Is it possible to use Reach RS2 base with Reach RS+ rover?

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And here is our first topic: “Is it possible to use Reach RS2 base with Reach RS+ rover?

Yes, you can use your Reach RS2 as a base for your Reach RS+ but you won’t get the advantages of working with multi-band receivers with such a setup. Your Reach RS2 base will send L1, L2, L5 signals and your Reach RS+ rover is capable of receiving only L1 signals. So, as you see that it’s pretty much the same as using two Reach RS+.

Let’s return to the setup with two Reach RS2. The capability of receiving multiple frequencies transmitted by satellites makes Reach RS2 super robust in challenging environments and allows obtaining FIX within seconds. And let us not forget that multi-band receivers can operate on much greater baselines.

By the way, if you’ve ever wondered if you can use Reach RS+ as a base for Reach RS2, the answer is no. The reason is that Reach RS+ is a single-band receiver that sends only L1 corrections. You can read more on single- and multi-band receivers in our article.

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