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Leica GPS1200

User Manual

Version 3.0

English

Introduction

 

GPS1200

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Introduction

 

 

 

Purchase

Congratulations on the purchase of a GPS1200 series instrument.

 

 

This manual contains important safety directions as well as instructions for setting

 

 

up the product and operating it. Refer to "7 Safety Directions" for further information.

 

Read carefully through the User Manual before you switch on the product.

 

Product

The type and the serial number of your product are indicated on the type plate.

 

identification

Enter the type and serial number in your manual and always refer to this information

 

when you need to contact your agency or Leica Geosystems authorized service

 

 

workshop.

 

 

 

Type:

_______________

 

 

Serial No.:

_______________

 

Symbols

The symbols used in this manual have the following meanings:

 

Type

Description

 

 

Danger

Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not

 

 

avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warning

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or an unintended

 

 

use which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious

 

 

 

injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caution

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or an unintended

 

 

use which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate

 

 

 

injury and/or appreciable material, financial and environmental

 

 

 

damage.

 

 

 

 

 

)

Important paragraphs which must be adhered to in practice as

 

they enable the product to be used in a technically correct and

 

 

 

efficient manner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trademarks

• Windows and Windows CE are a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation

CompactFlash and CF are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation

Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Introduction

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Table of Contents

 

 

 

GPS1200

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Table of Contents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this manual

Chapter

 

 

Page

 

 

 

 

 

1

How to Use this Manual

8

 

 

 

 

 

2

Description of the System

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.1

System Components

12

 

 

2.2

System Concept

16

 

 

 

2.2.1

Software Concept

16

 

 

 

2.2.2

Data Storage and Data Conversion Concept

18

 

 

 

2.2.3

Power Concept

20

 

 

2.3

Container Contents

22

 

 

2.4

Receiver Components

24

 

3

User Interface

 

26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.1

Operating Principles

26

 

 

3.2

Icons

 

33

 

4

Operation

 

38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.1

Equipment Setup

38

 

 

4.2

Battery

 

40

 

 

4.3

Working with the CompactFlash Card

43

 

4.4

Working with the Clip-On-Housings for Devices

46

 

4.5

Accessing Survey Application Program

55

 

4.6

Guidelines for Correct Results

58

 

4.7

Operation with a Typical Configuration Set

59

5

Reference Station

64

 

 

 

 

 

5.1

Overview

64

 

5.2

Equipment Setup

67

 

5.3

Getting Started with the GRX1200 Series

72

6

Care and Transport

80

 

 

 

 

 

6.1

Transport

80

 

6.2

Storage

81

 

6.3

Cleaning and Drying

82

7

Safety Directions

84

 

 

 

 

 

7.1

General Introduction

84

 

7.2

Intended Use

85

 

7.3

Limits of Use

87

 

7.4

Responsibilities

88

 

7.5

International Warranty, Software Licence Agreement

89

 

7.6

Hazards of Use

91

 

7.7

Electromagnetic Compatibility EMC

100

 

7.8

FCC Statement, Applicable in U.S.

103

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Table of Contents

 

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8 Technical Data

 

110

 

 

 

 

8.1

Receiver Technical Data

110

 

 

8.1.1

Tracking Characteristics of the Receiver

110

 

 

8.1.2

Accuracy

113

 

 

8.1.3

Technical Data

115

8.2

Antennas Technical Data

121

8.3

RX1200 Technical Data

126

8.4

Conformity to National Regulations

130

 

 

8.4.1

RX1250

130

 

 

8.4.2

GFU16, Bluetooth communication

132

 

 

8.4.3

GFU17, Siemens MC45

133

 

 

8.4.4

GFU19, US CDMA MultiTech MTMMC-C

135

 

Index

 

 

138

 

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

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How to Use this Manual

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1 How to Use this Manual

)It is recommended to set-up the product while reading through this manual.

Path

Main Menu: Manage...\Data stands for this working sequence:

 

From the Main Menu select Manage... and then select Data.

 

 

Screen

CONFIGURE General Menu describes the name of the screen.

 

 

Page

Screens can have more than one page. Units page describes a specific page of a

 

screen. For example: ’...in CONFIGURE Units & Formats, Units page...’.

Fields and options Fields displayed on the screen are described as <Coord System:> or <Coord

 

System: Swiss>, if ’Swiss’ is the selected coordinate system.

 

 

Index

The index is at the back of the manual.

)Keys, fields and options on the screens which are considered as self-explanatory are not explained.

Validity of this

• This manual applies to all GPS1200 instruments. Differences between the

manual

various models are marked and described.

 

• The RX1200 is available as RX1210 or with touch screen functionality as

 

RX1210T, RX1220T or RX1250 X. The names RX1210 and RX1220 are used

 

throughout the manual and may also represent the touch screen models. Only

 

use the supplied stylus on the screens of the touch screen models.

 

 

 

Illustrations

For the purpose of the illustrations, a GX1230 model has been selected which is

 

representative for all models.

 

 

 

Available

General description

 

documentation

 

 

Name of

Description

 

 

documentation

 

 

User Manual

All instructions required in order to operate the product to

 

 

a basic level are contained in the User Manual. Provides

 

 

an overview of the product together with technical data

 

 

and safety directions.

 

 

 

How to Use this Manual

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How to Use this Manual

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Name of

Description

 

 

documentation

 

 

 

System Field Manual

Describes the general working of the product in standard

 

 

use. Intended as a quick reference field guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applications Field

Describes specific onboard application programs in

 

 

Manual

standard use. Intended as a quick reference field guide.

 

 

The RoadRunner application program is described in a

 

 

separate manual.

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Reference

Overall comprehensive guide to the product and program

 

Manual

functions. Included are detailed descriptions of special

 

 

 

software/hardware settings and software/hardware func-

 

 

tions intended for technical specialists.

 

 

 

 

 

Available documentation depending on use case

Use case

User Manual

System Field

Application

Technical

 

 

Manual

Programs

Reference

 

 

 

Field Manual

Manual

 

for

for

for

for

TPS

TPS1200

TPS1200

TPS1200

TPS1200

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use case

User Manual

System Field

Application

Technical

 

 

 

Manual

Programs

Reference

 

 

 

 

Field Manual

Manual

 

 

for

for

for

for

 

TPS RCS

RX1200

TPS1200

TPS1200

TPS1200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GPS

GPS1200

GPS1200

GPS1200

GPS1200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GPS

RX1200

GPS1200

GPS1200

GPS1200

 

SmartRover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Format of the

The GPS1200 CD contains the entire documentation in electronic format. All

documentation

manuals are also available in printed form except for the GPS1200 Technical Refer-

 

ence Manual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Use this Manual

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Description of the System

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2 Description of the System

2.1System Components

Main components

 

 

Component

Description

 

 

Receiver

To calculate a range to all visible satellites.

 

 

 

 

RX1200

To operate the user interface either by the keyboard or by

 

 

the touch screen with supplied stylus.

 

 

 

 

Antenna

To receive the satellite signals from the NAVSTAR satel-

 

 

lites.

 

 

 

 

LEICA Geo Office

The office software including a series of help programs

 

 

which support working with GPS1200.

 

 

 

 

LEICA GPS Spider

The reference station software required to operate the

 

 

reference station receivers of GPS1200.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivers

 

 

Receiver

Description

 

 

GX1230

Twelve L1, twelve L2 channels, code and phase, real-time

 

 

capable

 

 

 

 

GX1220

Twelve L1, twelve L2 channels, code and phase

 

 

 

 

GX1210

Twelve L1 channels, code and phase

 

 

 

 

GX1200 with

Twelve L1, twelve L2 channels, code and phase, real-time

 

PPS/Event option

capable, with event and PPS ports

 

 

 

 

GRX1200 Classic

Twelve L1, twelve L2 channels, code and phase, real-time

 

 

capable, for reference station applications

 

 

 

 

GRX1200 Lite

Twelve L1, twelve L2 channels, code and phase, real-time

 

 

capable, for reference station applications, no ring buffer

 

 

logging, no download of internally logged data and upload

 

 

of files to receiver by remote control

 

 

 

 

GRX1200 Pro

Twelve L1, twelve L2 channels, code and phase, real-time

 

 

capable, with event, PPS, oscillator and NET port, for refer-

 

 

ence station applications

 

 

 

)The GX1230, GX1220, GX1200 with PPS/Event option and GRX1200 Series receivers use the GPS P-code signal, which by U.S. policy is liable to be switched

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Description of the System

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Antennas used with receivers

LEICA Geo Office

off without notice. Phase measurements on L2 are ensured as these receivers automatically switch to patented tracking techniques.

Receiver

Antenna

GX1230/GX1220

Typically: AX1202, otherwise: AT504

 

 

GX1210

AX1201

 

 

GRX1200 Series

Typically: AT504, otherwise: AX1202

 

 

 

 

LGO supports the GPS1200 and TPS1200 instruments. It also supports all other Leica TPS instruments.

LGO is based on a graphical user interface with standard Windows® operating procedures.

LGO provides the following functionality:

Functionality Description

Standard FuncIncludes data exchange between computer and receiver, data tionality management including viewing and editing, reporting, creation

and management of codelists, creation and use of format files for data conversion, uploading and deleting of system software and application programs.

Functionality

Description

Extended Func-

Includes coordinate transformations, GPS post processing, level

tionality

data processing, network adjustment, GIS and CAD Export.

 

 

• Supported operating systems: Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows® ME. Refer to the online help of LGO for additional information.

LEICA GPS Spider The reference station software is known as LEICA GPS Spider. It is required to operate the GRX1200 Series receivers.

Use

 

 

 

to connect from a PC to a GPS1200

to automatically convert data to

 

receiver locally or remotely.

 

RINEX format.

to configure receiver operation.

to automatically archive data files.

to monitor receiver operation.

to automatically distribute to FTP

• to automatically download raw data.

 

locations.

 

 

Operating systems

 

 

 

Windows® XP

• Windows® 2000

Refer to the online help of LEICA GPS Spider for additional information.

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2.2System Concept

2.2.1Software Concept

Description

Software type

All receivers use the same software concept.

Software type

Description

System

This important software covers the basic functions of the instru-

software

ment. System software is also referred to as firmware.

 

The programs Survey and Setup are integrated into the firmware

 

and cannot be deleted.

 

The English language is integrated into the firmware and cannot

 

be deleted.

 

 

Language

Numerous languages are available for the receivers. Language

software

software is also referred to as system language.

 

The system software enables a maximum of three languages

 

which can be stored at any one time - the English language and

 

two other languages. The English language is the default

 

language and cannot be deleted. One language is chosen as the

 

active language.

 

 

Software type

Description

Application

A suite of optional survey-specific application programs are

programs

available for the instrument.

 

Some of these programs are freely available and can be loaded

 

and are immediately activated. The other programs must be

 

purchased and are only activated with a licence key.

 

 

Customised

Custom software specific to user requirements can be developed

application

using the GeoC++ development kit.

programs

Information on the GeoC++ development environment is avail-

 

able on request from a Leica Geosystems representative.

 

 

RX1200

For RX1210 and RX1220T. This software covers display, sound

software

and communication settings of the RX1210 and RX1220T.

 

 

 

 

Software upload All instrument software is stored in the System RAM of the receiver. The software can be uploaded onto the receiver using the following methods:

Using LGO the software is transferred via the serial interface to the CompactFlash card in the receiver, which is then stored to the System RAM.

By connecting the CompactFlash card directly to the computer either via an internal card slot housing or an external OMNI drive, the software is transferred to the card, which is then stored to the System RAM.

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Description of the System

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2.2.2Data Storage and Data Conversion Concept

Description

Data is stored within a job in a database on a memory device. This is either a

 

CompactFlash card or an internal memory.

 

 

 

Memory device

CompactFlash card:

A CompactFlash card slot is standard. A CompactFlash

 

 

card can be inserted and removed. Various capacities are

 

 

available.

 

 

 

)

Whilst other CompactFlash cards may be used,

 

 

Leica recommends to only use Leica Compact-

 

 

 

Flash cards and is not responsible for data loss

 

 

 

or any other error that may occur whilst using a

 

 

 

non-Leica card.

 

Internal memory:

An internal memory is optional. It resides inside the

 

 

receiver. Available capacity: 32 MB and 256 MB

)Unplugging connecting cables or removing the CompactFlash card during the measurement may cause loss of data. Always return to GPS1200 Main Menu before removing the CompactFlash card and switch off the instrument before removing cables.

)For GRX1200 Series receivers:

While in remote operation mode, stop point occupation and ring buffer logging before removing the CompactFlash card.

Data conversion

Export

 

Data can be exported from a job in a wide range of ASCII formats. The export format

 

is defined in Format Manager which is a PC tool in LEICA Geo Office. Refer to the

 

online help of LGO for information on creating format files.

 

Import

 

Data can be imported from ASCII, GSI8 or GSI16 format.

 

 

Transfer raw data

Raw data can be transferred between the database on the CompactFlash card or

to LGO

the internal memory of the receiver and LGO in two ways:

 

• From the CompactFlash card or the internal memory directly through a serial

 

interface to a project in LGO on a PC.

 

• From the CompactFlash card using for example an OMNI drive as supplied by

 

Leica Geosystems to a project in LGO on a PC.

)CompactFlash cards can directly be used in an OMNI drive as supplied by Leica Geosystems. Other PC card drives may require an adaptor.

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2.2.3Power Concept

General

Use the Leica Geosystems batteries, chargers and accessories or accessories

 

recommended by Leica Geosystems to ensure the correct functionality of the instru-

 

ment.

 

 

 

 

Power options

Receiver

 

 

Power for the receiver can be supplied either internally or externally. Up to two

 

external power supplies can be connected using a Y-cable. For the GRX1200 Series

 

one of the two external power supplies can be configured to be the primary which is

 

always used when available.

 

Internal power supply:

Two GEB221 batteries fit into the receiver.

 

External power supply:

GEB171 battery connected via a cable.

 

 

OR

 

 

Car battery connected via a converter cable supplied by

Leica Geosystems. OR

10.5-28 V DC power supply via a converter cable supplied by Leica Geosystems.

OR

110/240 V AC to 12 V DC power supply unit, supplied by Leica Geosystems.

)For permanent operations use Uninterruptible Power Supply units as a back-up in case of a main power failure.

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2.3Container Contents

Container for

a b

c

d

e

GX1200 receivers

 

 

 

 

and delivered

 

 

 

 

accessories

 

 

 

 

part 1 of 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a)

Double arm for antennas of

 

 

 

 

 

devices

 

 

 

 

b)

Adjusting pin

 

 

 

 

c)

Spare battery

 

 

 

 

d)

Supplied stylus

 

 

 

 

e)

Antennas of device

 

 

 

 

f)

GX1200 with RX1210 and

 

 

 

 

 

device such as radio

 

f

g

h

g)

Antenna

GPS12_135

h)

Cables

Container for

a b

c d e

 

f

 

GX1200 receivers

 

 

 

 

 

and delivered

 

 

 

 

 

accessories

 

 

 

 

 

part 2 of 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a)

Base for telescopic rod

 

 

 

 

b)

Holder for RX1210 on pole

 

 

 

 

 

with grip for pole

 

 

 

 

c)

Spare battery

 

 

 

 

d)

Arm 15 cm long for antenna of

 

 

 

 

 

device

 

 

 

 

e)

Telescopic rod

 

 

 

 

f)

Holder for GX1200 on pole

 

 

 

 

g)

Tribrach

 

 

 

 

h)

Carrier

 

GPS12_136 g

h

i

i)

Height hook

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Description of the System

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2.4Receiver Components

Receiver components

a

b

c d

e f

GPS12_134

 

a)

RX1200

 

b)

Supplied stylus

 

c)

Clip-on-contacts for connecting

 

 

RX1200 without cable

 

d)

Recess for RX1200

 

e)

Guide rail for clip-on-housing of a

g

 

device

h

f)

ON/OFF button

g)

LED indicators

i

h)

Battery compartment 2 or port NET

j

 

i)

Battery compartment 1

 

j)

CompactFlash card compartment

ON/OFF button The receiver can be preprogrammed in the office and used in the field without the RX1200 attached. In this case, the receiver is turned on by holding down the ON/OFF button for 2 s or off by holding down the ON/OFF button for 4 s. A green steady light at the power LED indicates that the receiver is turned on.

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User Interface

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3 User Interface

3.1Operating Principles

Keyboard and touch screen

Turn instrument on

Turn instrument off

Lock/Unlock keyboard

The user interface is operated either by the keyboard or by the touch screen with supplied stylus. The workflow is the same for keyboard and touch screen. The difference is the way information is selected and entered.

Press PROG.

The instrument can only be turned off in the GPS1200 Main Menu screen.

Press both USER and PROG simultaneously.

OR

Hold ESC for 2 s.

Option

Description

Lock

To lock the keyboard press and hold SHIFT for 3 s. The message

 

’Keyboard locked’ is momentariliy displayed on the Message Line.

 

 

Option

Description

Unlock

To unlock the keyboard press and hold SHIFT for 3 s. The message

 

’Keyboard unlocked’ is momentariliy displayed on the Message Line.

 

 

 

 

Switching between This is valid for RX1250.

Leica software and Windows CE desktop

d c

RX12_33

a

b

a)Icon to start Leica software

b)Windows CE desktop

c)Task bar

d)Start button

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User Interface

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Access Leica software

 

 

 

 

 

 

IF

THEN

 

 

RX1250 is started

the Leica software comes up automatically.

 

 

 

 

 

Windows CE

double click

to display the Leica software.

 

desktop is active

OR

 

 

 

SHIFT PROG (

) to display the Leica software.

 

 

 

 

 

Leica software is

double click

to maximise it.

 

minimised

OR

 

 

 

select SmartRover in the task bar to maximise it.

 

 

 

 

 

Access Windows CE desktop

 

 

 

 

 

 

IF

THEN

 

 

Leica software is to

SHIFT MINIM (F5) in Main Menu.

 

be minimised

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leica software is to

SHIFT EXIT (F6) in Main Menu.

 

be closed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IF

THEN

 

Windows CE task

SHIFT PROG ( ).

 

bar is to be

 

 

displayed

 

Selecting from a

 

 

 

 

 

 

. Appearance

Description

menu

 

 

 

 

To select an item from a menu, do one of the following: Move the focus to the item. ENTER or CONT (F1)

OR

Type the complete selection number in front of the item. ENTER or CONT (F1) are not required.

OR

Tap on the item.

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Selecting a page

Appearance and selection from a choicelist

Appearance Description

To select a page in a screen, do one of the following:

PAGE (F6).

OR

Tap on the page tab.

Choicelists have various appearances.

Closed choicelist

.

Appearance

Description

Selection

 

Triangles on the right indi-

Use the arrow keys

 

cate further available

to toggle through the list or

 

choices.

tap the triangles on the

 

 

screen.

 

 

 

ENTER or tap on the field to access the choicelist. Opening a choicelist reveals either a simple listbox or a comprehensive listbox dialogue.

Simple listbox

.

Appearance

Description

Selection

 

• Choicelist shows

• Highlight an item and

 

items to select.

ENTER.

 

• A search field is

• To exit without

 

shown if necessary

changes ESC or tap

 

• A scroll bar is shown if

outside the simple

 

necessary.

listbox.

 

 

 

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Listbox dialogue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

. Appearance

 

Description

Selection

 

 

 

Choicelist fills the

• Highlight an item and

 

 

 

 

whole screen.

CONT (F1) or ENTER.

 

 

 

• A search field is

• To exit without

 

 

 

 

shown.

changes press ESC or

 

 

 

• A scroll bar is shown if

tap

 

.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The functionality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

comprises adding,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

editing and deleting of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listbox dialogues are

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

explained in detail at

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

appropriate places in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the manuals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.2Icons

Description

Icons show the current status information of the receiver.

)The icons provide information related to basic receiver functions. The icons that appear depend upon which GPS1200 receiver is used and the current receiver configuration.

Position of the

a b c d e f g h i

a)

Position status

icons on the screen

 

b)

Number of visible satellites

 

 

c)

Contributing satellites

 

 

d)

Real-time device and real-time

 

 

 

status, Internet online status

 

 

e)

Position mode

 

 

f)

Bluetooth

 

 

g)

Line/area

 

 

h)

CompactFlash card/internal memory

 

j

i)

Battery

 

j)

SHIFT

 

k

 

GPS12_130

k)

Quick coding

 

 

 

 

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Icons

 

 

 

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

Position status

Displays the status of the current position. As soon as this

 

 

 

icon becomes visible the receiver is in a stage where practical

 

 

operation can commence.

 

 

 

 

 

Number of visible

Displays the number of theoretically visible satellites above

 

satellites

the configured cut off angle according to the current almanac.

 

Contributing

Displays the number of satellites on L1 and L2 that are

 

 

satellites

contributing to the currently computed position solution.

 

 

 

The number of contributing satellites can differ from

 

 

) the number of visible satellites. This may be either

 

 

because satellites cannot be viewed or the observa-

 

 

tions to these satellites are considered to be too

 

 

 

noisy to be used in the position solution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real-time device

Displays the real-time device configured to be used and its

 

 

and real-time

status.

 

 

status

 

 

 

Internet online

Receiver is online in the Internet.

 

 

status

 

 

 

Position mode

Displays the current position mode depending on the config-

 

 

uration defined.

 

 

 

 

 

Icon

Description

 

Symbols are added to the basic position mode icon when raw

 

data logging or logging of auto points is configured.

 

 

Bluetooth

The status of each Bluetooth port and any Bluetooth connec-

 

tion is displayed.

 

 

Line/area

The number of lines and areas currently open in the active job

 

is displayed.

 

 

CompactFlash

The status of the CompactFlash card and internal memory are

card/internal

displayed.

memory

• For the CompactFlash card, the capacity of used space is

 

shown in seven levels.

 

• For the internal memory, the capacity of used memory is

 

shown in nine levels.

 

 

Battery

The status and source of the battery is displayed. The

 

remaining power in the battery is indicated by six levels.

For GPS1200 receivers:

If two internal batteries are inserted, the battery with the lower voltage is used.

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Icon

Description

 

 

 

• If an external power supply is connected and one or two

 

 

internal batteries are inserted, then the external power is

 

 

used.

 

 

 

• If two external power supplies are attached, then the

 

 

 

system uses the one which is configured as the preferred

 

 

power supply.

 

 

 

For RX1250:

 

 

 

• If an external power supply is connected and one internal

 

 

battery is inserted, then the external power is used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHIFT

The status of the SHIFT key is displayed.

 

 

 

 

 

Quick coding

Shows the quick coding configuration. Can be used with touch

 

 

screen to turn quick coding on and off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Operation

4.1Equipment Setup

)

Equipment setup step-by-step

The example given is for static operations.

Step Description

1. Set up the tripod.

2. Mount and level the tribrach on the tripod.

3. Ensure that the tribrach is over the marker.

4. Place and lock the carrier in the tribrach.

5. Screw the GPS antenna onto the carrier.

6. Check that the tribrach is still level.

7. Insert the batteries into the receiver.

) Alternatively or in addition, to power the receiver externally, connect a GEB171 battery to the port PWR on the receiver.

8.If no internal memory is fitted, insert a CompactFlash card into the receiver.

Step Description

)A memory device must be available otherwise a survey cannot be carriedout.

)Close the lid carefully after insertion of the CompactFlash card in order to prevent water and dust from getting inside the receiver.

9.Attach the RX1200 to the receiver, if required, either directly or via a connection cable by plugging it into the port RX on the receiver.

10.Connect the receiver to the GPS antenna using the antenna cable and port ANT on the receiver.

11.To hang the receiver on the tripod leg, use the hook on the rear of the unit. ) Alternatively place the receiver in the transport container.

12.Insert the height hook into the carrier.

13.Measure the antenna height using the height hook.

14.Press the ON/OFF button on the receiver for at least 2 s or PROG on the RX1200 to switch the receiver on.

15.The receiver is now ready for operation.

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4.2Battery

)Primary use/charging

The battery must be charged prior to using it for the first time because it is delivered with an energy content as low as possible.

For new batteries or batteries that have been stored for a long time (> three months), it is effectual to make only one charge/discharge cycle.

For Li-Ion batteries, a single discharging and charging cycle is sufficient. We recommend carrying out the process when the battery capacity indicated on the charger or on a Leica Geosystems product deviates significantly from the actual battery capacity available.

The permissible temperature range for charging is between 0°C to +40°C/ +32°F to +104°F. For optimal charging we recommend charging the batteries at a low ambient temperature of +10°C to +20°C/+50°F to +68°F if possible.

It is normal for the battery to become warm during charging. Using the chargers recommended by Leica Geosystems, it is not possible to charge the battery if the temperature is too high.

Operation/Discharging

The batteries can be operated from -20°C to +55°C/-4°F to +131°F.

Low operating temperatures reduce the capacity that can be drawn; very high operating temperatures reduce the service life of the battery.

Change battery The batteries are inserted in the front of the receiver. step-by-step

3

1 2

3

GPS12_085

Step Description

1.Loosen the screw of one of the battery compartments.

2.Open the cover of the battery compartment.

3.With the Leica logo facing upwards, slide the battery into the battery compartment and push upwards so that it locks into position.

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Step Description

4.Close the cover of the battery compartment and tighten the screw.

5.Repeat steps 2. to 4. for the second battery compartment.

6.To remove a battery, loosen the screw to open the cover of the battery compartment.

7.Push the battery slightly in and at the same time downwards. This releases the battery from its fixed position.

8.Pull out the battery.

9.Close the cover of the battery compartment and tighten the screw.

10.Repeat steps 6. to 9. for the second battery compartment.

4.3Working with the CompactFlash Card

)• Keep the card dry.

Use it only within the specified temperature range.

Do not bend the card.

Protect the card from direct impacts.

)Failure to follow these instructions could result in data loss and/or permanent damage to the card.

Insert and remove a CompactFlash card step-by-step

The CompactFlash card is inserted into a slot inside of battery compartment A on the front of the receiver.

 

 

1

 

 

2

4

7

 

 

 

 

8

A

 

 

GPS12_086

 

A

Battery compartment A

 

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Format a CompactFlash card step-by- step

Step Description

1.Loosen the screw of the battery compartment A.

2.Open the cover of battery compartment A.

3.The card should be held with the lable for the care instructions towards the right-hand side of the receiver.

4.Slide the card firmly into the slot until it clicks into position.

5.Close the compartment cover.

6.To remove the card, open the cover of battery compartment A.

7.Press the eject button above the card slot.

8.Pull out the CompactFlash card.

9.Close the compartment cover.

Formatting the CompactFlash card before logging data is started is required if a completely new CompactFlash card is used or if all existing data needs to be deleted.

Step Description

1.Select Main Menu: Tools...\Format Memory Device.

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