Current recommended firmware??

Darren Clemons

Well-Known Member
I was doing some cleaning out of files and clearing NVram out of my T1M this morning and hadn't updated or checked the firmware in a while.
There was, and I've installed, version 3.7.3p1 Jun 21, 2018
Is that, I'm sure, recommended to be the current used firmware version?
We have two more units and I want to be sure before I update them.
 

K Davis

Member
I updated to 3.7.3 a while back but every time I go to Stop and Download in the LS I get a message saying the "firmware is out of date, upgrade to 3.6.12 (?) or higher". I check for new firmware updates regularly but when I do it always says it is up to date. It only started doing this after I migrated to Linux OS.
 

Matthew D. Sibole

Well-Known Member
5PLS
I believe this is a bug in the Linux software. I see error messages when returning to the base as well. Although my error messages say that no external radio is connected to the receiver. It obviously is because I’m still receiving corrections.

Still some bugs to work out.
 

K Davis

Member
OK, I figured as much.

While I'm thinking of it, last week when using the T1M alone without the 35 watt external radio, I had 2 instances where I stopped receiving any data from the T1M. The radio strength screen in the upper right went red. In both cases, I was line of sight on open mostly flat ground, one about 500 feet away and 2nd time I was literally next to the base about 20 feet away. I had the wattage set to 1 watt. The first time when I was 500 feet away it finally started sending corrections after about 3 minutes, the second time I had to reboot the LS and it worked fine after that. I wonder if this is also a bug or something else?
 

Nate The Surveyor

Well-Known Member
Shawn is right.
A base radio follows a little sequence, based on law. The law is "it must accept interference, but not produce interference".
The way this works out, for a base radio, is it first listens, and if it finds radio silence, then it sends out your data packet. Then, it listens again, and finds activity, of any kind, on that channel, or frequency, and it DOES NOT SEND out your data. It sits like a robot, doing this all day.
I'm saying that this behavior is designed, and required by law.
N
 

Darren Clemons

Well-Known Member
I was installing my OAF for Galileo and Beidou this morning in my T1M base and found a new "stable" version of the firmware I downloaded and installed. Version 3.6.16 Jan.21, 2020

Any comments or notes of anything I should be aware of??

Since it was under stable version, I'm assuming it's recommended and ok to update to it??
 

Javad

Administrator
Staff member
5PLS
You can use the latest of 3.6. It is tested. You can also use 3.7 "Latest" which has improvement in Beidou tracking and more Beidou satellite tracking. This is also tested. With 3.7 be careful if you use any third party software. Let us know.
 

Darren Clemons

Well-Known Member
You can use the latest of 3.6. It is tested. You can also use 3.7 "Latest" which has improvement in Beidou tracking and more Beidou satellite tracking. This is also tested. With 3.7 be careful if you use any third party software. Let us know.
Thanks Javad. I will try 3.7 in one of my T1M bases and see if we notice any differences to our others which I will leave on 3.6
 
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