Posted 4/13/2019 23:57 (#7438115 - in reply to #7437825) Subject: RE: ITc as RTK base station
R.M. of Stanley, Manitoba Canada
Lil' Hoss - 4/13/2019 19:45
No it won’t, The government is abandoning the L2 band that the iTC receives so the reason it won’t work as a rover is the same reason it won’t work as a base.
It would appear that the older receivers could/should be functional until at least 2026 judging from this statement from Section 3.2.8 of the 2017 Federal Radionavigation Plan.
"The USG commits to maintaining the existing GPS L1 C/A, L1 P(Y), L2C, and L2 P(Y) signal characteristics that enable codeless and semi-codeless GPS access until at least two years after there are 24 operational satellites broadcasting L5. Barring a national security requirement, the USG does not intend to change these signal characteristics before then. Twenty-four satellites broadcasting the L5 signal is estimated to occur in 2024. This will allow for the orderly and systematic transition of users of semi-codeless and codeless receiving equipment to the use of equipment using modernized civil-coded signals. Note that it is expected that 24 operational satellites broadcasting L2C will be available by 2020, with the corresponding ground segment control capability available by 2023, enabling transition to that signal at this earlier date. Civilian users of GPS are encouraged to start their planning for transition now."