How do I connect to a R10 to download static files for post processing? Is the Trimble UI with the IP address the preferred route?
There are multiple ways to do this. If you have a data collector and Trimble Access, I find it easy to connect to the R10 and use the "Import Files" button (found in the GNSS functions page Instrument > GNSS Functions) to transfer the static files to the data collector. The files will then be on your data collector for transfer to the computer.
If you want a more straightforward route then do this:
Use the supplied USB to Lemo port(2) cable to connect the R10 to your PC. The R10 will be recognized as an external drive. Once the PC recognizes the R10, open Windows Explorer and copy the static files to the PC.
There are other ways to do this including the WebUI, but I find these two to be simple enough.
PS, if you ever wondered what that short (6inch) cable that comes in the R10 kit was, it plugs into the bottom of your R10, and then you plug a flash drive into the USB end. The static data transfer should happen (you will see the data logging LED start to flash), and then you'll have your static data on a flash drive.
Hope this helps!
How do you know when the files have copied to the flash drive? when using the 6inch cable she blinks and blinks and blinks!
I left it for 5 minutes shut down the R10 and the files were on the drive no problem. However I wonder if it would have just blinked till the battery ran out. Just curious!
Have a nice day thanks for the tips!
Another way to download from a Trimble R10 if you have an Android phone is to use the Trimble DL application.
Trimble DL - Apps on Google Play
If you are using a fixed height tripod or pole and are wanting to send the file directly to OPUS. The advantage of using the R10 WebUI directly is that you can convert to RINEX 2.x direct from the WebUI which reduces the need to use the Convert to RINEX utility. If you are going to bring the data into TBC, then I would use the method the Dylan recommended.
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