
Kevin D. Allen replied to Bill Osborne's discussion OPUS collection interval error
"Good deal!!"
Nov 12
Kevin D. Allen replied to JEROME LORD's discussion Trimble TSCE Data collector, trouble connecting to a computer to download data. in the group Trimble Support Group
"Ummm..  You might want to dust off the old Compaq 386e with Windows 3.1 desktop while you are at it...."
Nov 9
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Nov 9
Kevin D. Allen replied to Bill Osborne's discussion OPUS collection interval error
"Bill, My Bad, I missed the "one out of five" part.  I'd suggest the you look for obstructions that might be interfering with this point.  Also, if its an important point, try running a 30 minute session.  While I have…"
Nov 2
Kevin D. Allen replied to Bill Osborne's discussion OPUS collection interval error
"Bill, The OPUS service will only process sessions with the prescribed recording interval.  Imagine if you where trying to use a base/rover setup with the base set a 5 second update and the rover at a 12 second update.  They would only…"
Nov 2
Kevin D. Allen replied to Peter Fonseca's discussion Initial Point
"Asa I sadi ... "slang" haha"
Oct 26
Kevin D. Allen replied to Peter Fonseca's discussion Initial Point
"It seems you have stumbled onto some surveyor slang... And it varies from region to region and country to country.  Here in Indiana there is only one Initial Point and it is the starting corner of the US Townships in nearly all of the Original…"
Oct 26
Kevin D. Allen replied to Dan Dummeyer's discussion Topcon GTS-235W to TSC3 Serial Connection in the group Topcon Support Group
"Who's cable are you using?  Some of the old serial cables had a "swapped pair"  Also, Trimbles website has a pretty good knowledge base to drop this question into.  And, why the cable? or doesn't the GTS-235W have…"
Oct 25
Kevin D. Allen replied to Octavian Turlea's discussion Is a degree actually worth it?
"i don't want to get everyone all worked up here, but for anyone to say you don't need a higher education for the engineering and surveying fields is fooling everyone including themselves."
Sep 10
Kevin D. Allen replied to Danny Eichelberger's discussion NTRIP and Public Base Stations
"Danny,  Try running a few - 3 or 4 Rapid OPUS sessions at 15 to 30 minutes occupations - either on boundary marker or control points you establish.  Once you get your cm or better positions on these points you can calibrate your local…"
Aug 6
Kevin D. Allen replied to Danny Eichelberger's discussion NTRIP and Public Base Stations
"Danny,  Try running a few - 3 or 4 Rapid OPUS sessions at 15 to 30 minutes occupations - either on boundary marker or control points you establish.  Once you get your cm or better positions on these points you can calibrate your local…"
Aug 6
Kevin D. Allen replied to Mohammad Salem's discussion survey mismatches,
"Hi Mohammad, If you are getting 2 or 3mm on your horizontal, what error are you getting on your vertical?  at 0.5 km square your site isn't all that large.   I would do a double run and use the 3-wire method if you are using an…"
Aug 2
Kevin D. Allen replied to Jeffrey A. Koester's discussion Did education requirements hurt our profession?
"Kevin,   It wasn't my intention to get into a heated argument - well maybe a warm one HA.. - After being in this business for over 30 years it begins or began to get more than a bit irritating to hear everyone that could turn an angle…"
Aug 1

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I am here because I am a.
Just a surveyor
Surveyor Bio:
Getting back into the business after a 3 year break
Company
Allen Consulting Services
Location for Member Map
Indiana, USA
Licenses Certifications or Awards
none
I have experience with the following
GPS, topographic, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, control network surveys, Construction
How many years have you been surveying?
Active in the Surveying and Engineering files for 30 years
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, Automatic Levels, GNSS, Old school surveying, theodolite, Chain, compass

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