We setup ours as a semi-CORS. It uses a mounting system that we use in construction so that the receiver can be brought indoors at night and deployed as needed. Our units can run for 2-3 days so it’s no big deal to bring it back in the house at night to charge. If I need it to run for an extended period of time I just connect a power bank to it. It will run for days. The brass adapter fits snuggly in the 1-1/2 pipe.
It’s better to place the permanent base somewhere on the roof, if possible, to provide good satellite reception. And @PotatoFarmer mentioned RS232 port for power supply. I double it because there is a feature to automatically turn on and off the receiver while powered from RS232. Very handy when the receiver acts as a permanent base.
It gets really hot and humid here where I live (Samoa). Our experience with 4 other Reach RS/RS+ units we bought is they don’t last long out in the sun with the battery going off so not going to take any chances with this RS2 we bought.
We prefer to have a static base cors station setup and sending correction via NTRIP which our drones can use for RTK. Prefer that than having to setup a base RS2 out in the field everytime we do a drone flight mission which takes up time.
Do you recommend having the RS2 out on top of our office 24/7 as a cors base?
Hi Adrian, the Multi-band helical GNSS antenna offered by Emlid works well enough, especially useful for mounting on a drone. I believe it doesn’t quite offer the same performance as some of the alternate survey grade antennas I had mentioned above. Please see this report by another member ( wizprodChristian Grüner on the forum testing a similar helical antenna vs a Swift 500 antenna. Right tool (antenna) for the right job - Patch versus helical on M2 for ground use
Of course it all depends on what you need for the type of work you do.