[Apologies - this was initially posted onto the TBC Community page]
We still use our trusty R8-2's for a variety of work - mainly RTK, but occasionally RTK+Logging or straight Static capture (for post-processing in TBC).
Yesterday, the static log file from one receiver was dated 2/17/2004. On inspection (via the Configuration Toolbox utility) the firmware version is 3.82 (10/31/08). Our other units have version 4.61 (8/3/12). So it is likely the date problem is related to the old firmware version.
I am aware that a workaround to use the captured data is to RINEX it and search/replace the date in the observation file. This is manageable, but not desirable.
I also understand that you use Trimble Installation Manager to upload/update firmware - but that requires a maintenance agreement which has long expired.
Question: Is there a way to upload a firmware update into the offending unit without Installation Manager? (maybe at least version 4.61)
In order to resolve this issue you will need to upgrade your R8-2 to fw 4.30 or later. Older model R8 receivers aren't compatible with Installation Manager so you will need to use Winflash to install the firmware. If you don't have access to Winflash or if the upgrade fails, you will need to contact your Trimble dealer for assistance.