Leica Captivate RTK Walkthrough – CS20/GS18

Table of Contents

Captivate Guide: #

Basic Configuration

  1. Set instrument type – function key – Instrument – Select “Use GS only” – finish with OK.
  2. Set Working Style – choosing “RTK Rover”
  3. Pair GS18 Antenna – GS Connection wizard
  4. Make sure SIM and 4G Arial are fitted in/to GS18
  5. Set OSGB36(15) coordinate system in a test or default job

RTK Setup

1. Configure RTK – via RTK Rover Wizard – Choosing “Create a new profile”

  • Name – PP RTK
  • Description – SIM IN GS18

2. What type of Connection do you want to use?

  • Choose – Internet (eg NTRIP)

3. Which port is the RTK device connected to?

  • Choose – GS modem
  • (Note: Defined by the SIM- If Sim is in Controller choose CS modem)

4. Which RTK device is being used

  • Name of the device – Cinterion PLS8
  • Preferred network type – Automatic

5. Enter the PIN & PUK code of the SIM card

  • No need to edit this page

6. Enter the APN for your Internet connection

  • APN: simpoint.m2m
  • (no need to tick Use user ID and password)

7. The unit will then connect to the internet

8. An RTK server is required

  • Choose – Create a new server

9. Enter new server details

  • Service Name- RTK premium
  • Address- rtkpremium.com
  • Port- 2131
  • User- NTRIP with this server- With user account
  • NTRIP user ID- YourDetails
  • NTRIP Password- YourDetails

10. A mount point is required

  • Choose – Select mount point from source table
  • Choose Mountpoint – PRSRTCM3 (G2), PRSRTCM3_G4 (G4)

11. Enter the RTK network Details

  • Receive the RTK corrections from RTK – ticked
  • Network type – VRS
  • Send GGA Message – ticked
  • Send user ID – unticked

12. Enter the RTK connection details

  • RTK data format – RTCM v3
  • Sensor at base – Auto-detect
  • Antenna at base – Auto-detect
  • RTK base has a unique ID – unticked
  • Use auto coordinate system- unticked
  • Receive RTK network information – ticked
  • Behaviour – Show and log

13. The wizard is complete. Would you like to test your connection?

Yes, test my connection – all boxes must self-tick.