I’m testing my new REACH RS updated to ReachView version v2.10.0 in the field. I’m getting corrections from a public NTRIP network over RTCM 3.1. Everything connects well and i obtain FIX status rather easily. It’s even seemingly very robust, maintaining itself in a small town squares etc.
I’m aware of the limitations of Reach in comparison to professional grade equipment but i’m worried about one particular behavior and would like to understand it’s reasons and implications.
I have compared my REACH RS measurments with a highly precise ortophoto made by professional surveyors and aligned to permanent state geodesic points. Starting of from a high place with an open horrizon things get going pretty well.
there is only a small shift which i attribute to my hand shaking as i was fiddling with settings.
But going down into town i start to see a strange shift to the measurments going from 1,10 m southwestward to ~1,20 m southeastward, depending on the location even though fix status is maintained. See this picture:
Green dots are FIX orange dots are FLOAT. The objects measured are a small manhole and a permanent geodesic point marked in blue. Satelite count and S/N ratio were fine all the time and pretty low RMS is maintained for all the points:
Thank you for the report. This is definitely not a normal outcome, given your setup and a Fixed solution. Would you please share the system report and your logs with us? This might help shed some light on the issue.
TB_RTK: I also suspect multipath - measurments were made in a small medieval town square and there are plenty of buildings. It’s just that from the systems i have used previously i never got 1.2 m of deviation while claiming fix solution and 0.03 RMS. With that, how can i be sure if i’m getting valid data in the field?
Peter: transformation into Croatian national grid is done in qgis with official parameters, scale included, so it’s definitely not that.
Egor: All logs from that day and a current system report are included. For the record, GLONASS was also turned on at the time - i have turned it off since.
From what i could see of the system log, base support gps/glonass, but only gps was used on your rover.
Also fix&hold with 15 degree mask angle was used.
I would guess contiuous mode with higher mask angle and possibly glonass activated would get you closer to true position.
If you PPK this in RTKpost, what do you get then?
or if you share true coordinates of surveyed object, we could throubleshot from here
BTW. All solutions are shown as one and the same color (fix/float/single)
Usually it gets fewer satellites, but by bad geometry i mean satellites used are the ones chunked in a smaler area above you. To get higher accuracy its important to have them spread over the skyview and with lower angle. @bide did have some awesome illustration somewhere in this forum.
By most accurate, i mean most likely to be the most accurate of the them 3 logs i posted above. And if fix&hold is used in juction with low mask angle, it might have you running around with bad fix much longer then with continuous. Its my theory anyways