WiFi Hotspots

briarcutter

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I'm considering using DAC sim card system to communicate between my base & rover (LS+ & 1M+). As I understand it, I will also need to add 2-hotspots. For those of you who are already using the hotspots, how are you mounting the hotspots to your equipment ? pic would be great ...... how has these cold temps affected the battery life ?
 

Jim Frame

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I usually leave my base unattended but locked to something solid to deter casual thieves. In order to protect the JetPack, I put it in a modified Pelican case that bolts to the center pole of my 2-meter base tripod.

Although the third photo shows hex nuts holding the Pelican case to the U-bolts, I've long since replaced those with thumb nuts to make attachment and removal quicker and easier.
 

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Matt Sibole

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JAVAD GNSS
I'm considering using DAC sim card system to communicate between my base & rover (LS+ & 1M+). As I understand it, I will also need to add 2-hotspots. For those of you who are already using the hotspots, how are you mounting the hotspots to your equipment ? pic would be great ...... how has these cold temps affected the battery life ?
Depending on the configuration you may not need one on the rover side. You should have one on the base side though. That way you can broadcast tcp and uhf at the same time.
 

John Thompson

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I haven't used a hotspot for a couple years now, but when I did, I found that it shut itself off when the temperature is below about 32°F or above about 100°F. I attached it with some Velcro stickies to the underside of a base tripod leg, which kept it mostly out of sight and sun. I've never used one on the rover end.
 

avoidthelloyd

Active Member
I haven't used a hotspot for a couple years now, but when I did, I found that it shut itself off when the temperature is below about 32°F or above about 100°F. I attached it with some Velcro stickies to the underside of a base tripod leg, which kept it mostly out of sight and sun. I've never used one on the rover end.
This is what I did when I used them. Velcro tape.
 

Bryan Enfinger

Active Member
I usually leave my base unattended but locked to something solid to deter casual thieves. In order to protect the JetPack, I put it in a modified Pelican case that bolts to the center pole of my 2-meter base tripod.

Although the third photo shows hex nuts holding the Pelican case to the U-bolts, I've long since replaced those with thumb nuts to make attachment and removal quicker and easier.
Pretty slick setup Jim !
 

John Rosco

Member
JAVAD GNSS
DAC SIM cards can be installed directly into a 1M+ 'base' & LS+ 'rover' to connect to the Internet.
No need for hotspot.
The SIM card in the 1M+ 'base' unit needs to have a 'static' IP Address.

If using a T-2 as a 'base', then you can use a hotspot to allow the T-2 to connect to the Internet.
 
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