Setting up a Superstar 2 Base Station

This will assume that you are using a Superstar 2, Smart Antenna, or Flexpak-SSII with the BASE or BASEN model loaded. To check, request message 45 and ensure that Config Block #1 ends with 205 or 212.

First establish communications with the SSII using Starview.

You can click on file then Auto Connect. Open the following Windows in Starview

- Navigation Window (Window | Navigation | LLH Solution)

- Terminal COM1 (Window | Messages | Terminal Com1)

- Base Status (Window | Status | Base Status) Right Click on each window and click continuous (when applicable) Right Click on the Base Status Window and Click on Set operating mode a) for using the base in self-surveying mode

- Click on Go in Base Mode Self Survey.

- Enter the time in hours that you want to do the self survey for

- Click on Send information - Click Exit - In the base window you will see that the Survey time remaining will change b) using the base with a known position

- Click on Go in Base Mode manual.

- Enter the Latitude Longitude and Height

- Click on Send information

- Click Exit

- In the base window you will see that the Base status will change to Position Initialized Right Click on the Base status window again and click Set Diff. Msg. Rate

- Select RTCM and Differential GPS Corrections Type 1 with a rate of 1 Seconds

- Click Send Command

- Select RTCM and Reference Parameters Type 3 with a rate of 10 Seconds

- Click Send Command

- Click Exit

- In The Base Status Window the Nbr Diff Messages will change to what we just selected.