++ Update July 2022 ++

Trimble RTX frequency and baud rate settings change details

There are upcoming Trimble RTX beam transition in Mexico, CIS & India, Western China, as well as Africa, Middle East regions. This will affect all Trimble GNSS receivers using CenterPoint RTX, FieldPoint RTX, RangePoint RTX, ViewPoint RTX and xFill correction services via satellite delivery. This beam change helps to support continuous RTX technology enhancements such as additional GNSS constellations and station upgrades, and will improve the customer experience. 

Additionally,the current satellite beam for Europe, Middle East and Africa, called “RTXEA” will change its coverage area and be renamed to “RTXEU”. Users in the Middle East and Africa will have to switch to the new RTXAF beam.

What is Changing

Trimble RTX is being moved to new satellite beams.
The frequency and baud rate will change as shown in the table below:

Region Name Frequency (MHz) Baud rate (bps) Required by
Mexico RTXME 1555.8155 1200 August 1st – September 30, 2022
CIS, India, Western China RTXIR 1545.5050 1200 August 1st – September 30, 2022
Africa, Middle East RTXAF 1546.2100 1200 August 1st – September 30, 2022
Europe RTXEU 1545.4900 2400 October 3rd, 2022

 

Note: You will no longer receive correction data from the current RTXMX satellite (1555.7825 Mhz, 600 bps), the RTXIO satellite (1545.5300 Mhz, 600 baud) or the RTXEA satellite (1545.4900 Mhz, 2400bps) beyond September 30, 2022. You must vacate these frequencies by September 30, 2022.

When is it happening?

Mexico: The new beam RTXME will become operational on August 1st, 2022.  All users of the current RTXMX beam will need to migrate to the new RTXME beam during the 8 week overlap period, with a frequency and baud rate settings change on their GNSS receivers before September 30, 2022.

CIS, India, Western China: The new beam RTXIR will become operational on August 1st, 2022.  All users of the current RTXIO beam will need to migrate to the new RTXIR beam during the 8 week overlap period, with a frequency and baud rate settings change on their GNSS receivers before September 30, 2022.

Africa, Middle East: The new beam RTXAF will become operational on August 1st, 2022.  All users of the current RTXEA beam will need to migrate to the new RTXAF beam during the 8 week overlap period, with a frequency and baud rate settings change on their GNSS receivers before September 30, 2022.

How will I continue to receive Trimble RTX corrections after this change?

Within the Trimble RTX settings on your GNSS receiver, change the Trimble RTX satellite by manually entering the frequency and baud rate for the new satellites. Details are shown in the table above.

We have prepared instructions for you which will guide you through the Trimble receiver settings:

 

*Please note that a firmware upgrade is not required.

More Information

If you need any assistance or have questions, our Customer Care team is standing by to help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

GLONASS System Performance

Trimble and its Positioning Services Networks Operation team constantly monitors all Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) constellation signals, including GLONASS. Currently, no anomalies or performance degradation has been detected for GLONASS, other GNSS systems or Trimble’s RTX correction services. Trimble plans to provide updates should GLONASS performance issues be detected.