Leica iCON gps 60
User Manual
Version 2.7
English
Introduction
Purchase
Congratulations on the purchase of a Leica iCON gps 60 system.
This manual contains important safety directions as well as instructions for setting up
the product and operating it. Refer to "1 Safety Directions" for further information.
Read carefully through the User Manual before you switch on the product.
Product Identification
The model and serial number of your product are indicated on the type plate.
Always refer to this information when you need to contact your agency or Leica
Geosystems authorised service centre.
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Validity of this
manual
Available documentation
This manual applies to the Leica iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna.
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reference field guide.
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60 User Manual to a basic level are contained in the User Manual.
Provides an overview of the product together with technical data and safety directions.
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Table of Contents
In this manual
Chapter
Page
1
Safety
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
2
Description of the System
2.1
System Components
2.2
Unpacking the Container
2.2.1
Base Station Container
2.2.2
Rover Setup Container
2.3
Instrument Components
2.4
Compatible Field Controllers
2.4.1
Available Field Controller
2.4.2
Holder and Clamps for Field Controllers
2.4.3
iCON Series Field Software Overview
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15
17
17
19
20
20
20
22
23
3
Using the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
3.1
Power Supply
3.2
Batteries
3.2.1
Installing the Internal Battery
3.2.2
General Battery Handling
3.3
Installing a SIM Card
3.4
Slot-in-Device
3.5
External Radios
3.6
Using USB Memory Devices
3.7
Installing Adapters
3.8
Installation on a Machine
3.9
Antenna Heights
3.9.1
Understanding Antenna Heights
3.9.2
The Mechanical Reference Plane, MRP
3.9.3
Measuring the Antenna Height for a Pillar Setup
3.9.4
Measuring the Antenna Height for a Tripod Setup
3.9.5
Measuring the Antenna Height for a Pole Setup
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24
24
24
25
25
26
26
27
27
28
29
29
29
30
32
33
4
Setups
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
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34
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36
38
38
40
40
5
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna User Interface
5.1
5.2
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Directions
General Introduction
Definition of Use
Limits of Use
Responsibilities
Hazards of Use
Electromagnetic Compatibility EMC
FCC Statement, Applicable in U.S.
IC Statement, Applicable in Canada
with Accessories
Real-Time Base Setup
Local Base Station Setup with External GNSS Antenna
Real-Time Base with Raw Data Logging
Raw Data Logging Setup
Real-Time Rover Setup
Setup for Machine Use
Establish Bluetooth Data Connection
User Interface Description
Main Menu
7
7
7
8
8
8
11
13
14
41
41
42
4
5.3
Submenus
5.3.1
Navigation in Submenus
5.3.2
How to Change Settings and Edit Values
5.3.3
Available Sub Menus
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45
45
47
6
Software Tools
6.1
Base Setup
6.1.1
Base Setup Description
6.1.2
Manual Base Setup
6.1.3
Base Setup using BasePilot
6.2
Rover Setup
6.3
ORP and NMEA Output
6.4
Raw Data Logging
6.5
iCON Telematics
6.6
Import, Export, or Delete Data
6.7
Licensing
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55
55
55
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68
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75
75
78
80
7
Coordinate Systems
81
8
Care and Transport
8.1
Transport
8.2
Storage
8.3
Cleaning and Drying
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82
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82
9
Technical Data
9.1
Technical Data iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
9.1.1
Tracking Characteristics
9.1.2
Accuracy
9.1.3
General Technical Data of the Instrument
9.2
Antennas Technical Data
9.3
Pin Assignments and Sockets
9.4
Conformity Declarations
9.4.1
iCON gps 60
9.4.2
GFU14, SATEL Satelline 3AS, GFU27, SATEL Satelline
M3-TR1
9.4.3
GFU15, Pacific Crest PDL
9.4.4
TFR-300L
9.4.5
CCD7 - SATEL TA13
9.4.6
CCD8 - Intuicom 900SLR
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84
84
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85
88
89
90
90
Software Licence Agreement
98
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Appendix A
A.1
A.2
A.3
A.4
A.5
A.6
A.7
A.8
A.9
A.10
A.11
A.12
A.13
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NMEA Message Formats
Overview
Symbols Used for Describing the NMEA Formats
GGA - Global Positioning System Fix Data
GGK - Real-Time Position with DOP
GGQ - Real-Time Position with CQ
GLL - Geographic Position Latitude/Longitude
GNS - GNSS Fix Data
GSA - GNSS DOP and Active Satellites
GSV - GNSS Satellites in View
HDT - Heading, True
LLK - Leica Local Position and GDOP
LLQ - Leica Local Position and Quality
RMC - Recommended Minimum Specific GNSS Data
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102
103
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104
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106
107
107
108
109
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A.14
A.15
VTG - Course Over Ground and Ground Speed
ZDA - Time and Date
109
110
Appendix B
ORP – Orientation and Position
111
Appendix C
C.1
C.2
C.3
C.4
Glossary
C
G
N
W
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114
115
116
117
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1
Safety Directions
1.1
General Introduction
Description
The following directions enable the person responsible for the product, and the
person who actually uses the equipment, to anticipate and avoid operational hazards.
The person responsible for the product must ensure that all users understand these
directions and adhere to them.
About Warning
Messages
Warning messages are an essential part of the safety concept of the instrument. They
appear wherever hazards or hazardous situations can occur.
Warning messages...
• make the user alert about direct and indirect hazards concerning the use of the
product.
• contain general rules of behaviour.
For the users‘ safety, all safety instructions and safety messages shall be strictly
observed and followed! Therefore, the manual must always be available to all persons
performing any tasks described here.
DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION and NOTICE are standardised signal words for identifying levels of hazards and risks related to personal injury and property damage. For
your safety, it is important to read and fully understand the following table with the
different signal words and their definitions! Supplementary safety information
symbols may be placed within a warning message as well as supplementary text.
Type
 DANGER
 WARNING
 CAUTION
NOTICE

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Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or an unintended
use which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or an unintended
use which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate
injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or an unintended
use which, if not avoided, may result in appreciable material,
financial and environmental damage.
Important paragraphs which must be adhered to in practice as
they enable the product to be used in a technically correct and
efficient manner.
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1.2
Definition of Use
Intended use
•
•
•
•
•
•
Computing with software.
Carrying out measurement tasks using various GNSS measuring techniques.
Recording GNSS and point related data.
Remote control of product.
Data communication with external appliances.
Measuring raw data and computing coordinates using carrier phase and code signal
from GNSS satellites.
Reasonably foreseeable misuse
•
•
•
•
•
Use of the product without instruction.
Use outside of the intended use and limits.
Disabling safety systems.
Removal of hazard notices.
Opening the product using tools, for example screwdriver, unless this is permitted
for certain functions.
Modification or conversion of the product.
Use after misappropriation.
Use of products with obvious damages or defects.
Use with accessories from other manufacturers without the prior explicit approval
of Leica Geosystems.
Inadequate safeguards at the working site.
Controlling of machines, moving objects or similar monitoring application without
additional control and safety installations.
•
•
•
•
•
•
1.3
Limits of Use
Environment
Suitable for use in an atmosphere appropriate for permanent human habitation: not
suitable for use in aggressive or explosive environments.
 DANGER
Local safety authorities and safety experts must be contacted before working in
hazardous areas, or close to electrical installations or similar situations by the person
in charge of the product.
1.4
Responsibilities
Manufacturer of
the product
Leica Geosystems AG, CH-9435 Heerbrugg, hereinafter referred to as Leica Geosystems, is responsible for supplying the product, including the user manual and original
accessories, in a safe condition.
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Person responsible
for the product
The person responsible for the product has the following duties:
• To understand the safety instructions on the product and the instructions in the
user manual.
• To ensure that it is used in accordance with the instructions.
• To be familiar with local regulations relating to safety and accident prevention.
• To inform Leica Geosystems immediately if the product and the application
becomes unsafe.
• To ensure that the national laws, regulations and conditions for the operation of
e.g. radio transmitters or lasers are respected.
• To ensure that the radio modem is not operated without the permission of the local
authorities on frequencies and/or output power levels other than those specifically
reserved and intended for use without a specific permit.
The internal and external radio modems have been designed to operate on
frequency ranges and output power ranges, the exact use of which differs from one
region and/or country to another.
1.5
Hazards of Use
 CAUTION
 DANGER
 WARNING
 WARNING
Watch out for erroneous measurement results if the product has been dropped or has
been misused, modified, stored for long periods or transported.
Precautions:
Periodically carry out test measurements and perform the field adjustments indicated
in the user manual, particularly after the product has been subjected to abnormal use
as well as before and after important measurements.
Because of the risk of electrocution, it is dangerous to use poles and extensions in the
vicinity of electrical installations such as power cables or electrical railways.
Precautions:
Keep at a safe distance from electrical installations. If it is essential to work in this
environment, first contact the safety authorities responsible for the electrical installations and follow their instructions.
During dynamic applications, for example stakeout procedures there is a danger of
accidents occurring if the user does not pay attention to the environmental conditions
around, for example obstacles, excavations or traffic.
Precautions:
The person responsible for the product must make all users fully aware of the existing
dangers.
Inadequate securing of the working site can lead to dangerous situations, for example
in traffic, on building sites and at industrial installations.
Precautions:
Always ensure that the working site is adequately secured. Adhere to the regulations
governing safety, accident prevention and road traffic.
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 CAUTION
 WARNING
 DANGER
Lightning conductors
If the accessories used with the product are not properly secured and the product is
subjected to mechanical shock, for example blows or falling, the product may be
damaged or people can sustain injury.
Precautions:
When setting up the product, make sure that the accessories are correctly adapted,
fitted, secured, and locked in position.
Avoid subjecting the product to mechanical stress.
If the product is used with accessories, for example masts, staffs, poles, you may
increase the risk of being struck by lightning.
Precautions:
Do not use the product in a thunderstorm.
If the product is used with accessories, for example on masts, staffs, poles, you may
increase the risk of being struck by lightning. Danger from high voltages also exists
near power lines. Lightning, voltage peaks, or the touching of power lines can cause
damage, injury and death.
Precautions:
• Do not use the product in a thunderstorm as you can increase the risk of being
struck by lightning.
• Be sure to remain at a safe distance from electrical installations. Do not use the
product directly under or close to power lines. If it is essential to work in such an
environment contact the safety authorities responsible for electrical installations
and follow their instructions.
• If the product has to be permanently mounted in an exposed location, it is advisable to provide a lightning conductor system. A suggestion on how to design a
lightning conductor for the product is given below. Always follow the regulations in
force in your country regarding grounding antennas and masts. These installations
must be carried out by an authorised specialist.
• To prevent damages due to indirect lightning strikes (voltage spikes) cables, for
example for antenna, power source or modem should be protected with appropriate protection elements, like a lightning arrester. These installations must be
carried out by an authorised specialist.
• If there is a risk of a thunderstorm, or if the equipment is to remain unused and
unattended for a long period, protect your product additionally by unplugging all
systems components and disconnecting all connecting cables and supply cables, for
example, instrument - antenna.
Suggestion for design of a lightning conductor for a GNSS system:
1) On non-metallic structures
Protection by air terminals is recommended. An air terminal is a pointed solid or
tubular rod of conducting material with proper mounting and connection to a
conductor. The position of four air terminals can be uniformly distributed around
the antenna at a distance equal to the height of the air terminal.
The air terminal diameter should be 12 mm for copper or 15 mm for aluminium. The
height of the air terminals should be 25 cm to 50 cm. All air terminals should be
connected to the down conductors. The diameter of the air terminal should be kept
to a minimum to reduce GNSS signal shading.
2) On metallic structures
Protection is as described for non-metallic structures, but the air terminals can be
connected directly to the conducting structure without the need for down conductors.
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Air terminal
arrangement, plan
view
a
b
c
GS_039
Grounding the
instrument/antenna
a) Antenna
b) Support structure
c) Air terminal
a
b
c
d
e
GS_040
 CAUTION
 WARNING
 WARNING
 WARNING
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
Antenna
Lightning conductor array
Antenna/instrument connection
Metallic mast
Connection to earth
During the transport, shipping or disposal of batteries it is possible for inappropriate
mechanical influences to constitute a fire hazard.
Precautions:
Before shipping the product or disposing of it, discharge the batteries by running the
product until they are flat.
When transporting or shipping batteries, the person in charge of the product must
ensure that the applicable national and international rules and regulations are
observed. Before transportation or shipping contact your local passenger or freight
transport company.
High mechanical stress, high ambient temperatures or immersion into fluids can cause
leakage, fire or explosions of the batteries.
Precautions:
Protect the batteries from mechanical influences and high ambient temperatures. Do
not drop or immerse batteries into fluids.
If battery terminals are short circuited e.g. by coming in contact with jewellery, keys,
metallised paper or other metals, the battery can overheat and cause injury or fire, for
example by storing or transporting in pockets.
Precautions:
Make sure that the battery terminals do not come into contact with metallic objects.
Incorrect fastening of the external antenna to vehicles or transporters poses the risk
of the equipment being broken by mechanical influence, vibration or airstream. This
may result in accident and physical injury.
Precautions:
Attach the external antenna professionally. The external antenna must be secured
additionally, for example by use of a safety cord. Ensure that the mounting device is
correctly mounted and able to carry the weight of the external antenna (>1 kg) safely.
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 WARNING
If the product is improperly disposed of, the following can happen:
• If polymer parts are burnt, poisonous gases are produced which may impair health.
• If batteries are damaged or are heated strongly, they can explode and cause
poisoning, burning, corrosion or environmental contamination.
• By disposing of the product irresponsibly you may enable unauthorised persons to
use it in contravention of the regulations, exposing themselves and third parties to
the risk of severe injury and rendering the environment liable to contamination.
Precautions:
The product must not be disposed with household waste.
Dispose of the product appropriately in accordance with the national
regulations in force in your country.
Always prevent access to the product by unauthorised personnel.
Product-specific treatment and waste management information can be downloaded
from the Leica Geosystems home page at http://www.leicageosystems.com/treatment or received from your Leica Geosystems distributor.
 WARNING
Only Leica Geosystems authorised service centres are entitled to repair these products.
1.6
Electromagnetic Compatibility EMC
Description
The term Electromagnetic Compatibility is taken to mean the capability of the product
to function smoothly in an environment where electromagnetic radiation and electrostatic discharges are present, and without causing electromagnetic disturbances to
other equipment.
 WARNING
Electromagnetic radiation can cause disturbances in other equipment.
Although the product meets the strict regulations and standards which are in force in
this respect, Leica Geosystems cannot completely exclude the possibility that other
equipment may be disturbed.
 CAUTION
 CAUTION
There is a risk that disturbances may be caused in other equipment if the product is
used with accessories from other manufacturers, for example field computers,
personal computers or other electronic equipment, non-standard cables or external
batteries.
Precautions:
Use only the equipment and accessories recommended by Leica Geosystems. When
combined with the product, they meet the strict requirements stipulated by the guidelines and standards. When using computers or other electronic equipment, pay attention to the information about electromagnetic compatibility provided by the manufacturer.
Disturbances caused by electromagnetic radiation can result in erroneous measurements.
Although the product meets the strict regulations and standards which are in force in
this respect, Leica Geosystems cannot completely exclude the possibility that the
product may be disturbed by intense electromagnetic radiation, for example, near
radio transmitters, two-way radios or diesel generators.
Precautions:
Check the plausibility of results obtained under these conditions.
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 CAUTION
Radios or Digital
Cellular Phones
 WARNING
If the product is operated with connecting cables attached at only one of their two
ends, for example external supply cables, interface cables, the permitted level of electromagnetic radiation may be exceeded and the correct functioning of other products
may be impaired.
Precautions:
While the product is in use, connecting cables, for example product to external battery,
product to computer, must be connected at both ends.
Use of product with radio or digital cellular phone devices:
Electromagnetic fields can cause disturbances in other equipment, in installations, in
medical devices, for example pacemakers or hearing aids and in aircraft. It can also
affect humans and animals.
Precautions:
Although the product meets the strict regulations and standards which are in force in
this respect, Leica Geosystems cannot completely exclude the possibility that other
equipment can be disturbed or that humans or animals can be affected.
• Do not operate the product with radio or digital cellular phone devices in the vicinity
of filling stations or chemical installations, or in other areas where an explosion
hazard exists.
• Do not operate the product with radio or digital cellular phone devices near to
medical equipment.
• Do not operate the product with radio or digital cellular phone devices in aircraft.
1.7
 WARNING
 WARNING
FCC Statement, Applicable in U.S.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Leica Geosystems for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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Labelling iCON gps
60 SmartAntenna
Model: iCG60
S.No.: 1234567
Art.No: 78199X
Equip. No: 12345678
Power 12V
nominal/0.5A max.
Leica Geosystems AG
CH-9435 Heerbrugg
FCC ID: RFD-ICGXX
IC: 3177A-ICGXX
Contains transmitter module:
Manufactured: 20XX
Made in Switzerland
FCC-ID: N7NMC7304
IC: 2417C-MC7304
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
003561_006
Labelling internal
battery GEB222
005043_001
Labelling CGA60
Type: CGA60
Art. No.: 805284
Power: 4.5 - 18V DC / 50mA max.
Leica Geosystems AG
CH-9435 Heerbrugg
Made in Canada
CGA60
NMCU12345678F
005690_001
S. No.: 12345678
Manufactured: 20XX
HW Rev: X.XX
P/N:01018920
1.8
IC Statement, Applicable in Canada
 WARNING
This Class (B) digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe (B) est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Canada Compliance
Statement
This device complies with Industry Canada‘s licence-exempt RSS 247. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions:
1) This device may not cause interference; and
2) This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
Canada Déclaration
de Conformité
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR 247 d’Industrie Canada applicables aux
appareils radio exempts de licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions
suivantes:
1) l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage;
2) l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage
est susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.
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2
Description of the System
2.1
System Components
Description
The Leica iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna together with dedicated accessories like the
Field Controllers, the Leica CGA60 GNSS antenna, a machine computer, or an external
radio offers you highest productivity and flexibility. For example, a Base Station configuration as well as Rover configuration is possible, but the system also can be used in
a Machine configuration.
Two example configurations are shown in the following paragraphs.
Main components,
Base Station configuration
a
b
c
d
e
f
i
g
j
h
k
l
007392_001
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
Radio antenna
Satel Radio CCD7
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
GAD108 Antenna arm
GSZ4-1 Height hook
GRT146 Carrier
Tribrach
Tripod
CC60/CC61/CC65/CC66 Field
Controller
j) Battery for Field Controller
k) GEB371 external battery
l) GEV219 power cable
Component
Description
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
To calculate the position from the computed ranges to all
visible GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) satellites.
Field Controller
Compatible controllers running iCON field software can be
used to operate the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna.
Satel radio CCD7
For long-range data transmission.
Radio antenna
The use of an external radio antenna maximises radio
coverage.
Tripod, tribrach,
carrier
To setup the instrument as a Base Station.
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Main components,
Rover configuration
a
h
b
c
d
e
f
i
j
g
007407_002
Satellite channels
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)
Satel Radio CCD7
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
GAD109 QN/TNC adapter
Radio antenna
Pole
Pole clamp
Holder for Field Controller
GEB221/GEB222 battery
CC80 Field Controller
Battery for Field Controller
Component
Description
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
To calculate the position from the computed ranges to all
visible GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) satellites.
Field Controller
Compatible controllers running iCON field software can be
used to operate the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna.
Satel radio CCD7
For long-range data transmission.
Radio antenna
The use of an external radio antenna maximises radio
coverage.
Pole, pole clamp,
holder for Field
Controller
To setup the instrument as a Rover.
Depending on the satellite systems and signals configured, a maximum number of 120
channels is allocated.
Instrument
Description
iCON gps 60 Smart- GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo GNSS receiver, triple
Antenna
frequency, code and phase, real-time capable
Special features
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna is equipped with several special features:
• Wide supply voltage range of 9 V to 28 V
• Voltage peak protection and reverse polarity protection
• Can be used on a machine when being mounted inside the cabin
• Can be used near the sea
• Protection caps on connectors
• Display and keys for status and configuration
• Versatile connectivity including USB, Serial RS232, Ethernet and Bluetooth
• USB host port for data transfer and firmware upgrade
• Integrated high speed LTE (4G) / HSPA (3.5G) / GPRS (2G) modem for countries
without 3G
• Integrated radio options
• Backwards compatibility: supports external GFU communication devices for cost
effective upgrade from legacy Leica systems
• Robust, compact plastic housing
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Special features
CGA60
CGA60 antennas are equipped with several special features:
• Can be used near the sea
• Standard robust 5/8" Whitworth thread
• Robust TNC connector
• Future proof four constellation, triple frequency antenna element
• Robust, compact plastic housing
Commands for
Remote Config
The iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna can be communicated:
• via the MPI protocol on the serial port P1 and Bluetooth.
• via the Leica Machine Control Net Protocol on the serial port P1 and Bluetooth.
Documentation for these communication protocols is available on request from the
Leica Geosystems representative.
2.2
Unpacking the Container
Description
Available delivery packages:
• A hard-top container comprising all items for a GNSS Rover setup.
• Different hard-top containers comprising all items for a Base Station setup,
including various Field Controllers.
2.2.1
Base Station Container
CTC5 Container
upper shell
The large-size CTC5 container comprises all items for the Base Station setup. The
content of the upper shell is the same for all available container configuration.
a
b
d
c
e
f
g
h
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a) CGA60 Robust triple frequency GNSS
antenna
b) GFU radio
c) GSZ4-1 Height hook
d) Cable set
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e) GHT36 Base for telescopic rod
f) GHT58 Tripod bracket for GFU housing
g) GAD34 Arm, adapter antenna to extension
h) GRT146 Carrier
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CTC5 container
lower shell - iCON
CC60/CC61/CC65/CC
66
Large-size CTC5 container configuration with iCON CC60/CC61/CC65/CC66 Field
Controller.
i
a
b
j
k
c
l
d
m
e
f
g
h
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a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
CTC5 container
lower shell - iCON
CC80
Tribrach
GEB221/GEB222 Battery
Radio antennas
AC-adapter for Field Controller
GAD108 Antenna arm
MS1 Industrial 1 GB USB memory stick
Allen key
n
h) QN/TNC adapter
i) Manuals & USB documentation card
j) Ball mount
k) iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
l) Spare stylus for Field Controller
m) Spare battery for Field Controller
n) CC60/CC61/CC65/CC66 Field Controller
Large-size CTC5 container configuration with iCON CC80 Field Controller.
i
a
b
j
k
c
l
d
m
e
f
g
h
n
010933_001
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
Tribrach
GEB221/GEB222 Battery
Radio antennas
AC-adapter for Field Controller
GAD108 Antenna arm
MS1 Industrial 1 GB USB memory stick
Allen key
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h) QN/TNC adapter
i) Manuals & USB documentation card
j) Ball mount
k) iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
l) Spare stylus for Field Controller
m) Spare battery for Field Controller
n) CC80 Field Controller
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2.2.2
Rover Setup Container
CTC5 container iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
The CTC5 container comprises the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna and its accessories.
The container can additionally hold a iCON CC80 Field Controller with accessories.

Lower shell
h
a
i
b
j
c
k
d
e
f
g
l
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a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
GEB221/GEB222 Battery
Radio antenna
AC-adapter for Field Controller*
GAD108 Antenna arm
MS1 Industrial 1 GB USB memory stick
Allen key
g)
h)
i)
j)
k)
l)
QN/TNC adapter
Manuals & USB documentation card
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
Spare stylus for Field Controller*
Spare battery for Field Controller*
CC80 Field Controller*
* optional accessory
Upper shell
a
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a) Cable set
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2.3
Instrument Components
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna components
a
b
c
d e
f
g
a) User interface, including
ON/OFF button
b) USB data port
c) Antenna connector (QN)
d) LEMO connector (serial)
e) Whitworth thread, 5/8"
f) Radio cover
g) Battery holder
h) Antenna connector (TNC)
h
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CGA60 components
Element
Function
USB 2.0
USB A data port, for data exchange, software updates.
LEMO connector (8-pin,
female)
RS232 for connection of external power supply, data
in/out or external radio.
Antenna connector (TNC)
For connection of an external GNSS antenna, for
example CGA60 for reference setup and machine use
case.
Antenna connector (QN)
For connection of an external radio antenna.
a
b
c
a) Whitworth thread, 5/8"
b) Mechanical reference plane
c) TNC female connector
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2.4
Compatible Field Controllers
About the controllers

2.4.1
Available Field Controller
CC60/CC61/CC65/CC
66 upside
a
The iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna can be used as a standalone device or in
combination with compatible controllers running iCON field software.
d
e
b
c
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iCON gps 60, Description of the System
f
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
Screen
D-SUB 9 port
USB host port for USB stick
Keyboard
Speaker
Docking station contacts
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CC60/CC61/CC65/CC
66 rear side
a
b
c
f
g
d
e
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CC80 upside
e
f
g
h
a
b
c
i
j
k
d
l
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CC80 rear side
a
b
c
d
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e
f
g
h
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
SIM card slot
Digital camera
Battery compartment L
Micro in, Audio out and LAN
Power socket and USB host
port for USB stick
f) Battery compartment R
g) Stylus
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)
k)
l)
Camera Indicator
Camera Lens
Ambient Light Sensor
Power connector, DC power
supply in
Measure key
Touch mode selection
Power key
Volume key
Status LEDs, for power, hard
drive, and battery
Display
Windows key
Docking station contacts
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
Microphone
Battery pack
Headset connector
USB connector
Rear camera: lens, light, and
indicator
f) Battery lock
g) microSIM card slot
h) microSD memory card slot
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2.4.2
Holder for iCON
CC60/CC61/CC65/CC
66
Holder and Clamps for Field Controllers
a
b
d
c
d
e
g
e
f
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Holder:
a) Upper holder (fixed)
b) Lower holder (extendable)
c) Fixation screws (size adjustment)
d) Fixation screws (angle adjustment)
Clamp:
e) Pole clamp
f) Unlocking bolt
g) Tightening screw
Holder for iCON
CC80
a
b
f
c
g
h
d
e
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Holder:
a) Mounting arm
b) Locking lever
c) Mounting brackets (side)
d) Mounting brackets (bottom)
e) Holder for stylus
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Clamp:
f) Tightening screw
g) Pole clamp
h) Clamping bolt
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2.4.3

iCON Series Field Software Overview
The iCON site/iCON build Field Software is the recommended software on the compatible Field Controllers to run the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna. Sole Base Station and
Rover use is also possible with the on-board software.
iCON site software main menu at a
glance
Refer to the iCON site software and documentation for further information.
iCON build software
- main menu at a
glance
Refer to the iCON build software and
documentation for further information.
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3
Using the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
3.1
Power Supply
General
Use the batteries, chargers and accessories recommended by Leica Geosystems to
ensure the correct functionality of the instrument.

Internal and
external power
supply
• The battery must be charged before using it for the first time.
• For new batteries or batteries that have been stored for more than 3 month, one
charge and discharge cycle is recommended.
Power for the instrument can be supplied by the internal GEB221/GEB222 battery or
externally.
External power can be supplied by:
• 9 V to 28 V DC power supply (machine or vehicle) via a converter cable supplied by
Leica Geosystems.
• GEB371 battery connected via a cable.
• 110 V/240 V AC to 12 V DC power supply unit, supplied by Leica Geosystems.




External power for the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna can be supplied using the
LEMO port.
The iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna can use internal and external power supply in
parallel.
For permanent operations use Uninterruptible Power Supply units as a back-up in a
main power failure.
In general, all installation works - including the setting up of a permanent power supply
- must be done by a dedicated installation specialist. Please contact the local selling
unit or dealer for further information.
3.2
Batteries
3.2.1
Installing the Internal Battery
Insert and remove
the battery step-bystep
3
4
5
1
6
2
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Step

1.
2.
Description
Ensure the instrument is placed on a stable surface.
Push the slide fastener in the direction of the arrow with the open-lock
symbol.
Pull out the battery holder.
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Step
Description
3.
Orientate the battery to match with the pictogram on the base of the
holder!
4.
Insert the battery into the holder. Check that the battery is locked in!
5.
Push the holder with battery into the battery compartment.
6.
Close the battery compartment by pushing the slide fastener in the direction
of the arrow with the close-lock symbol.
3.2.2
General Battery Handling
First-time Use /
Charging Batteries
• The battery must be charged prior to using it for the first time because it is delivered with an energy content as low as possible.
• The permissible temperature range for charging is between 0°C to +40°C/ +32°F to
+104°F. For optimal charging, we recommend charging the batteries at a low
ambient temperature of +10°C to +20°C/+50°F to +68°F if possible.
• It is normal for the battery to become warm during charging. Using the chargers
recommended by Leica Geosystems, it is not possible to charge the battery if the
temperature is too high.
• For new batteries or batteries that have been stored for a long time (> three
months), it is effectual to make only one charge/discharge cycle.
• For Li-Ion batteries, a single discharging and charging cycle is sufficient. We recommend carrying out the process when the battery capacity indicated on the charger
or on a Leica Geosystems product deviates significantly from the actual battery
capacity available.
Operation /
Discharging
• The batteries can be operated from −20 °C to +55 °C/−4 °F to +131 °F.
• Low operating temperatures reduce the capacity that can be drawn; high operating
temperatures reduce the service life of the battery.
3.3
Installing a SIM Card


•
•
•
•
Keep the card dry.
Use it only within the specified temperature range.
Do not bend the card.
Protect the card from direct impacts.
Failure to follow these instructions could result in data loss and/or permanent damage
to the card.
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Insert and remove
the SIM card stepby-step
3
4
5
1
6
2
003558_003
Step

1.
Description
Ensure the instrument is placed on a stable surface.
Push the slide fastener in the direction of the arrow with the open-lock
symbol.
2.
Pull out the battery holder.
3.
Orientate the SIM card as illustrated.
4.
Insert the SIM card into the card slot and push it in until it locks in place.
5.
Insert the battery holder. Check for proper seating!
6.
Close the battery compartment by pushing the slide fastener in the direction
of the arrow with the close-lock symbol.
3.4
Slot-in-Device
Internal radios
Following internal radios can be used with the instrument:
Radio
Device
Satel TA13
CCD7
Intuicom 900SLR
CCD8

Please contact the local selling unit or dealer for information about exchanging the
internal radio.
3.5
External Radios
External Radio
Devices
Following external radios can be used with the instrument using a cable
connection:
• Intuicom 1200DL, transceive
• Pacific Crest PDL, receive
• Pacific Crest ADL, transceive
• Satelline 3AS, transceive
• Satelline M3-TR1, transceive
• TFR-300L, receive
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Pacific Crest radio modems
Pacific Crest radio modems must be ordered directly from your local Pacific Crest Office
or Representative.
PDL receive only modems built into the Leica GFU radio housing with 12.5 or 25 kHz
channel spacing within the following frequency bands are available:
• 410 - 430 MHz
• 450 - 470 MHz
3.6
• 430 - 450 MHz
• 223 - 235 MHz
Using USB Memory Devices
Insert and remove a
USB Memory device
step-by-step
1
2
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Step

1.
2.


Preconditions for
using USB Memory
devices
Description
Ensure the instrument is placed on a stable surface.
Detach the USB port cover.
Slide the USB Memory device firmly into the USB host port into position.
Take care not to damage the USB Memory device when moving the iCON gps
60 SmartAntenna or when handling around the device.
It’s recommended to close the USB port cover when no USB Memory device
is used.
• USB Memory devices must be formatted in the FAT or FAT32 format.
• To import data from a USB Memory device to the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna appropriate folders must be created on the USB device and the files placed in the correct
folder. Refer to "6.6 Import, Export, or Delete Data" for further information.
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3.7
Installing Adapters
Installing a TNC
adapter
A TNC adapter can be plugged onto the QN connector to attach external radio
antennas.

Make sure the rubber cap of the QN adapter does not get squeezed inbetween
the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna housing and the TNC adapter!
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3.8


iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna Installation location
Installation on a Machine
In general, all installation works must be done by a dedicated installation specialist.
Please contact the local selling unit or dealer for further information.
The installation information within this User Manual is indicated to increase the operators understanding of the system and its maintaining.
Before installation:
• Please observe the maximum vibration and ambient temperature values indicated
in chapter "9 Technical Data".
• Check that all parts needed are delivered. Refer to "2.2 Unpacking the Container"
for further information.
• It is strongly recommended that you bench test all components before commencing
installation on the actual machine to make sure that all components are fully operational.
The iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna must be installed in the machine cabin itself. For easy
mounting the optional Machine Bracket CMB3 is recommended.

The product must not be installed on the tool of the machine and/or on
mechanical components that move the tool. Tools include for example bucket
of excavator, blade of dozer, screed of paver. Mechanical parts include for
example boom and stick of an excavator, hydraulic cylinder of a dozer or tow
arm of an asphalt paver.
Further, the instrument must not be installed near chassis, chain gear, wheels
or on engine components connected to the engine itself. The cases stated are
intended simply as examples.
The instrument must not be installed on a mast as well.
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Installation of a
CGA60 GNSS
antenna
For best results, it is recommended to mount the GNSS antenna in a way ensuring an
unobstructed view of the sky.
Installation of
external radio
A special bracket for proper mounting of the external GFU radio can be used.
GFU bracket: MMB1250, GFU Bracket on Machine
Installation of
antennas for
internal/external
radios and modems
• External antennas with a magnetic mount can be used and installed on the roof of
the cabin.
• This will increase the radio signal and therefore the reception of correction signals
from a base station or when using a NTRIP solution.
Cable installation
• Ensure that the cables between iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna and CGA60 antenna in
particular are installed so as to prevent them from becoming bent and stretched.
• It is strongly recommended to use strain relief brackets.
• Route the cable as directly as possible and avoid crossing cables.
• Be sure not to tie the cables into “hot” hydraulic hoses.
3.9
Antenna Heights
3.9.1
Understanding Antenna Heights
Description
The height of the GNSS antenna above a point consists of three components:
• the vertical height reading,
• the vertical offset,
• the vertical phase centre offset.
For most operations, pre-configured standard settings in the instrument can be used.
They automatically take the vertical phase centre offsets into account.
MRP
The antenna accepts vertical height readings to the Mechanical Reference Plane, MRP.
Vertical phase
centre variations
These are handled automatically in the standard antenna records. The antenna calibrations to determine the phase centre variations were executed by Geo++® GmbH.

Pillar setup. For other than the GRT146 carrier, the dimensions must be determined
and the vertical offset must be adapted.

Tripod setup. For height measurement devices other than the height hook, the
dimensions must be determined and the vertical offset must be adapted.


Pole setup. For other than Leica poles, the dimensions must be determined.
Mast setup. The dimensions of the mast must be determined.
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3.9.2
The Mechanical Reference Plane, MRP
Description
The Mechanical Reference Plane:
• is where the instrument heights are measured to.
• is where the phase centre variations refer to.
• varies for different instruments.
MRP of the antenna
The MRP for the antenna is shown in the diagram.
a
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MRP of the antenna
The MRP for the CGA60 antenna is shown in the diagram.
Measuring the
antenna height pillar setup
a) The mechanical reference plane is
the underside of the threaded
metal insert.
a
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3.9.3
a) The mechanical reference plane is
the underside of the threaded
metal insert.
Measuring the Antenna Height for a Pillar Setup
Setup type Antenna name
The required measurement
Pillar
the vertical height reading to the MRP.
a
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
b
c
d
a)
b)
c)
d)
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Mechanical reference plane MRP
Vertical phase centre offset for L1
Vertical phase centre offset for L2
Vertical Height Reading
No vertical offset.
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Description
1.
Measure a height from the pillar benchmark to a surface on the carrier.
36.5 mm
109 mm
Step
145.5 mm
Determining the
antenna height with
the GRT146 carrier
step-by-step
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Measuring the
antenna height pillar setup
2.
Use the appropriate measurement from the diagram above. Determine the
height difference between the measured surface on the carrier and where
the MRP of the antenna sits on the carrier.
3.
The vertical height reading = adding the values in step 1. and step 2.
Setup type Antenna name
The required measurement
Pillar
the vertical height reading to the MRP.
CGA60
a
b
c
d
a)
b)
c)
d)
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Mechanical reference plane MRP
Vertical phase centre offset for L1
Vertical phase centre offset for L2
Vertical Height Reading
No vertical offset.
31
Description
1.
Measure a height from the pillar benchmark to a surface on the carrier.
36.5 mm
109 mm
Step
145.5 mm
Determining the
antenna height with
the GRT146 carrier
step-by-step
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3.9.4
Measuring the
antenna height tripod setup
2.
Use the appropriate measurement from the diagram above. Determine the
height difference between the measured surface on the carrier and where
the MRP of the antenna sits on the carrier.
3.
The vertical height reading = adding the values in step 1. and step 2.
Measuring the Antenna Height for a Tripod Setup
Setup Type Antenna type
Tripod
a
The required measurement
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna the vertical height reading from the
height hook.
c
b
d
e
Mechanical reference plane MRP
Vertical phase centre offset for L1
Vertical phase centre offset for L2
Vertical offset
Vertical Height Reading
Vertical offset = 0.36
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Determining the
antenna height with
the height hook
step-by-step
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
Step
Description
1.
The vertical height reading = vertical height reading from the height hook.
• The vertical height reading is the height difference between the ground
mark and the bottom end of the height hook.
• The vertical offset of 0.36 m is automatically stored in the antenna setup
record for a tripod setup and will automatically be taken into account. It
does not need to be entered.
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Measuring the
antenna height tripod setup
Setup Type Antenna type
The required measurement
Tripod
the vertical height reading from the height hook.
a
CGA60
c
b
d
e
Mechanical reference plane MRP
Vertical phase centre offset for L1
Vertical phase centre offset for L2
Vertical offset
Vertical Height Reading
Vertical offset = 0.36
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Determining the
antenna height with
the height hook
step-by-step
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
Step
Description
1.
The vertical height reading = vertical height reading from the height hook.
• The vertical height reading is the height difference between the ground
mark and the bottom end of the height hook.
• The vertical offset of 0.36 m is automatically stored in the antenna setup
record for a tripod setup and will automatically be taken into account. It
does not need to be entered.
3.9.5
Measuring the
antenna height pole setup
Measuring the Antenna Height for a Pole Setup
Setup Type Antenna type
Pole
The required measurement
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna vertical height reading of the pole.
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4

Setups with Accessories
In the following chapters example configurations are shown, covering the most
common use cases.
Further configurations are possible. Please contact the local selling unit or dealer for
information regarding special use cases.
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna general
description
The iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna is equipped with an integrated LTE modem for network
access, for example Ntrip. To work with a local base, a radio module can be installed
manually if required.
4.1
Real-Time Base Setup
Real-time reference
setup with internal
modem
a
h
b
c
d
e
i
j
f
k
i
l
g
m
n
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a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
Real-time reference
setup step-by-step
Radio antenna
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
GAD108 Antenna arm
GSZ4-1 Height hook
GRT146 Carrier
Tribrach
Tripod
Step
Description
1.
Setting Up the Equipment
h) CC60/CC61/CC65/CC66 Field Controller
i) USB Memory device
j) Battery for CC60/CC61/CC65/CC66
Field Controller
k) CC80 Field Controller
l) Battery for CC80 Field Controller
m) GEB371 external battery
n) GEV219 power cable
• Set up the tripod, mount and level the tribrach onto the tripod.
• Check that the tribrach is correctly centred over the marker.
• Place and lock the carrier into the tribrach.
• Screw the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna onto the carrier.
• Check that the tribrach is still correctly positioned and levelled.
• Hang the external battery onto a tripod leg.
• Take the GEV219.
• Attach the 8 pin plug connector to the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna.
• Attach the 5 pin plug connector to the external battery.
• Insert the battery into the field controller.
• Turn on the antenna and the controller.
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34
Step
Description
2.
Perform a Base Station setup on the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna or run
the Reference Setup application of the iCON site software
• Refer to "6.1 Base Setup" respectively the iCON site software manual for
further information.
4.2
Local Base Station
setup with external
GNSS antenna
Local Base Station Setup with External GNSS Antenna
m
a
n
g
h
b
o
p
i
j
c
d
c
f
e
k
n
q
l
f
r
s
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a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
Radio antenna
GAD34 arm, 3 cm
GEV120 antenna cable, 2.8 m, 2 x
GAD32 telescopic rod
GHT36 base for telescopic rod
Tripod, 2 x
CGA60 Robust triple frequency GNSS
antenna
h) GSZ4-1 Height hook
i) GRT146 Carrier
j) Tribrach
Local Base Station
setup with external
GNSS antenna stepby-step
k) iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
l) GAD109 QN/TNC adapter
m) CC60/CC61/CC65/CC66 Field Controller
n) USB Memory device
o) Battery for CC60/CC61/CC65/CC66
Field Controller
p) CC80 Field Controller
q) Battery for CC80 Field Controller
r) GEB371 external battery
s) GEV219 power cable
Step
Description
1.
Setting Up the CGA60 and radio antenna:
• Set up both tripods.
• Mount and level the tribrach onto the tripod for the CGA60.
• Check that the tribrach is correctly centred over the marker.
• Place and lock the carrier into the tribrach.
• Screw the CGA60 antenna onto the carrier.
• Check that the tribrach is still correctly positioned and levelled.
• Mount the GHT36 on the 2nd tripod. Attach the telescopic rod and the
GAD34 arm.
• Screw the radio antenna onto the GAD34 arm.
2.
Setting Up the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna:
• Place the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna e.g. in a container.
• Attach the QN/TNC adapter to the QN port.
• Connect the TNC cable to the QN/TNC adapter of the SmartAntenna and
the GAD34 at the radio antenna.
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35
Step
Description
• Connect a second TNC cable to the SmartAntenna and the CGA60
antenna.
• Connect the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna via the 8-pin socket to an
external power source.
• Use the GEV219 cable to connect the external battery GEB371 using
the 5-pin socket.
OR
• Use the GEV71 cable to connect i.e. a car battery with the free wire
ends.
• Insert the battery into the field controller.
• Turn on the antenna and the controller.
3.
Perform a Base Station setup on the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna or run
the Reference Setup application of the iCON site software
• Refer to "6.1 Base Setup" respectively the iCON site software manual for
further information.
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Connecting the GEV71 cable to an external power source (i.e. car battery)
needs expert knowledge.
4.3
Real-Time Base with Raw Data Logging
Real-time reference
setup for raw data
logging
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Radio antenna
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
GAD108 Antenna arm
GSZ4-1 Height hook
GRT146 Carrier
Tribrach
Tripod
Step
Description
1.
Setting Up the Equipment
h) CC60/CC61/CC65/CC66 Field Controller
i) USB Memory device
j) Battery for CC60/CC61/CC65/CC66
Field Controller
k) CC80 Field Controller
l) Battery for CC80 Field Controller
m) GEB371 external battery
n) GEV219 power cable
• Set up the tripod, mount and level the tribrach onto the tripod.
• Check that the tribrach is correctly centred over the marker.
• Place and lock the carrier into the tribrach.
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Step
Description
• Screw the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna onto the carrier.
• Check that the tribrach is still correctly positioned and levelled.
• Hang the external batteries onto the tripod legs.
• Take the GEV219 cable.
• Attach the connector with the 8 pin plug to the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna.
• Attach the connector with the 5 pin plug to the external battery.
• Turn on the antenna and the controller.
2.
Configuring the Raw Data Logging
• Refer to "6.4 Raw Data Logging".
3.
Perform a Base Station setup on the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna or run
the Reference Setup application of the iCON site software
• Refer to "6.1 Base Setup" respectively the iCON site software manual for
further information.
4.4
Raw Data Logging Setup
Raw data logging
setup for postprocessing
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Step
Description
1.
Setting Up the Equipment
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GSZ4-1 Height hook
GRT146 Carrier
Tribrach
Tripod
GEB371 external battery
GEV219 power cable
• Set up the tripod, mount and level the tribrach onto the tripod.
• Check that the tribrach is correctly centred over the marker.
• Place and lock the carrier into the tribrach.
• Screw the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna onto the carrier.
• Check that the tribrach is still correctly positioned and levelled.
If available:
• Hang the external battery onto a tripod leg.
• Take the GEV219.
• Attach the connectors with the 8 pin plug to the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna.
• Attach the connector with the 5 pin plug to the external battery.
• Turn on the antenna.
Else:
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Step
Description
• Use internal battery of the antenna without battery cabling.
2.
Configuring the Raw Data Logging
• Refer to "6.4 Raw Data Logging".
4.5
Real-Time Rover Setup
Use
The equipment setup is used for real-time rover with extended periods of use in the
field.
Real-time rover
setup with iCON
CC60/CC61/CC65/CC
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CC80
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GAD109 QN/TNC adapter
Radio antenna
Pole
Pole clamp
GEB221/GEB222 battery
CC60/CC61/CC65/CC66 Field
Controller
h) Holder for Field Controller
i) Battery for Field Controller
j) USB Memory device
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Step
Description
1.
Setting Up the Equipment
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iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
GAD109 QN/TNC adapter
Radio antenna
Pole
Pole clamp
Holder for Field Controller
GEB221/GEB222 battery
CC80 Field Controller
Battery for Field Controller
USB Memory device
• Insert the battery into the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna.
• Screw iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna onto the top of the telescopic pole.
• Ensure that the compression lock is not clamped.
• Extend the telescopic pole and ensure that the snap-lock clicks into its
position. The snap-lock ensures that there is no slipping of the telescopic
pole.
• Clamp the compression lock. The compression lock maintains straightness.
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Step
Description
• Fix the holder to the clamp with the tightening screw. Before tightening,
ensure that the holder is at a comfortable working height and angle. This
can be achieved by sliding the clamp along the pole and rotating the
holder about the clamp. Tighten the tightening screw.
• Insert the battery into the field controller.
• Clip the field controller onto the holder and lock into position.
• Turn on the antenna and the controller.
2.
Run the data collection or stake-out application of the iCON Site
software
• Refer to the iCON site software manual for further information.
4.6
Setup for Machine Use
Setup for Machine
use
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a) Radio antenna CA12
b) CA22 Magnetic radio antenna mount
c) CGA60 Robust triple frequency GNSS
antenna
d) CA16 Antenna cable, 10 m
e) iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
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GAD109 QN/TNC adapter
Internal modem
Machine Bracket CMB3
Cable for cradle 8Pin Lemo/open end,
7m
j) Machine PC
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All necessary installation works must be done by a dedicated installation specialist.
Please contact the local selling unit or dealer for further information.
4.7
Establish Bluetooth Data Connection
Bluetooth connection setup
Activate the internal Bluetooth module of the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna. Refer to
"Bluetooth Menu".
Follow the instructions of the controller user manual about how to establish a
Bluetooth connection.
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5
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna User Interface
5.1
User Interface Description
User Interface overview
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ON/OFF key
Power and status LED
Ambient light sensor
Display
ESC key
Navigation keys
ENTER key
The instrument can be controlled via the user interface elements.
Element
Navigation keys
Function
4-way navigation in the menus via left, right, up
and down key.
Enter key
•
•
•
•
•
ESC key
To
To
To
To
To
activate editing.
accept changes.
enter a menu or submenu.
cancel operations.
leave a menu or submenu.
ON/OFF key
Gives access to startup and shutdown: press for
three seconds.
Display
Displays status information and software functions.
Energy saving ambient light sensor.
When the display Backlight is set to
Auto, the Backlight intensity is automatically adjusted on the ambient light
sensor input.
Instrument is switched off.
• Normal operation mode.
• No errors.
• Battery level above 20%.
• During start-up of the instrument.
• For various errors occuring. The current
status information is shown on the display.
Ambient light
sensor
Power LED
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off
continuously
green
continuously red
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Use the  and  navigation keys to select a menu icon and to navigate within
submenus.
Use the
key to enter a submenu and confirm settings.
Use the
level.
key to discard settings, cancel operations and to go back one menu
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5.2
Main Menu
Description
The Main Menu is the first screen displayed when the instrument is switched on.
Main menu content
The Main Menu features a matrix set of menu icons.
The appearance of the menu icons depend upon the current instrument status
and setup.
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Additional icon
information
Position icon
Satellite icon
Radio icon
Modem icon
Battery/Power icon
Bluetooth icon
iCON telematics/Port Summary icon
Memory and logging icon
Settings icon
The menu icons on the display provide additional information related to basic instrument status.
Icon
Description
Position
Instrument has not obtained a position.
• Navigated position has been obtained.
• Error ≤ 10 m.
• Float position has been obtained.
• Error ≤ 0.5 m.
• xRTK position has been obtained.
• Error < 0.05 to 0.10 m.
• High accuracy position has been obtained.
• Error ≤ 0.05 m.
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna is operating as a base.
BasePilot setup in progress.
BasePilot setup failed.
Icon
Description
Satellite
No satellites tracked.
Number of tracked satellites.
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Icon
Description
Radio
Radio not in use.
• Radio set to receive correction data in rover mode.
• Active radio channel is displayed.
• Waves flash when correction data is received.
• Radio set to transmit correction data in base mode.
• Active radio channel is displayed.
• Waves flash when correction data is transmitted.
Radio frequency set manually.
Radio error.
Sensor is receiving corrections over SmartLink due to an
interrupted or broken radio link.
Icon
Description
Modem
Modem not in use.
Modem connected to a cell phone network.
• Modem set to receive correction data in rover mode.
• Waves flash when correction data is received.
• Modem set to transmit correction data in base mode.
• Waves flash when correction data is transmitted.
Modem error.
Sensor is receiving corrections over SmartLink due to an
interrupted or broken modem link.
Icon
Description
Bluetooth
Bluetooth OFF.
Bluetooth ON.
Bluetooth connection active.
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Icon
Description
Battery / Power
Internal battery in use. Bars indicate the battery power
level.
Internal battery low.
• External power is used.
Internal battery is installed.
• External power is used.
Internal battery is not installed.
External power is used, low voltage warning.
Icon
Description
iCON Telematics/Port Summary
iCON Telematics is not configured or is configured but
idle.
New iCON gps 60 firmware is available for download
from iCON Telematics.
View function enabled in iCON Telematics.
Flashing arrows in the icon: Track function enabled in
iCON Telematics.
iCON Telematics error.
Port Summary: view the current status for the NMEA
output and Remote (MPI).
Icon
Description
Memory and logging
Memory icon (internal memory).
USB Memory device inserted.
Raw data logging ongoing.
Memory error (internal memory is full, needs attention).
Icon
Description
Settings
Settings icon.
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5.3
Submenus
5.3.1
Navigation in Submenus
How to navigate in
submenus
• Use the  and  navigation keys to select a submenu entry.
• To enter a submenu, highlight the menu entry of interest and press
.
• Use the  and  navigation keys to navigate through a submenu with multiple
pages.
Example of a submenu

Locked Submenus
5.3.2

Small boxes at the bottom of a
submenu page indicate the
number of pages within the
submenu, while a solid black box
indicates the current page.
Features that are not active due
to a missing licence are marked
with a lock symbol ( ).
How to Change Settings and Edit Values
How to change
settings
• Enter the desired submenu as
described before, for example
Antenna 1 settings.
• The first editable value is automatically selected, indicated by a frame
around the entry.
• Use the  and  navigation keys, to
select the desired option, for example
Measure.
• Press
to enter the list of available
options.
• Use the  and  navigation keys to
scroll through the list of options.
• Press
to confirm the selection, or
• press
to discard the setting and
cancel the operation.
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Select and edit
values
• Enter the desired submenu as
described before, for example
Antenna 1 settings.
• Use the  and  navigation keys, to
select the desired option, for example
Height.
• Press
to enter the input field.
• Use the  and  navigation keys, to
change the value of a digit.
• Use the  and  navigation keys to
change to another digit.
• Press
to confirm the setting, or
• press
to discard the setting and
cancel the operation.
Enter numbers or
text
The user interface is equipped with a virtual keyboard for alphanumerical and numerical input.
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The virtual keyboard works similar to a mobile phone keyboard. Press
repeatedly to toggle between the different characters.
First select a submenu item, as shown in
the example.
• Press
to edit a number/text field.
• Use the navigation keys to select a key
on the virtual keyboard.
• Press
(if necessary repeatedly) to
select and enter a character or
number.
• Highlight
and press
the changes.
to save
Special keys
Function
A>a>123
Switches between upper/lower case characters and the
numerical keyboard.
Moves the position of the cursor.
Deletes the character left of the cursor (backspace functionality).
Stores the current content of the description field and ends
input mode.
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5.3.3
Available Sub Menus
Position Menu
Informs about:
• Position Quality:
– Position Quality
– Height Quality
– GDOP: Geometric Dilution Of Precision. The smaller the number, the higher the
possible precision.
– Solution: Navigated, Float, Fixed (XRTK) or Fixed
• Position Antenna:
– The coordinate system used: WGS84, Via Network or any loaded coordinate
system files.
– Position Coordinates
– Position Height
• Antenna 1:
– The active GNSS antenna
– Height of the active antenna
– Measurement mode of antenna height: Vertical or Height Hook
• RTK Mode:
– The active RTK Mode
– BasePilot: Used or Not Used
• Current Date & Time
Configurable values (if external antenna is connected):
• Antenna type
• Antenna height
• Measurement mode of Antenna height
Satellite Menu
Informs about:
• Satellites Antenna1:
– The number of tracked satellites and available satellites, if no position is given
(no base correction data received).
– The number of used satellites and available satellites, when position is available
(with base correction data).
– Cut-Off Angle: below this defined angle satellites will not be taken into account
for calculations.
• Reference Satellites:
– The number of reference satellites, in rover mode only.
Configurable value:
• Cut-Off Angle
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Radio Menu
Informs about:
• Radio status information, including managing internal power supply for the radio
• Connection details of the internal and / or external radio
• Base station information
Configurable values:
• Radio channel, frequency and bandwidth
• Internal power supply Yes/No, Radio On/Off
• Protocol (for some radio types only)
• Correction format (only in base mode)
When in base mode, the RTK correction format can be edited from within the radio
menu.
• FEC (Forward Error Correction) (for some radio types only)
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Modem Menu
For an internal Satelline radio or an external GFU27 radio the frequency can be
set manually and FEC turned On/Off, when radio firmware version 06.17.3.61
or higher is installed.
Informs about:
• Internal Modem:
– Modem type and connection details
– Managing internal power supply for the modem
– RTK status
– Base Station information
Configurable values:
• Internal power supply for the modem Yes/No
• Modem connect/disconnect
• Selected mobile internet service type
• Correction format (only in base mode)
When in base mode, the RTK correction format can be edited from within the
modem menu.
Power Menu
Informs about:
• Battery level of internal and / or external battery
Configurable values:
• None
Bluetooth Menu
Informs about:
• Bluetooth connection details and status
Configurable value:
• Activate/deactivate Bluetooth
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iCON Telematics and
Port Summary Menu
Informs about:
• The status of iCON Telematics and its functions View, Track and Sync
• Enable or disable the Share screen function, to allow a remote user to view the
instrument’s screen
• The different ports and their usage/status
Configurable values:
• Activate/deactivate Share screen
Storage Menu
Informs about:
• Internal Memory:
– Free/Used/Total Memory
– Raw data logging active/inactive
• USB Storage:
– Free/Used/Total Memory, when a USB memory device is inserted
Configurable values:
• None
Settings Menu
Settings Menu:
Tools
Contains following submenus:
• Tools
• System Information
• System Configuration
• Service
• Copyrights
Functions
Description
Base Setup
Execute a Base Station setup. Refer to "6.1 Base Setup" for
further information.
Rover Setup
Execute a Rover setup. Refer to "6.2 Rover Setup" for
further information.
NMEA Output
Attend the NMEA Output settings. Refer to "6.3 ORP and
NMEA Output" for further information.
The appropriate license must be installed to access
the NMEA Output wizard.

Raw Data Logging
• Setup/Start Raw Data Logging. Refer to "6.4 Raw Data
Logging" for further information.
• View the Log file list.
• Export Log files to a connected USB memory device.
• Delete all Log files.
iCON Telematics
• View the current iCON Telematics Status.
• iCON Sync Download: download data from the iCON
telematics web page.
• iCON Sync Upload: upload data to the iCON telematics
web page.
• iCON Telematics Firmware: search for and execute available instrument firmware updates from the iCON telematics web page.
• Perform a iCON Telematics Setup.
Refer to "6.5 iCON Telematics" for further information on the different functions.

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Functions
Description
Import / Export / Delete • Import data from a connected USB memory device.
• Export data to a connected USB memory device.
• Delete data stored on the instrument. Available options
to delete: Base point list, Welcome screen, Support
logs, and Coordinate systems.
Settings Menu:
System Information
Settings Menu:
System Configuration
Licenses
• View active licenses.
• Upload license file from a connected USB memory
device.
• Enter license key.
• Delete all licenses stored on the instrument.
Functions
Description
System Information
• Instrument Type and Serial Number.
• Active firmware version.
• Information about the Measurement Engine, the Internal
Radio, and the Internal Cell Modem.
Functions
Description
Upload Firmware
Single Firmware file selectable to upgrade the instrument’s
firmware. Firmware file must be placed in a folder called
system on a USB memory device.
GNSS Settings
• Configure GNSS tracking settings GPS L2C, GPS,
GLONASS, Galileo & BeiDou
• To activate or deactivate xRTK.
xRTK is a slightly less accurate RTK position type,
typically 5 to 10 cm, automatically providing more
availability for phase fixed positions with a reliability
of 99%. Recommended when working in heavy
canopy environments. For NMEA messages, positions measured with the xRTK mode are flagged as
fixed.
• To activate or deactivate SmartLink.
– SmartLink is available for all RTK formats and independently from the xRTK configuration.
– SmartLink is a correction service delivered via Satellite
to bridge RTK corrections outages for long periods of
time, for example 10 minutes. Use SmartLink to work
for longer without the consistent usage of the RTK
infrastructure.
GPS L5, Galileo E5a/E5b/AltBOC and BeiDou B2 satellite signals are unavailable in SmartLink mode.
The SmartLink functionality is licenced.

Coordinate systems

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To set the Coordinate system used. Choose from WGS84,
Via Network or any loaded coordinate system files.
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Functions
Description
Reset Options
Reset options are available for the Memory, the External
Port Configurations, the Instrument, Almanac, and the
Antenna list.
The Almanac is a set of data that every GNSS satellite
transmits, and it includes information about the
state of the entire satellite constellation, and coarse
data on every satellite's orbit. When the iCON gps 60
instrument has current almanac data in memory, it
can acquire satellite signals and determine initial
position more quickly.
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Choose Language
Change system language.
Screen Settings
• Set display Backlight options:
– Auto: Ambient light sensor is used to automatically
adjust screen backlight for best display.
– Full: Screen backlight is set to full brightness.
– Off: Backlight is turned off.
• Set display Power Saver options:
– Off: Screen backlight will not turn off.
– 5 s, 30 s, 1 min., ...: Screen backlight remains on for
the time period set following the last key press.
Startup & Shutdown
• When Start on Pulse to Port is set to On: The instrument
will automatically start up after receiving a pulse signal
on port P1.
• When Start on Power to Port is set to On: The instrument
will automatically start up when power is available on
port P1.
Date & Time
Define Time Zone and Daylight Saving Time.
Units & Formats
• Set the Unit used for Distance.
• Define Date and Time format.
Upload ME Firmware
Single ME (Measurement Engine) files selectable to upgrade
the ME(s). ME file must be placed in a folder called system
on a USB memory device
Remote Config
Configure the instrument for remote control using the Leica
Machine Control Net Protocol. It is possible to access this
protocol via Serial P1 or Bluetooth.
Define the settings for Serial. If settings were done previously, switch on/off or select as needed.
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Functions
Description
User Defined Antennas Create or edit up to 50 user defined antennas.
• Give the antenna a user defined Name.
• Enter values for Hz offset, Vrt offset, and the phase
centre offset values L1 ph.off. and L2 ph.off..
• Enter the IGS name and a Serial nr.. IGS stands for International GNSS Service. It is possible to register antennas
and receivers at IGS, and these items are then kept in an
official list.
All input fields, but the Serial nr., must be completed. Therefore a list showing these values for the user defined
antenna should be present.
Copy add. corr. allows to copy an existing additive
constant.
User defined antennas are available in the antenna fields for
selection, for example in wizards or sub-menus. When a user
defined antenna was used for a Base Station setup it is also
shown in the Base Point List.
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iCON Analytics
• Use Usage Report to enable/disable this feature.
• Use About iCON Analytics to view detailed information
about the matters and capacity of this feature. Further
information can be found below.
iCON Analytics - detailed information
Leica Geosystems would like your help to improve this product. Your iCON device can
automatically collect diagnostic and usage info from your device and send it to Leica
Geosystems for analysis - but only with your permission. Diagnostic and usage information may include details about hardware and operating system specifications,
performance statistics, and data about how you use your devices and applications.
The collected information may also contain the location and serial number of the hardware. This collected information is stored on a cloud based server and will be used for
troubleshooting and for shaping future development of the product. We encourage
users to select the option to Auto Send diagnostic and usage info when prompted.
You may also, at any time, choose to turn off the monitoring of usage altogether. To
do so, open System Configuration, iCON Analytics, and choose Don't send.
Settings Menu:
Service
Settings Menu:
Copyrights
Functions
Description
Service
Password protected - for Service & Support staff only.
Functions
Description
Copyrights
Includes Open Source Software License information.
This software contains copyright-protected software that is licensed under various
open source licenses.
• Press Settings > Copyrights to view the copyright information and a link to download the source code and license text.
And/Or
• The according copyright statements and license texts are part of the documentation delivered with this product.
If foreseen in the corresponding open source licence, you may obtain the source code,
license texts and other related data on the open source centre website of Leica
Geosystems, http://opensource.leica-geosystems.com.
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6
Software Tools
6.1
Base Setup
6.1.1
Base Setup Description
Setup iCON gps 60
SmartAntenna as
Base Station
The iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna can be setup and used as Base Station. Measured Base
Points can be recorded in the instrument and a Base Point list can be imported and
used for future Base Setups.
There are different options to setup the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna as Base Station:
• Manual Base Setup:
– When no Base Setup has been performed and recorded before to the iCON gps
60 SmartAntenna and no Base Point List has been imported, it is necessary to
perform a manual Base Setup.
– Manual Base Setup is always possible, also with a imported Base Point List or a
previously recorded Base Setup.
• Base Setup using BasePilot:
– iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna features a tool for automatic Base Setup called
BasePilot.
– BasePilot is enabled automatically when the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna is
powered up on an existing base point. BasePilot recognises that the instrument
is in base mode, is over a known point and automatically loads the previously
stored base configuration.
Using the Base
Point List
The Base Point List comprises a list of known base points with all corresponding base
system configuration data. It is used with the BasePilot functionality for fast automatic
base configuration.

No stored positions
nearby
The Base Point List can be exported, imported and deleted via the Import /
Export / Delete submenu. Refer to "6.6 Import, Export, or Delete Data" for
further information.
If no base point in the Base Point List is close to the current instrument position an
information message shows up:
There are no existing Base Points nearby!
If this information appears:
• Confirm the message by pressing
on Continue.
• Use the Edit or Smart Get here function to set up the base station.
6.1.2
Manual Base Setup
Base Setup
The instrument can be manually set up as a stand-alone base station without a
controller. This can be done in three different ways using the Base Setup wizard:
• Smart Get here:
Instrument determines position and uses current position as a new base point.
• Edit:
Manual input of coordinates to generate a new base point.
• Find nearest:
Searches through the Base Point List for a known base point within a radius of
20 m of the current instrument position.
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iCON gps 60, Software Tools
The following step-by-step descriptions explain the different options in detail.
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Smart Get here stepby-step
The Smart Get here function determines the current coordinates of the instrument
and uses this position as the base point.
Step
Description
1.
According to your needs, setup the hardware needed at the desired base
point position. Refer to "4 Setups with Accessories" for further information
about hardware setup.
2.
Access the wizard via Settings > Tools > Base Setup.
3.
In the Position screen highlight Modify and press
4.
Select Smart Get here and press
5.
In the Antenna screen select the active Antenna, the Height of the active
antenna, and the Measure mode of antenna height. Select Continue and
.
to confirm.
press
to confirm.
Refer to "3.9 Antenna Heights" for information about Antenna Heights.
6.
In the Measure Setup screen select, set the Meas. Time according to your
needs and press
7.
to confirm.
• If needed, select Corr. Source and press
to confirm. Continue with
12.
• When ready to determine the current position, select Measure and press
to confirm.
8.
The instrument measures the current position. Subsequently it searches the
Base Point List for stored base points in the vicinity.
• If necessary, select Remeasure and press
to confirm.
• When measurement is okay, select OK and press
to confirm.
9.
If there is already a point within a 40 m radius of the measured point stored
in the instrument a message is displayed:
• Select Overwrite to use the newly measured position, or
• select Use existing to use the known point.
– In case the existing point has been chosen, a second warning message
is displayed where you can choose between Saved setup to use the
saved Base point setup, including Antenna and Communication
settings, or Current to use the currently loaded configuration.
If no point is found within a 40 m radius of the measured position the
instrument returns to the Position screen.
10.
Back in the Position screen select Modify and Edit and press
to confirm,
in case the Point ID and/or coordinates want to be adapted. Otherwise
select Continue and press
11.
to confirm.
In the Edit Position screen:
• Select Pt. ID and press
to confirm.
• Enter a Point ID and press
to confirm.
• If needed, position and height values can be changed.
• When finished, select Continue and press
to confirm.
New Point ID, position and height values are stored and instrument returns
to the Position screen.
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Step
Description
12.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the Communication setup screen,
for example to establish a connection via radio.
It is possible to use three communication devices running in parallel.
• To configure the settings for Internal Radio continue with 13.
• To configure the settings for External Radio P1 continue with 14.
• To configure the settings for Network continue with 15.
• Otherwise continue with 38.
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13.
For the Internal Radio select On, Off or Edit and press
to confirm.
When Edit was selected:
• In the Internal Radio (1) screen the Model is displayed.
• In the Internal Radio (2) screen select the Channel, Frequency, and
Bandwidth. Protocol and FEC can be defined under Advanced Settings.
Please note that Protocol and FEC is only available for the internal Satel
radio TA13. For the Intuicom 900SLR only Channel can be selected.
For an internal Satelline radio the frequency can be set manually,
when radio firmware version 06.17.3.61 or higher is installed.
If a frequency is required that is not given as part of a channel, the
frequency can be typed in manually. If required the bandwidth can
be changed as well.
• In the RTK Settings screen select the Corr.Format:
– Leica: The proprietary Leica real-time GPS data format supporting GPS
L1/L2 and GLONASS L1/ L2.
– Leica 4G: The proprietary Leica real-time GNSS data format
supporting GPS L1/ L2/ L5, GLONASS L1/ L2, Galileo
E1/E5a/E5b/AltBOC and BeiDou B1/B2. This format is recommended
when working exclusively with Leica instruments.
– CMR: CMR and CMR+ are compacted formats used to broadcast data
for third-party instruments.
– RTCM 3.1, RTCM 3.2 MSM3, RTCM 3.2 MSM5: Use RTCM when
rover units from a different manufacturer are to be used.
Use to decode the standard RTCM v3 and the RTCM v3 (MSM)
messages from the base.
Message according to RTCM version 3. A new standard format for
transmission of Global Navigation Satellite System correction information. Higher efficiency than RTCM v2.x. Supports real-time services
with significantly reduced bandwidth.
• Still in the RTK Settings screen define the time interval and the use for
Time Slicing.
• When finished, confirm in the Save Settings screen.
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Step
Description
14.
For the External Radio P1 select On, Off or Edit and press
to confirm.
When Edit was selected:
• In the External Radio (1) screen select the Model:
– For generic radio setting (Generic RS232), where no device is autodetected, select Baud rate and Flow contr..
– For external radios which are automatically detected, the Model is
also selected automatically. In the External Radio (2) screen select the
Channel. Protocol and FEC can be defined under Advanced Settings.
– For external radios which are not automatically detected, select the
Model in the External Radio (1) screen and in the External Radio (2)
screen select the Channel and the Protocol.
Protocol and FEC are available and the frequency can be set manually just for the external GFU27 radio, when radio firmware version
06.17.3.61 or higher is installed.
If a frequency is required that is not given as part of a channel, the
frequency can be typed in manually. If required the bandwidth can
be changed as well.
• In the RTK Settings screen select the Corr.Format from Leica, Leica 4G,
CMR, RTCM 3.1, RTCM 3.2 MSM3, RTCM 3.2 MSM5. Refer to step 13.
for details.
• Still in the RTK Settings screen define the time interval and the use for
Time Slicing.
• When finished, confirm in the Save Settings screen.
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
15.
For the Network select On, Off or Edit and press
to confirm.
When Edit was selected:
• In the Internet conn. screen Modem is displayed as device.
• Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
• In the Int. Modem screen select NTRIP Base, NTRIP Source, TCP Server,
or Dialup as Mode.
• To configure the settings for NTRIP Base continue with 16.
• To configure the settings for NTRIP Source continue with 23.
• To configure the settings for TCP Server continue with 28.
• To configure the settings for Dialup continue with 35.
16.
In the Int. Modem screen select NTRIP Base as Mode, enter PIN, APN
(Access Point Name) and select Use/Don't use for the APN ID.
When Use is selected:
• Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
• In the APN ID screen enter User ID and Password.
17.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
18.
• In the DynDNS Settings (for Dynamic Domain Name System) screen
select the Provider and enter Host, Username and Password.
• When using a SIM card with a fixed IP set DynDNS to Off.
The fixed IP functionality for a SIM card must explicitly be ordered at
the network provider.
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19.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
20.
In the NTRIP Settings screen enter Port number, Username and Password.
The port number entered must be accessible from outside your local
cell network.
21.
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Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
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22.
In the Save Settings screen select the Corr.Format (Correction Format).
Refer to step 13. for details.
Use the  navigation key to save the settings and enable the device.
23.
In the Int. Modem screen select NTRIP Source as Mode, enter PIN, APN
(Access Point Name) and select Use/Don't use for the APN ID.
When Use is selected:
• Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
• In the APN ID screen enter User ID and Password.
24.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
25.
In the Caster Settings screen select the Mode and enter Address, Port,
Mnt.Pt. (mount point) and Password.
• Address mode WWW allows the entry of a web address.
• Address mode IP allows the entry of an IP address.
26.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
27.
In the Save Settings screen select the Corr.Format (Correction Format).
Refer to step 13. for details.
Use the  navigation key to save the settings and enable the device.
28.
In the Int. Modem screen select TCP Server as Mode, enter PIN, APN
(Access Point Name) and select Use/Don't use for the APN ID.
When Use is selected:
• Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
• In the APN ID screen enter User ID and Password.
29.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
30.
• In the DynDNS Settings (for Dynamic Domain Name System) screen
select the Provider and enter Host, Username and Password.
• When using a SIM card with a fixed IP set DynDNS to Off.
The fixed IP functionality for a SIM card must explicitly be ordered at
the network provider.
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31.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
32.
In the TCP Server screen enter Port number and a number for Max. clients.
The port number entered must be accessible from outside your local
cell network.
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33.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
34.
In the Save Settings screen select the Corr.Format (Correction Format).
Refer to step 13. for details.
Use the  navigation key to save the settings and enable the device.
35.
In the Int. Modem screen select Dialup as Mode, and enter PIN.
36.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
37.
In the Save Settings screen select the Corr.Format (Correction Format).
Refer to step 13. for details.
Use the  navigation key to save the settings and enable the device.
38.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the Antenna screen. The active
Antenna, the Height of the active antenna, the Measure mode of antenna
height and the Ref.Stn.ID (Reference Station Identification) might be
changed again.
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Step
Description
39.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the final step.
• To save and apply the new Base Station settings select Save and press
to confirm.
• To discard the new Base Station settings select Undo and press
. To
actually discard the settings confirm the following Warning by pressing
on OK.
Find nearest stepby-step
The Find nearest function searches through the Base Point List for base points in the
vicinity.
Step
Description
1.
According your needs, setup the hardware needed at the desired base point
position. Refer to "4 Setups with Accessories" for further information about
hardware setup.
2.
Access the wizard via Settings > Tools > Base Setup.
3.
In the Position screen highlight Modify and press
4.
Select Find nearest and press
5.
The instrument searches for base points within a 20 m radius, which are
stored in the Base Point List. The closest base point is selected automatically.
6.
If a Base Point is found within a 20 m radius of the current position:
• Select Saved setup to use the saved Base point setup, including Antenna
and Communication settings, or
• select Current to use the currently used Base point setup.
.
to confirm.
• Press
to confirm the selection.
If no Base Point is found within a 20 m radius an according information
message is displayed. In this case the Smart Get here or Edit function is
needed to setup a base station.
7.
Back in the Position screen, re-check the selected base point information.
8.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the Communication setup screen,
for example to establish a connection via radio.
It is possible to use three communication devices running in parallel.
• To configure the settings for Internal Radio continue with 9.
• To configure the settings for External Radio P1 continue with 10.
• To configure the settings for Network continue with 11.
• Otherwise continue with 34.
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Step
Description
9.
For the Internal Radio select On, Off or Edit and press
to confirm.
When Edit was selected:
• In the Internal Radio (1) screen the Model is displayed.
• In the Internal Radio (2) screen select the Channel, Frequency, and
Bandwidth. Protocol and FEC can be defined under Advanced Settings.
Please note that Protocol and FEC is only available for the internal Satel
radio TA13. For the Intuicom 900SLR only Channel can be selected.
For an internal Satelline radio the frequency can be set manually,
when radio firmware version 06.17.3.61 or higher is installed.
If a frequency is required that is not given as part of a channel, the
frequency can be typed in manually. If required the bandwidth can
be changed as well.
• In the RTK Settings screen select the Corr.Format:
– Leica: The proprietary Leica real-time GPS data format supporting GPS
L1/L2 and GLONASS L1/ L2.
– Leica 4G: The proprietary Leica real-time GNSS data format
supporting GPS L1/ L2/ L5, GLONASS L1/ L2, Galileo
E1/E5a/E5b/AltBOC and BeiDou B1/B2. This format is recommended
when working exclusively with Leica instruments.
– CMR: CMR and CMR+ are compacted formats used to broadcast data
for third-party instruments.
– RTCM 3.1, RTCM 3.2 MSM3, RTCM 3.2 MSM5: Use RTCM when
rover units from a different manufacturer are to be used.
Use to decode the standard RTCM v3 and the RTCM v3 (MSM)
messages from the base.
Message according to RTCM version 3. A new standard format for
transmission of Global Navigation Satellite System correction information. Higher efficiency than RTCM v2.x. Supports real-time services
with significantly reduced bandwidth.
• Still in the RTK Settings screen define the time interval and the use for
Time Slicing.
• When finished, confirm in the Save Settings screen.

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Step
Description
9.
For the Internal Radio select On, Off or Edit and press
to confirm.
When Edit was selected:
• In the Internal Radio (1) screen the Model is displayed.
• In the Internal Radio (2) screen select the Channel, Frequency, and
Bandwidth. Protocol and FEC can be defined under Advanced Settings.
Please note that Protocol and FEC is only available for the internal Satel
radio TA13. For the Intuicom 900SLR only Channel can be selected.
For an internal Satelline radio the frequency can be set manually,
when radio firmware version 06.17.3.61 or higher is installed.
If a frequency is required that is not given as part of a channel, the
frequency can be typed in manually. If required the bandwidth can
be changed as well.
• In the RTK Settings screen select the Corr.Format:
– Leica: The proprietary Leica real-time GPS data format supporting GPS
L1/L2 and GLONASS L1/ L2.
– Leica 4G: The proprietary Leica real-time GNSS data format
supporting GPS L1/ L2/ L5, GLONASS L1/ L2, Galileo
E1/E5a/E5b/AltBOC and BeiDou B1/B2. This format is recommended
when working exclusively with Leica instruments.
– CMR: CMR and CMR+ are compacted formats used to broadcast data
for third-party instruments.
– RTCM 3.1, RTCM 3.2 MSM3, RTCM 3.2 MSM5: Use RTCM when
rover units from a different manufacturer are to be used.
Use to decode the standard RTCM v3 and the RTCM v3 (MSM)
messages from the base.
Message according to RTCM version 3. A new standard format for
transmission of Global Navigation Satellite System correction information. Higher efficiency than RTCM v2.x. Supports real-time services
with significantly reduced bandwidth.
• Still in the RTK Settings screen define the time interval and the use for
Time Slicing.
• When finished, confirm in the Save Settings screen.

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Step
Description
10.
For the External Radio P1 select On, Off or Edit and press
to confirm.
When Edit was selected:
• In the External Radio (1) screen select the Model:
– For generic radio setting (Generic RS232), where no device is autodetected, select Baud rate and Flow contr..
– For external radios which are automatically detected, the Model is
also selected automatically. In the External Radio (2) screen select the
Channel. Protocol and FEC can be defined under Advanced Settings.
– For external radios which are not automatically detected, select the
Model in the External Radio (1) screen and in the External Radio (2)
screen select the Channel and the Protocol.
Protocol and FEC are available and the frequency can be set manually just for the external GFU27 radio, when radio firmware version
06.17.3.61 or higher is installed.
If a frequency is required that is not given as part of a channel, the
frequency can be typed in manually. If required the bandwidth can
be changed as well.
• In the RTK Settings screen select the Corr.Format from Leica, Leica 4G,
CMR, RTCM 3.1, RTCM 3.2 MSM3, RTCM 3.2 MSM5. Refer to step 9.
for details.
• Still in the RTK Settings screen define the time interval and the use for
Time Slicing.
• When finished, confirm in the Save Settings screen.


11.
For the Network select On, Off or Edit and press
to confirm.
When Edit was selected:
• In the Internet conn. screen Modem is displayed as device.
• Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
• In the Int. Modem screen select NTRIP Base, NTRIP Source, TCP Server,
or Dialup as Mode.
• To configure the settings for NTRIP Base continue with 12.
• To configure the settings for NTRIP Source continue with 19.
• To configure the settings for TCP Server continue with 24.
• To configure the settings for Dialup continue with 31.
12.
In the Int. Modem screen select NTRIP Base as Mode, enter PIN, APN
(Access Point Name) and select Use/Don't use for the APN ID.
When Use is selected:
• Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
• In the APN ID screen enter User ID and Password.
13.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
14.
• In the DynDNS Settings (for Dynamic Domain Name System) screen
select the Provider and enter Host, Username and Password.
• When using a SIM card with a fixed IP set DynDNS to Off.
The fixed IP functionality for a SIM card must explicitly be ordered at
the network provider.

15.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
16.
In the NTRIP Settings screen enter Port number, Username and Password.
The port number entered must be accessible from outside your local
cell network.
17.
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Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
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18.
In the Save Settings screen select the Corr.Format (Correction Format).
Refer to step 9. for details.
Use the  navigation key to save the settings and enable the device.
19.
In the Int. Modem screen select NTRIP Source as Mode, enter PIN, APN
(Access Point Name) and select Use/Don't use for the APN ID.
When Use is selected:
• Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
• In the APN ID screen enter User ID and Password.
20.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
21.
In the Caster Settings screen select the Mode and enter Address, Port,
Mnt.Pt. (mount point) and Password.
• Address mode WWW allows the entry of a web address.
• Address mode IP allows the entry of an IP address.
22.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
23.
In the Save Settings screen select the Corr.Format (Correction Format).
Refer to step 9. for details.
Use the  navigation key to save the settings and enable the device.
24.
In the Int. Modem screen select TCP Server as Mode, enter PIN, APN
(Access Point Name) and select Use/Don't use for the APN ID.
When Use is selected:
• Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
• In the APN ID screen enter User ID and Password.
25.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
26.
• In the DynDNS Settings (for Dynamic Domain Name System) screen
select the Provider and enter Host, Username and Password.
• When using a SIM card with a fixed IP set DynDNS to Off.
The fixed IP functionality for a SIM card must explicitly be ordered at
the network provider.

27.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
28.
In the TCP Server screen enter Port number and a number for Max. clients.
The port number entered must be accessible from outside your local
cell network.

29.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
30.
In the Save Settings screen select the Corr.Format (Correction Format).
Refer to step 9. for details.
Use the  navigation key to save the settings and enable the device.
31.
In the Int. Modem screen select Dialup as Mode, and enter PIN.
32.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
33.
In the Save Settings screen select the Corr.Format (Correction Format).
Refer to step 9. for details.
Use the  navigation key to save the settings and enable the device.
34.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the Antenna 1 screen. The active
Antenna, the Height of the active antenna, the Measure mode of antenna
height and the Ref.Stn.ID (Reference Station Identification) might be
changed.
Refer to "3.9 Antenna Heights" for information about Antenna Heights.
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Step
Description
35.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the final step.
• To save and apply the new Base Station settings select Save and press
to confirm.
• To discard the new Base Station settings select Undo and press
. To
actually discard the settings confirm the following Warning by pressing
on OK.
Edit step-by-step
The Edit function can be used to enter a set of coordinates manually.
Step
Description
1.
According your needs, setup the hardware needed at the desired base point
position. Refer to "4 Setups with Accessories" for further information about
hardware setup.
2.
Access the wizard via Settings > Tools > Base Setup.
3.
In the Position screen highlight Modify and press
4.
Select Edit and press
5.
.
to confirm.
In the Edit Position screen enter a Point ID, a set of coordinates and the
height of the desired Base Station. Select Continue and press
to confirm.
6.
The instrument searches for base points in the vicinity, which are stored in
the Base Point List.
7.
If there is already a Base Point within a 40 m radius of the measured point
stored in the instrument a message is displayed:
• Select Overwrite to use the newly measured position, or
• select Use existing to use the known point.
– In case the existing point has been chosen, a second warning message
is displayed where you can choose between Saved setup to use the
saved Base point setup, including Antenna and Communication
settings, or Current to use the currently used Base point setup.
If no Base Point is found within a 40 m radius an according information
message is displayed and the newly entered information is stored as Base
Point.
6.1.3
Base Setup using BasePilot
BasePilot setup
BasePilot is a feature which configures and starts the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
running as a Base when the instrument (antenna) is setup over a known base point.
Predefined base configurations are automatically loaded.
Step
Description
1.
According to your needs, setup the hardware needed over a known base
point. Refer to "4 Setups with Accessories" for further information about
hardware setup.
2.
• If
–
• If
–
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna is in Base mode:
BasePilot starts up automatically.
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna is in Rover mode:
Go to Settings > Tools > Base Setup and choose Find nearest.
– Press
to confirm. Refer to "6.1.2 Manual Base Setup" for further
information.
3.
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While BasePilot is setting up: The position icon
is displayed.
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4.
Description
After the BasePilot has been completed: The position icon
The radio/modem now starts transmitting corrections!
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
is displayed.
On RTK Mode page, in the Position submenu the line BasePilot
shows: Successful.
When using BasePilot, always check in the Position submenu that the iCON gps 60
SmartAntenna has selected the correct base point! Using the wrong base point can
lead to an error of more than 20 m for a rover!
6.2
Rover Setup
Rover setup
description
The instrument can be manually set up as a stand-alone Rover without a controller,
using the Rover Setup wizard.
Step
Description
1.
Access the wizard via Settings > Tools > Rover Setup.
2.
In the Communication screen press
and select the communication
device using the  and  navigation keys:
• Int. Radio:
Select this option to use the internal radio. A slot-in-radio must be
inserted in its slot. Refer to "3.4 Slot-in-Device" for further information.
• Ext. Radio P1:
Select this option to use an external radio connected to Port P1.
• Int. Modem:
Select this option to use the internal modem. A SIM card must be inserted
in the card slot. Refer to "3.3 Installing a SIM Card" for further information.
3.
Press
to confirm your selection and use the  navigation key to proceed
to the next step.
The following step-by-step descriptions explain the different options
in detail.

Rover setup with
internal radio stepby-step
Step
Description
1.
Access the wizard via Settings > Tools > Rover Setup.
2.
In the Communication screen select Int. Radio.
3.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
4.
• In the Internal Radio (1) screen the Model is displayed.
• In the Internal Radio (2) screen select the Channel, Frequency,
andBandwidth. Protocol and FEC can be defined under Advanced
Settings.
Protocol and FEC are available and the frequency can be set manually just for an internal Satelline radio TA13, when radio firmware
version 06.17.3.61 or higher is installed.
If a frequency is required that is not given as part of a channel, the
frequency can be typed in manually. If required the bandwidth can
be changed as well.
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5.
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Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
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Step
Description
6.
In the RTK Settings screen select the Corr.Format (Correction Format), the
Ref.Rec. (Reference Receiver), the Ref.Ant. (Reference Antenna) and the
Accept Ref. (Accepted References).
Refer to "RTK correction format" for further information about the
correction formats.

7.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
8.
In the Antenna screen select the active Antenna, the Height of the active
antenna, and the Measure mode of antenna height.
Refer to "3.9 Antenna Heights" for information about Antenna Heights.
9.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the final step.
10.
In the Save Settings screen the signal waves will flash if the Channel and
the Corr.Format are correctly set.
11.
• Use the  navigation key to save and apply the rover settings.
• To discard the changes press
pressing
Rover setup with
external radio stepby-step
and confirm the following Warning by
on Continue.
Step
Description
1.
Access the wizard via Settings > Tools > Rover Setup.
2.
In the Communication screen select Ext. Radio P1.
3.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
4.
In the External Radio (1) screen select the Model:
• For generic radio setting (Generic RS232), where no device is autodetected, select Baud rate and Flow contr..
• For external radios which are automatically detected, the Model is also
selected automatically. In the External Radio (2) screen select the
Channel and the Protocol.
• For external radios which are not automatically detected, select the
Model in the External Radio (1) screen and in the External Radio (2)
screen select the Channel and the Protocol.
Protocol is available and the frequency can be set manually just for
the external GFU27 radio, when radio firmware version 06.17.3.61
or higher is installed.
If a frequency is required that is not given as part of a channel, the
frequency can be typed in manually. If required the bandwidth can
be changed as well.


5.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
6.
In the RTK Settings screen select the Corr.Format (Correction Format), the
Ref.Rec. (Reference Receiver), the Ref.Ant. (Reference Antenna) and the
Accept Ref. (Accepted Reference ID).
Refer to "RTK correction format" for further information about the
correction formats.

7.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
8.
In the Antenna screen select the active Antenna, the Height of the active
antenna, and the Measure mode of antenna height.
Refer to "3.9 Antenna Heights" for information about Antenna Heights.
9.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the final step.
10.
In the Save Settings screen the signal waves will flash if the Channel and
the Corr.Format are correctly set.
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Step
Description
11.
• Use the  navigation key to save and apply the rover settings.
• To discard the changes press
pressing
Rover setup with
internal modem
using NTRIP Client
step-by-step
and confirm the following Warning by
on Continue.
Step
Description
1.
Access the wizard via Settings > Tools > Rover Setup.
2.
In the Communication screen select Int. Modem.
3.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
4.
In the Int. Modem screen select NTRIP Client as Mode, enter PIN, APN
(Access Point Name) and select Use/Don't use for the APN ID.
When Use is selected:
• Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
• In the APN ID screen enter User ID and Password.
5.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
6.
In the NTRIP Settings screen select the Address Mode, enter Address, Port
number, User and Password.
• Address mode WWW allows the entry of a web address.
• Address mode IP allows the entry of an IP address.
7.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
8.
In the Mount Point screen select the Method.
• If the Method Source Table is selected, then start the mount point
search by selecting Start in the Search line.
Once the source table has been downloaded, the desired mount point
can be selected from the list available in the Mountpoint line.
• If the Method Manual is selected, then it is possible to manually enter
the mount point name.
9.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
10.
In the RTK Settings screen select the Corr.Format (Correction Format), the
Network type, the Ref.Rec. (Reference Receiver), and the Ref.Ant. (Reference Antenna).
Refer to "RTK correction format" for further information about the
correction formats.
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11.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
12.
In the Antenna screen select the active Antenna, the Height of the active
antenna, and the Measure mode of antenna height.
Refer to "3.9 Antenna Heights" for information about Antenna Heights.
13.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the final step.
14.
In the Save Settings screen the signal waves will flash if the Channel and
the Corr.Format are correctly set.
15.
• Use the  navigation key to save and apply the rover settings.
• To discard the changes press
pressing
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and confirm the following Warning by
on Continue.
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Rover setup with
internal modem
using TCP Client
step-by-step
Step
Description
1.
Access the wizard via Settings > Tools > Rover Setup.
2.
In the Communication screen select Int. Modem.
3.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
4.
In the Int. Modem screen select TCP Client as Mode, enter PIN, APN (Access
Point Name) and select Use/Don't use for the Provider ID.
When Use is selected:
• Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
• In the APN ID screen enter the User ID and the Password.
5.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
6.
In the Server Settings screen select the Address Mode, enter Address and
the Port number.
• Address mode WWW allows the entry of a web address.
• Address mode IP allows the entry of an IP address.
7.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
8.
In the RTK Settings screen select the Corr.Format (Correction Format), the
Network type, the Ref.Rec. (Reference Receiver), and the Ref.Ant. (Reference Antenna).
Refer to "RTK correction format" for further information about the
correction formats.
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9.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
10.
In the Antenna screen select the active Antenna, the Height of the active
antenna, and the Measure mode of antenna height.
Refer to "3.9 Antenna Heights" for information about Antenna Heights.
11.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the final step.
12.
In the Save Settings screen the signal waves will flash if the Channel and
the Corr.Format are correctly set.
13.
• Use the  navigation key to save and apply the rover settings.
• To discard the changes press
pressing
Rover setup with
internal modem
using DialUp stepby-step
and confirm the following Warning by
on Continue.
Step
Description
1.
Access the wizard via Settings > Tools > Rover Setup.
2.
In the Communication screen select Int. Modem.
3.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
4.
In the Int. Modem screen select Dialup as Mode, enter PIN and PUK.
5.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
6.
In the Dial-Up Settings screen enter the Ph. Number and select the Modem
Prot., the Net Data Rate, and if the Connection should be transparent.
7.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
8.
In the RTK Settings screen select the Corr.Format (Correction Format), the
Ref.Rec. (Reference Receiver), and the Ref.Ant. (Reference Antenna).
Refer to "RTK correction format" for further information about the
correction formats.
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9.
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Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
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Step
Description
10.
In the Antenna screen select the active Antenna, the Height of the active
antenna, and the Measure mode of antenna height.
Refer to "3.9 Antenna Heights" for information about Antenna Heights.
11.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the final step.
12.
In the Save Settings screen the signal waves will flash if the Channel and
the Corr.Format are correctly set.
13.
• Use the  navigation key to save and apply the rover settings.
• To discard the changes press
pressing
RTK correction
format
and confirm the following Warning by
on Continue.
Option
Description
Leica
The proprietary Leica real-time GPS data format supporting
GPS L1/L2 and GLONASS L1/ L2.
Leica 4G
The proprietary Leica real-time GNSS data format supporting
GPS L1/ L2/ L5, GLONASS L1/ L2, Galileo E1/E5a/E5b/AltBOC
and BeiDou B1/B2. This format is recommended when
working exclusively with Leica instruments.
CMR / CMR+
CMR and CMR+ are compacted formats used to broadcast
data for third-party instruments.
RTCM 3.1 / 3.2 MSM,
RTCM 2.3 18/19,
RTCM 2.3 20/21
Use RTCM when rover units from a different manufacturer
are to be used.
Use to decode the standard RTCM v3 and the RTCM v3
(MSM) messages from the base.
RTCM 3.2 MSM supports GPS L1/ L2/ L5, GLONASS L1/ L2,
Galileo E1/E5a/E5b/AltBOC and BeiDou B1/B2.
Message according to RTCM version 3. A new standard
format for transmission of Global Navigation Satellite
System correction information. Higher efficiency than RTCM
v2.x. Supports real-time services with significantly reduced
bandwidth.
Both RTCM MSM3 and RTCM MSM5 are supported.
RTCM MSM3 is a compact version of the format and
is suitable for low bandwidth transmission. RTCM
MSM5 is an extended version of the format.
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6.3
ORP and NMEA Output
NMEA Output
description
To transmit data using the NMEA standard protocol, the instrument must be configured accordingly.
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The appropriate position rate licences must be installed to access all output
rates.
The NMEA interface must be assigned to one of the serial ports.
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NMEA Output
settings step-bystep
Step
1.
2.
3.
Description
Access the wizard via Settings > Tools > NMEA Output.
In the NMEA Output screen select On, Off, or Edit for each NMEA interface.
When the NMEA Output settings have been done before, select On or Off to
4.
active/deactivate the output and press
to confirm. Then press
to save
the setting and return to the Tools menu.
When the NMEA Output settings have not been done before, select Edit to
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
start the NMEA Output wizard and confirm with
.
Select P1 or Bluetooth as Port for the NMEA output.
For the Talker ID select between Auto or User.
When User is selected set the User Talker ID additionally.
Finally select Baud rate and Flow contr., if P1 is selected as Port.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
For ORP, select Off, Edit, or set a rate.
When Edit is selected: set the Rate and the Coords (coordinate format)
additionally.
• The Height is set automatically according to the coordinate system used:
for WGS84 it is Ellipsoidal, and Orthometric for Local Grid.
Refer to "Appendix B ORP – Orientation and Position" for further information about ORP.
For GGA, GGK, GGQ, and GLL select Off or set a rate.
Refer to "Appendix A NMEA Message Formats" for information about the
different NMEA message formats.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
For GNS, GSA, GSV, HDT, and LLK select Off or set a rate.
Refer to "Appendix A NMEA Message Formats" for information about the
different NMEA message formats.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
For LLQ, RMC, VTG, and ZDA select Off or set a rate.
Refer to "Appendix A NMEA Message Formats" for information about the
different NMEA message formats.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the final step.
• To save the changes select Save and confirm with
• To discard the changes select Undo and confirm with
ORP Output
.
.
The ORP output differs from standard NMEA messages:
• The ORP message is a Leica proprietary message and delivers position information
of one or two antennas.
Configurable values
• Rate: Define the output rate.
• Output: It is possible to stream one position.
• Coords and Height: The available Height format depends on the selected Coordinate format. For local coordinates a "*.lok", a "*.xml" or "TRFSET.DAT" file is
required.
ORP settings can be accessed via Settings > Tools > NMEA Output. Toggle to Edit for
NMEA Out 1 or NMEA Out 2. ORP is available on the second page of the wizard.
Refer to "Appendix B ORP – Orientation and Position" for further information about
ORP.
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6.4
Raw Data Logging
Raw Data logging
To log RINEX data the instrument must be configured for Raw Data logging. Access the
settings via Settings > Tools > Raw Data Logging.
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RINEX is used for post processing when high accurate coodinates are required.
6.5
iCON Telematics
Description
With a connection between the instrument and the iCON telematics web page, iCON
Telematics offers:
• View: Enables a remote user to access the instrument to view or control it.
• Sync: To exchange data between the instrument and a remote web page.
• Track: Enables a remote user to track the current position of the instrument.
• Remote firmware upgrade: Allows new instrument firmware files to be downloaded and installed remotely.
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iCON Telematics
first setup step-bystep
To use this functionality an account is needed for the iCON telematics web
page. The license is handled on the instrument. Ask your agency or your Leica
Geosystems representative for information about licensing and how to get an
account.
An Internet connection on the instrument is needed, using a 4G modem. Refer
to "3.3 Installing a SIM Card" for information about SIM card installation.
To use the iCON Telematics functionality perform following setup works in the given
order:
Step
Description
1.
Establish an Internet connection on the instrument, following these
steps:
Refer to "3.3 Installing a SIM Card" for information about SIM card
installation.

• Access the wizard via Settings > Tools > iCON Telematics > iCON Telematics Setup.
• In the Internet conn. screen, use the  navigation key to proceed to the
next step.
• In the Int. Modem screen enter PIN and APN (Access Point Name) and
select Use/Don't use for the APN ID.
• When Use is selected:
– Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
– In the APN ID screen enter User ID and Password.
• Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
• Ensure that Server is set to icontelematics.com.
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2.
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• Select Start pairing ... and press
to confirm.
• The software starts connecting to the selected Web page. After a
successful connection the pairing code is displayed. Be sure to leave this
screen open or note down the code.
In case of failure, check PIN and APN.
Pair the instrument to the iCON telematics web page.
This is only necessary for the first time the instrument is connected
to the iCON telematics web page.
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Step
Description
3.
On the remote computer:
• Start a web-browser. Google Chrome is recommended for best performance.
• Go to the iCON telematics web page: www.icontelematics.com.
• Use your User name and Password to login.
To use this functionality an account is needed for the iCON telematics web page. The license is handled on the instrument. Ask your
agency or your Leica Geosystems representative for information
about licensing and how to get an account.
• Now create a new Unit:
– Select the Company or create a new one.
– Select the Project, that the Unit should be assigned to. If no project
is available, create a project first.
– Tap Configure, and select Units.
– Tap the + icon.
– Enter the desired Unit Name and select the Unit Type. If desired, use
Note to enter additional information. Tap Next.
– Set Equipment Type to GNSS Smart Antenna. Tap Add Equipment
to create a Unit with the current settings.
• To pair the instrument and the created (Web) Unit, enter the pairing code
and tap Pair.
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4.

iCON Telematics
Status
On the instrument:
• The screen with the pairing code should have been replaced by a confirmation that the instrument is paired with the server. The device is now
paired/registered on the web page, and ready to connect.
• Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
• In the Telematics Project screen the selected Project is highlighted. If
needed, select another project from the list.
• Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
• To allow to send the position of the paired instrument to the iCON telematics web page, set Track to Yes. Select the Interval as well in the Telematics Track screen.
• Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
• In the Save Settings screen use the  navigation key to save the
settings and exit the setup.
The device is connected to the iCON telematics web page now and ready for
View, Sync and Track. Information about the different functions can be
found on the following paragraphs.
Use Settings > Tools > iCON Telematics > iCON Telematics Status to:
• enable or disable the Share screen function, to allow a remote user to view the
instrument’s screen,
• view the status of iCON Telematics and its functions View, Track and Sync.
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iCON Sync Download
1) To download data from the iCON telematics web page to the instrument select
Settings > Tools > iCON Telematics > iCON Sync Download.
2) Set Base Point List, Coord. Systems, Antenna List, and Licenses according to
your needs.
3) Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
4) Select Start Download ... and press


iCON Sync Upload
to confirm.
Base point list, system configuration, antenna list and licences are automatically available after import on the instrument. The imported coordinate
systems can be selected under Settings > System Configuration > Coordinate
systems as active coordinate system.
When copying files onto the iCON telematics server via the web page, it is
important that the files are copied to the following folders: Base point list
must be stored in System, while Coordinate systems must be stored in
CoordinateSystems/.
1) To upload data from the instrument to the iCON telematics web page select
Settings > Tools > iCON Telematics > iCON Sync Upload.
2) Set Base Point List, System Config, Coord. Systems, Support Logs, and Raw Data
Logs according to your needs.
3) Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
4) Select Start Upload ... and press
to confirm.
Uploaded data will be stored on the iCON telematics web page, inside the assigned
project folder:
• The base point list will be stored at System/iCG60-SN.bpl.
• The system configuration will be stored at System/iCG60-SN.cfg.
• Coordinate systems will be stored at CoordinateSystems/.
• Support Logs will be stored at Logging/logs-iCG60-SN/ and deleted from the
instrument after successful upload.
• Raw Data Logs will be stored at Logging/RINEX-iCG60-SN-yyyyMMdd and be kept
on the instrument after successful upload.
SN stands for the Serial Number of the instrument, yyyyMMdd for the logging
date.
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iCON Telematics
Firmware
1) To download a firmware version from the iCON telematics web page and install it
on the instrument select Settings > Tools > iCON Telematics > iCON Telematics
Firmware.
2) The software searches for available firmware on the iCON telematics web page.
3) If successful, select the firmware version needed, select Start download ... and
press
to confirm.
4) When download is completed, select Install and press
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to start installation.
Ensure a proper power supply as the instrument will restart after the firmware
installation.
If iCON Telematics is enabled, the
icon on the Main Menu automatically
informs when a new firmware is available. Download and installation of the
new firmware can also be started from within the iCON Telematics sub-menu,
entered from the Main Menu.
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iCON Telematics
settings step-bystep
Step
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Description
Access the wizard via Settings > Tools > iCON Telematics > iCON Telematics Setup.
In the Internet conn. screen, use the  navigation key to proceed to the
next step.
In the Int. Modem screen enter PIN and APN (Access Point Name) and select
Use/Don't use for the APN ID.
• When Use is selected:
– Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
– In the APN ID screen enter User ID and Password.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
Ensure that Server is set to icontelematics.com.
If required, select Pair again ... and press
to confirm. After a successful
connection, an appropriate message is displayed. Otherwise skip this step.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
In the Telematics Project screen select a Project from the list.
System configuration, coordinate systems, support and raw data
logfiles are stored within the selected project on the iCON telematics
web page when using iCON Sync Upload.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
• To allow to send the position of the paired instrument to the iCON telematics web page, set Track to Yes.
• Select the Interval.
Use the  navigation key to proceed to the next step.
In the Save Settings screen use the  navigation key to save the settings
and exit the setup.
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6.6
Import, Export, or Delete Data
Access the Import /
Export / Delete
function
Select Settings > Tools > Import / Export / Delete to import or export data from/to a
USB Memory device installed in the instruments USB port or to delete data from the
instruments internal memory.
Import data from
USB
Select Settings > Tools > Import / Export / Delete > Import from USB to import data
from a USB Memory device installed in the instruments USB port.
Import options
Description
Base point list
imports a list of base points
Antenna list
imports a list of external antennas
Welcome screen
imports a customisable welcome screen, for example a
company logo
System configuration
overwrites the current system configuration
Coordinate systems
imports coordinate system files
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To import data from a USB Memory device to the instrument appropriate
folders must be created on the USB device and the files placed in the correct
folder: for Coordinate Systems a folder called CoordinateSystems is needed,
while files for Base Point list, Antenna list, Welcome Screen, and System
Configuration need to be placed in a system folder.
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Export data to USB
Select Settings > Tools > Import / Export / Delete > Export to USB to export data to
a USB Memory device installed in the instruments USB port.
Export options
Description
Base point list
exports a list of stored base points
System configuration
generates a backup of the current system configuration,
for example to restore it in the future or to share settings
to other instruments
Support logs
instrument related error messages are stored in the log
file and can be exported
Coordinate systems
exports coordinate system files
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Delete data on the
instrument
To export data to a USB Memory device no folders must be created on the
device. The appropriate folders are automatically created by the software.
Select Settings > Tools > Import / Export / Delete > Delete on instrument to delete
data from the instruments internal memory.
Delete options
Description
Base point list
deletes the list of stored base points
Welcome screen
deletes the customised welcome screen
Support logs
removes all entries from the Support Log File
Coordinate systems
removes all Coordinate systems stored on the instrument
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6.7
Licensing
Licences
In the Licensing menu active licenses can be viewed or deleted, licenses can be
uploaded and a license key entered. Access the settings via Settings > Tools >
Licenses.
Licenses can be ordered at your local sales representative. The following options are
available for iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna:
• CSW501, RTK low Accuracy
• CSW502, RTK high Accuracy
• CSW503, Enables Base Station
• CSW504, Position update 2 Hz
• CSW505, Position update 10 Hz
• CSW506, Position update 20 Hz
• CSW507, RTK Baseline optional 2.5 km
• CSW508, RTK unlimited Baseline
• CSW509, RTK Network access
• CSW510, GPS L2 Support
• CSW511, GLONASS Support
• CSW512, GPS L5 Support
• CSW513, Galileo Support
• CSW514, BeiDou Support
• CSW515, Raw Data Logging
• CSW516, NMEA streaming
• CSW517, Open Interface
• CSW518, Demo License
• CSW591, iCON telematics 1 Year
• CSW592, iCON telematics 2 Years
• CSW593, iCON telematics 3 Years
• CSW594, iCON telematics 1 Day
• CSW905, SmartLink Service 2 Years
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7
Coordinate Systems
Description
GNSS measured points are always stored based on the global geocentric datum known
as WGS 1984. Most surveys require coordinates in a local grid system. For example,
based on a country’s official mapping datum or an arbitrary grid system used in a
particular area such as a construction site. To convert the WGS 1984 coordinates into
local coordinates a coordinate system must be created. Part of the coordinate system
is the transformation used to convert coordinates from the WGS 1984 datum to the
local datum.
A coordinate system
• allows the conversion from WGS 1984 geodetic or cartesian coordinates to local
grid coordinates and back.
• can be directly received from a reference network.
• can be uploaded from a USB Memory device.
• can be exported to a USB Memory device.
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Refer to "6.6 Import, Export, or Delete Data" for information about importing,
exporting, or deleting coordinate systems.
Default coordinate
systems
The default coordinate system is WGS 1984. It cannot be deleted. It is not possible to
create a coordinate system called WGS 1984.
Additional default coordinate systems may be available for certain countries.
Active coordinate
system
The active coordinate system is the one selected under Settings > System Configuration > Coordinate systems. One coordinate system is always considered as the active
coordinate system.
Automatic coordinate system (RTCM
transformation
parameters)
When Via Network is selected under Settings > System Configuration > Coordinate
systems, the coordinate system is directly received from the reference network via
RTCM correction data.
Coordinate system
components

Reference networks do not always provide a coordinate system. This will
depend on how the network provider has chosen to configure their data
streams.
The iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna supports the same coordinate system formats as
other Leica iCON products including iCON 3D, iCON Office, iCONstruct field software,
as well as Leica RedLine and GNSS Leica Viva sensors.
Coordinate systems can be made up of up to three linked files:
• .lok: Localisation file, contains all the needed parameters and settings, for example
datum, map projection and local transformation.
• .ccg: Correction grid (Country Specific Coordinate System model). Refer to "CSCS
model (*.ccg)" for information about CSCS.
• .grd: Geoid model. Refer to "Geoid model" for further information.
TRFSET.DAT files can also be imported and used on the iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna.
• TRFSET.DAT: Localisation file, contains all the needed parameters and settings, for
example datum, map projection and local transformation.
• .csc: Correction grid (Country Specific Coordinate System model).
• .gem: Geoid model.
TRFSET.DAT files are read only and cannot be exported in .lok or .xml format.
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8
Care and Transport
8.1
Transport
Transport in the
field
When transporting the equipment in the field, always make sure that you
• either carry the product in its original transport container,
• or carry the tripod with its legs splayed across your shoulder, keeping the attached
product upright.
Transport in a road
vehicle
Never carry the product loose in a road vehicle, as it can be affected by shock and
vibration. Always carry the product in its transport container, original packaging or
equivalent and secure it.
Shipping
When transporting the product by rail, air or sea, always use the complete original
Leica Geosystems packaging, transport container and cardboard box, or its equivalent,
to protect against shock and vibration.
Shipping, transport
of batteries
When transporting or shipping batteries, the person responsible for the product must
ensure that the applicable national and international rules and regulations are
observed. Before transportation or shipping, contact your local passenger or freight
transport company.
8.2
Storage
Product
Respect the temperature limits when storing the equipment, particularly in summer if
the equipment is inside a vehicle. Refer to "9 Technical Data" for information about
temperature limits.
Li-Ion batteries
• Refer to "Environmental specifications" for information about storage temperature
range.
• Remove batteries from the product and the charger before storing.
• After storage recharge batteries before using.
• Protect batteries from damp and wetness. Wet or damp batteries must be dried
before storing or use.
• A storage temperature range of 0 °C to +30 °C / +32 °F to +86 °F in a dry environment is recommended to minimize self-discharging of the battery.
• At the recommended storage temperature range, batteries containing a 40% to
50% charge can be stored for up to one year. After this storage period the batteries
must be recharged.
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8.3
Cleaning and Drying
Product and accessories
• Use only a clean, soft, lint-free cloth for cleaning. If necessary, moisten the cloth
with water or pure alcohol. Do not use other liquids; these may attack the polymer
components.
Damp products
Dry the product, the transport container, the foam inserts and the accessories at a
temperature not greater than 40°C/104°F and clean them. Do not repack until everything is dry. Always close the transport container when using in the field.
Cables and plugs
Keep plugs clean and dry. Blow away any dirt lodged in the plugs of the connecting
cables.
Connectors with
dust caps
Wet connectors must be dry before attaching the dust cap.
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9
Technical Data
9.1
Technical Data iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
9.1.1
Tracking Characteristics
Instrument technology
SmartTrack
Satellite reception
Triple frequency
Instrument channels
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Supported codes
and phases
Depending on the satellite systems and signals configured, a maximum number
of 120 channels is allocated.
GPS
Type
L1
iCON gps 60 Smart- Carrier phase, C/AAntenna
code
L2
L5
Carrier phase, C
code (L2C) and P2code
Carrier phase, code
GLONASS
Type
L1
L2
iCON gps 60 Smart- Carrier phase, C/A-code
Antenna
Carrier phase, P2-code
Galileo
Type
E1
iCON gps 60 Smart- Carrier phase,
Antenna
code
E5a
E5b
Alt-BOC
Carrier phase,
code
Carrier phase,
code
Carrier phase,
code
BeiDou
Type
B1
iCON gps 60 Smart- Carrier phase, code
Antenna
B2
Carrier phase, code
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Carrier phase and code measurements on L1, L2 and L5 (GPS) are fully independent
with AS on or off.
9.1.2
Accuracy

Accuracy is dependent upon various factors including the number of satellites tracked,
constellation geometry, observation time, ephemeris accuracy, ionospheric disturbance, multipath and resolved ambiguities.
The following accuracies, given as root mean square, are based on measurements
processed using LGO and on real-time measurements.
The use of multiple GNSS systems can increase accuracy by up to 30% relative to GPS
only.
Differential code
The baseline precision of a differential code solution for static and kinematic surveys
is 25 cm.
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Differential phase
in post-processing
Static and rapid static
Static
Kinematic
Horizontal
Vertical
Horizontal
Vertical
5 mm + 0.5 ppm
10 mm + 0.5 ppm
10 mm + 1 ppm
20 mm + 1 ppm
Static with long observations
Static
Differential phase
in real-time
Kinematic
Horizontal
Vertical
Horizontal
Vertical
3 mm + 0.1 ppm
3.5 mm + 0.4 ppm
10 mm + 1 ppm
20 mm + 1 ppm
Type
Horizontal
Vertical
Single Baseline (<30 km)
8 mm + 1 ppm
15 mm + 1 ppm
Network RTK
8 mm + 0.5 ppm
15 mm + 0.5 ppm
9.1.3
General Technical Data of the Instrument
Dimensions
The overall dimensions are given for the housing including the sockets.
130 mm
87 mm
197 mm
197 mm
007395_001
Weight
Type
Length [mm]
Width [mm]
Thickness [mm]
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
197
197
130
Instrument weight without battery:
Type
Weight [kg]/[lbs]
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
1.45/3.20 (including internal LTE modem)

Recording
The internal modem is installed by default.
Data (Leica GNSS raw data and RINEX data) can be recorded on the internal memory.
Capacity [MB]
Data capacity
• 466
466 MB is typically sufficient for about
GPS only (12 satellites)
• 3600 h L1 + L2 + L5 data logging at 15 s rate
• 14000 h L1 + L2 + L5 data logging at 60 s rate
GPS + GLONASS (12/8 satellites)
• 3100 h data logging at 15 s rate
• 12300 h data logging at 60 s rate
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Power
Power consumption:
External supply voltage:
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna, radio excluded: 6 W typically,
500 mA
Nominal 12 V DC ( , GEV71 car battery cable to a 12 V
car battery), voltage range 9 V-28 V DC
Internal battery
Type:
Voltage:
Capacity:
Li-Ion
7.4 V
GEB221/GEB222: 4.4 Ah/6.0 Ah
Battery external
Type:
Voltage:
Capacity:
NiMH
13 V
GEB371: 16.6 Ah
Operating times
The given operating times are valid for
• iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna: fully charged GEB221 battery.
• room temperature. Operating times will be shorter when working in cold weather.
Equipment
Type
Static (iCON gps 60
SmartAntenna)
Rover (iCON gps 60
SmartAntenna)
Rover (iCON gps 60
SmartAntenna)
Electrical data
Type
Voltage
Current
Frequency
Gain
Noise Figure

iCON gps 60, Technical Data
Operating time
Radio
-
Digital cellular
phone
-
SATELLINE M3-TR1, receive (CCD7)
built-in LTE Modem
6 h continuously
5 h continuously
4.75 h continuously
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
Nominal 12 V
6.0 W typically, 12 V @ 500 mA
GPS L1 1575.42 MHz
GPS L2 1227.60 MHz
GPS L5 1176.45 MHz
GLONASS L1 1602.5625 MHz - 1611.5 MHz
GLONASS L2 1246.4375 MHz - 1254.3 MHz
Galileo E1 1575.42 MHz
Galileo E5a 1176.45 MHz
Galileo E5b 1207.14 MHz
Galileo AltBOC 1191.795 MHz
BeiDou B1 1561.098 MHz
BeiDou B2 1207.14 MHz
BeiDou B3 1268.52 MHz
Bluetooth 2400 MHz - 2483.5 MHz
Typically 27 dBi
Typically < 2 dBi
For corresponding information for optional, internal radios refer to their specifications.
80

Environmental
specifications
Galileo AltBOC covers bandwidth of Galileo E5a and E5b.
Temperature
Type
Operating temperature [°C] Storage temperature [°C]
Instrument
-40 to +60
-40 to +80
Battery internal
-20 to +55
-40 to +70
Protection against water, dust and sand
Type
Protection
Instrument
IP67 (IEC 60529)
Dust tight
Waterproof to 1 m temporary immersion
Humidity
Type
Protection
Instrument
Up to 100 %
The effects of condensation are to be effectively counteracted
by periodically drying out the instrument.
Vibration/Shock
Type
iCON gps 60 SmartAntenna
Vibration
MIL-STD 810F, Figure 514.5C-3
Shock
40 g - 6 msec; compliance ISO 9022-31-06, No loss of lock to
satellite signal when used on a pole set-up and submitted to
pole bumps up to 150 mm
Drops Withstands
1.2 m drop onto hard surfaces
Topple over Withstands
Topple over from a 2 m pole onto hard surfaces
9.2
Antennas Technical Data
Description and use
The GNSS antenna is selected for use based upon the application. The table gives a
description and the intended use of the antenna.
Dimensions
Type
Description
Use
CGA60
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou Machine Control, RTK Base
SmartRack+ antenna with built- Station, RTK Rover and Network
in ground plane.
RTK applications.
Type
CGA60
Height
62 mm
Diameter
170 mm
Connector
TNC female
Mounting
5/8" Whitworth
Weight
0.4 kg
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Electrical data
Type
CGA60
Voltage
4.5 V to 18 V DC
Current
35 mA typical
Frequency

Environmental
specifications
GPS L1
1575.42 MHz
GPS L2
1227.60 MHz
GPS L5
1176.45 MHz
GLONASS L1
1602.5625 - 1611.5 MHz
GLONASS L2
1246.4375 - 1254.3 MHz
Galileo E1
1575.42 MHz
Galileo E5a
1176.45 MHz
Galileo E5b
1207.14 MHz
Galileo AltBOC
1191.795 MHz
BeiDou B1
1561.098 MHz
BeiDou B2
1207.14 MHz
BeiDou B3
1268.52 MHz
Gain (typically)
27 dBi
Noise Figure (typically)
< 2 dBi
Galileo AltBOC covers bandwidth of Galileo E5a and E5b.
Temperature
Type
Operating temperature [°C] Storage temperature [°C]
CGA60
-40 to +70
-55 to +85
Protection against water, dust and sand
Type
Protection
CGA60
IP67 (IEC 60529)
Dust tight
Protected against water jets
Waterproof to 1 m temporary immersion
Humidity
Type
Protection
CGA60
Up to 100 %
The effects of condensation are to be effectively counteracted by periodically drying out the antenna.
Vibration/Shock
Type
CGA60
Vibration
10 - 10000 Hz, ± 1.5 mm, 10 g
8 - 150 Hz, ± 15 mm, 15 g
ISO9022-36-08
MIL-STD 810F – 514.5-Cat24
Shock
100 g, 2 ms
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Cable length
Separation distance from
instrument ...
to antenna
Optional cable
lengths [m]
iCON gps 60
CGA60
2.8, 5, 10
9.3
Pin Assignments and Sockets
Expert knowledge
required
Modification or adaption on base of the pin assignments and socket descriptions need
expert knowledge.
 WARNING
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Leica Geosystems for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Port 1- Lemo
Pin
Name
Function
Direction
7
1
RTS
RS232, Request To Send
Out
3
6
2
CTS
RS232, Clear To Send
In
4
5
3
GND
Ground
-
4
RxD
RS232, receive data
In
5
TxD
RS232, transmit data
Out
6
ID
Identification pin
In
7
PWR in
Power in, 9 to 28 V DC
In
8
+12 V out
12 V DC power supply out
Out
Pin
Description
1
Antenna signal and antenna power
2
Shield/Ground
1
8
2
005701_001
ANT
1
2
MP_25
USB 2.0 host
connector
1 2 3 4
Type: USB-A receptacle
Pin
Name
Description
Direction
1
+5V
+5V Power supply
Out
2
D-
Data signal negative
In/Out
3
D+
Data signal positive
In/Out
4
GND
Power supply return and signals reference
In
Picture: Receptacle viewed from mating side.
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9.4
Conformity Declarations
Conformity to
National Regulations
For products which do not fall under R&TTE directive:
9.4.1
iCON gps 60
Conformity to
national regulations
• FCC Part 15, 22, 24 and 27 (applicable in US)
• Hereby, Leica Geosystems AG, declares that the product iCON gps 60 is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive
1999/5/EC. The declaration of conformity can be consulted at http://www.leicageosystems.com/ce.
Class 1 equipment according European Directive 1999/5/EC (R&TTE)
can be placed on the market and be put into service without restrictions in any EEA member state.
• The conformity for countries with other national regulations not covered by the FCC
part 15, 22, 24 and 27 or European directive 1999/5/EC has to be approved prior
to use and operation.
• Japanese Radio Law and Japanese Telecommunications Business Law Compliance.
– This device is granted pursuant to the Japanese Radio Law (電波法 ) and the Japanese Telecommunications Business Law (電気通信事業法 ).
– This device should not be modified (otherwise the granted designation number
will become invalid).
Frequency band
Hereby, Leica Geosystems AG, declares that the product/s is/are in
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions
of the applicable European Directives. The declaration of conformity can
be consulted at http://www.leica-geosystems.com/ce.
• Japanese Radio Law and Japanese Telecommunications Business Law Compliance.
– This device is granted pursuant to the Japanese Radio Law (電波法 ) and the Japanese Telecommunications Business Law (電気通信事業法 ).
– This device should not be modified (otherwise the granted designation number
will become invalid).
Type
Frequency band [MHz]
Bluetooth
2402 - 2480
WCDMA
WCDMA 2100
Tx: 1920 - 1980
Rx: 2110 - 2170
WCDMA 1900
Tx: 1850 - 1910
Rx: 1930 - 1990
WCDMA 850
Tx: 824 - 849
Rx: 869 - 894
WCDMA 800
Tx: 830 - 840
Rx: 875 - 885
WCDMA 900
Tx: 880 - 915
Rx: 925 - 960
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Type
Frequency band [MHz]
GSM
GSM 850
Tx: 824 - 849
Rx: 869 - 894
EGSM 900
Tx: 880 - 915
Rx: 925 - 960
GSM 1800
Tx: 1710 - 1785
Rx: 1805 - 1880
GSM 1900
Tx: 1850 - 1910
Rx: 1930 - 1990
LTE
Band 1
Tx: 1920 - 1980
Rx: 2110 - 2170
Band 3
Tx: 1710 - 1785
Rx: 1805 - 1880
Band 7
Tx: 2500 - 2570
Rx: 2620 - 2690
Band 8
Rx: 880 - 915
Tx: 925 - 960
Band 20
Rx: 791 - 821
Tx: 832 - 862
Output power
Type
Output power [mW]
Bluetooth
2.5
UMTS
Band 1, 2, 5, 8: 200
GSM / EDGE
GSM 850, EGSM 900:
GMSK mode: 1585
8PSK mode: 500
GSM 1800, GSM 1900:
GMSK mode: 795
8PSK mode: 400
LTE
Antenna
Band 1, 3, 8, 20: 200
Band 7: 160
Type
Antenna type
Bluetooth
Integrated antenna -
2402 - 2480
GSM/EDGE/
UMTS/LTE
Integrated antenna -
800 - 2600
iCON gps 60, Technical Data
Connector
Frequency band
[MHz]
85
Specific Absorption
Rate (SAR)
The product meets the limits for the maximum permissible exposure of the guide-lines
and standards which are force in this respect. The product must be used with the
recommended antenna. A separation distance of at least 20 centimetres should be
kept between the antenna and the body of the user or nearby person within the
intended application.
9.4.2
GFU14, SATEL Satelline 3AS, GFU27, SATEL Satelline M3-TR1
Conformity to
national regulations
• FCC Part 15 and 90 (applicable in US)
• Hereby, Leica Geosystems AG, declares that the product GFU14, GFU27 is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive
1999/5/EC and other applicable European Directives. The declaration of conformity
can be consulted at http://www.leica-geosystems.com/ce.
• This Class 2 equipment may be operated in: AT, BE, CY, CZ, DK, EE, FI, FR, DE, GR,
HU, IE, IT, LV, LT, LU, MT, NL, PL, PT, SK, SI, ES, SE, GB, IS, LI, NO, CH, BG, RO and TR.
Class 2 equipment according European Directive 1999/5/EC
(R&TTE) for which following EEA Member States apply
restrictions on the placing on the market or on the putting
into service or require authorisation for use:
• Russia
• Ukraine (max. 10 mW output power, 433.050 434.790 MHz)
• Georgia
• Serbia
• The conformity for countries with other national regulations not covered by the FCC
part 15 and 90 or European directive 1999/5/EC has to be approved prior to use
and operation.
• Japanese Radio Law and Japanese Telecommunications Business Law Compliance.
– This device is granted pursuant to the Japanese Radio Law (電波法 ) and the Japanese Telecommunications Business Law (電気通信事業法 ).
– This device should not be modified (otherwise the granted designation number
will become invalid).
Frequency band
403 MHz - 470 MHz
Output power
GFU14, GFU27:
Antenna
Specific Absorption
Rate (SAR)
0.5 W - 1.0 W
Type
GAT1
GAT2
Frequency band [MHz]
400 - 435
435 - 470
Type
Detachable /2 antenna
Detachable /2 antenna
Connector
TNC
TNC
The product meets the limits for the maximum permissible exposure of the guide-lines
and standards which are force in this respect. The product must be used with the
recommended antenna. A separation distance of at least 20 centimetres should be
kept between the antenna and the body of the user or nearby person within the
intended application.
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9.4.3
GFU15, Pacific Crest PDL
Conformity to
national regulations
• FCC Part 15 and 90 (applicable in US)
• Hereby, Leica Geosystems AG, declares that the product GFU15 is in compliance
with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive
1999/5/EC and other applicable European Directives. The declaration of conformity
can be consulted at http://www.leica-geosystems.com/ce.
• This Class 2 equipment may be operated in: AT, BE, CY, CZ, DK, EE, FI, FR, DE, GR,
HU, IE, IT, LV, LT, LU, MT, NL, PL, PT, SK, SI, ES, SE, GB, IS, LI, NO, CH, BG, RO and TR.
Class 2 equipment according European Directive 1999/5/EC
(R&TTE) for which following EEA Member States apply
restrictions on the placing on the market or on the putting
into service or require authorisation for use:
• Russia
• Ukraine (max. 10 mW output power, 433.050 434.790 MHz)
• Georgia
• Serbia
• The conformity for countries with other national regulations not covered by the FCC
part 15 and 90 or European directive 1999/5/EC has to be approved prior to use
and operation.
• Japanese Radio Law and Japanese Telecommunications Business Law Compliance.
– This device is granted pursuant to the Japanese Radio Law (電波法 ) and the Japanese Telecommunications Business Law (電気通信事業法 ).
– This device should not be modified (otherwise the granted designation number
will become invalid).
Frequency band
403 MHz - 470 MHz
Output power
Receive only
Antenna
Specific Absorption
Rate (SAR)
Type
GAT1
GAT2
Frequency band [MHz]
400 - 435
435 - 470
Type
Detachable /2 antenna
Detachable /2 antenna
Connector
TNC
TNC
The product meets the limits for the maximum permissible exposure of the guide-lines
and standards which are force in this respect. The product must be used with the
recommended antenna. A separation distance of at least 20 centimetres should be
kept between the antenna and the body of the user or nearby person within the
intended application.
iCON gps 60, Technical Data
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9.4.4
TFR-300L
Conformity to
national regulations
• FCC Part 15 and 90 (applicable in US)
• Hereby, Leica Geosystems AG, declares that the product TFR-300L is in compliance
with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive
1999/5/EC and other applicable European Directives. The declaration of conformity
can be consulted at http://www.leica-geosystems.com/ce.
• This Class 2 equipment may be operated in: AT, BE, CY, CZ, DK, EE, FI, FR, DE, GR,
HU, IE, IT, LV, LT, LU, MT, NL, PL, PT, SK, SI, ES, SE, GB, IS, LI, NO, CH, BG, RO and TR.
Class 2 equipment according European Directive 1999/5/EC
(R&TTE) for which following EEA Member States apply
restrictions on the placing on the market or on the putting
into service or require authorisation for use:
• Russia
• Ukraine (max. 10 mW output power, 433.050 434.790 MHz)
• Georgia
• Serbia
• The conformity for countries with other national regulations not covered by the FCC
part 15 and 90 or European directive 1999/5/EC has to be approved prior to use
and operation.
• Japanese Radio Law and Japanese Telecommunications Business Law Compliance.
– This device is granted pursuant to the Japanese Radio Law (電波法 ) and the Japanese Telecommunications Business Law (電気通信事業法 ).
– This device should not be modified (otherwise the granted designation number
will become invalid).
Frequency band
348.56 MHz - 348.80 MHz
Output power
Receive only
Antenna
The appropriate antenna must be ordered directly from your local Tescom Office or
Representative.
Specific Absorption
Rate (SAR)
The product meets the limits for the maximum permissible exposure of the guide-lines
and standards which are force in this respect. The product must be used with the
recommended antenna. A separation distance of at least 20 centimetres should be
kept between the antenna and the body of the user or nearby person within the
intended application.
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9.4.5
CCD7 - SATEL TA13
Conformity to
national regulations
• FCC Part 15 and 90 (applicable in US)
• Hereby, Leica Geosystems AG, declares that the product CCD7 is in compliance with
the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC
and other applicable European Directives. The declaration of conformity can be
consulted at http://www.leica-geosystems.com/ce.
• This Class 2 equipment may be operated in: AT, BE, CY, CZ, DK, EE, FI, FR, DE, GR,
HU, IE, IT, LV, LT, LU, MT, NL, PL, PT, SK, SI, ES, SE, GB, IS, LI, NO, CH, BG, RO and TR.
Class 2 equipment according European Directive 1999/5/EC
(R&TTE) for which following EEA Member States apply
restrictions on the placing on the market or on the putting
into service or require authorisation for use:
• Russia
• Ukraine (max. 10 mW output power, 433.050 434.790 MHz)
• Georgia
• Serbia
• The conformity for countries with other national regulations not covered by the FCC
part 15 and 90 or European directive 1999/5/EC has to be approved prior to use
and operation.
• Japanese Radio Law and Japanese Telecommunications Business Law Compliance.
– This device is granted pursuant to the Japanese Radio Law (電波法 ) and the Japanese Telecommunications Business Law (電気通信事業法 ).
– This device should not be modified (otherwise the granted designation number
will become invalid).
Frequency band
403 MHz - 470 MHz
Output power
0.5 W - 1.0 W
Antenna
Type
GAT1
Frequency band 400 - 435
[MHz]
Specific Absorption
Rate (SAR)
GAT2
CA12
CA13
435 - 470
406 - 440
430 - 480
Type
Detachable /2 Detachable /2 External stub
antenna
antenna
antenna
Connector
TNC
TNC
External stub
antenna
TNC (CA22,
TNC (CA22,
Magnetic
Magnetic
antenna mount) antenna mount)
The product meets the limits for the maximum permissible exposure of the guide-lines
and standards which are force in this respect. The product must be used with the
recommended antenna. A separation distance of at least 20 centimetres should be
kept between the antenna and the body of the user or nearby person within the
intended application.
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9.4.6
CCD8 - Intuicom 900SLR
Conformity to
national regulations
• FCC Part 15 and 90 (applicable in US)
• Hereby, Leica Geosystems AG, declares that the product CCD14 is in compliance
with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive
1999/5/EC and other applicable European Directives. The declaration of conformity
can be consulted at http://www.leica-geosystems.com/ce.
• This Class 2 equipment may be operated in: AT, BE, CY, CZ, DK, EE, FI, FR, DE, GR,
HU, IE, IT, LV, LT, LU, MT, NL, PL, PT, SK, SI, ES, SE, GB, IS, LI, NO, CH, BG, RO and TR.
Class 2 equipment according European Directive 1999/5/EC
(R&TTE) for which following EEA Member States apply
restrictions on the placing on the market or on the putting
into service or require authorisation for use:
• Russia
• Ukraine (max. 10 mW output power, 433.050 434.790 MHz)
• Georgia
• Serbia
• The conformity for countries with other national regulations not covered by the FCC
part 15 and 90 or European directive 1999/5/EC has to be approved prior to use
and operation.
• Japanese Radio Law and Japanese Telecommunications Business Law Compliance.
– This device is granted pursuant to the Japanese Radio Law (電波法 ) and the Japanese Telecommunications Business Law (電気通信事業法 ).
– This device should not be modified (otherwise the granted designation number
will become invalid).
Frequency band
902 MHz - 928 MHz
Output power
CCD8:
Antenna
Specific Absorption
Rate (SAR)
5 mW - 1.0 W
Type
CA6
Frequency band [MHz]
902 - 928
Type
Detachable /2 antenna
Connector
TNC
The product meets the limits for the maximum permissible exposure of the guide-lines
and standards which are force in this respect. The product must be used with the
recommended antenna. A separation distance of at least 20 centimetres should be
kept between the antenna and the body of the user or nearby person within the
intended application.
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10
Software Licence Agreement
Software Licence
Agreement
This product contains software that is preinstalled on the product, or that is supplied
to you on a data carrier medium, or that can be downloaded by you online according
to prior authorisation from Leica Geosystems. Such software is protected by copyright
and other laws and its use is defined and regulated by the Leica Geosystems Software
Licence Agreement, which covers aspects such as, but not limited to, Scope of the
Licence, Warranty, Intellectual Property Rights, Limitation of Liability, Exclusion of
other Assurances, Governing Law and Place of Jurisdiction. Please make sure, that at
any time you fully comply with the terms and conditions of the Leica Geosystems Software Licence Agreement.
Such agreement is provided together with all products and can also be referred to and
downloaded at the Leica Geosystems home page at
http://leica-geosystems.com/about-us/compliance-standards/legal-documents
or collected from your Leica Geosystems distributor.
You must not install or use the software unless you have read and accepted the terms
and conditions of the Leica Geosystems Software Licence Agreement. Installation or
use of the software or any part thereof, is deemed to be an acceptance of all the
terms and conditions of such Licence Agreement. If you do not agree to all or some
of the terms of such Licence Agreement, you must not download, install or use the
software and you must return the unused software together with its accompanying
documentation and the purchase receipt to the distributor from whom you purchased
the product within ten (10) days of purchase to obtain a full refund of the purchase
price.
Open source information
The software on the product may contain copyright-protected software that is
licensed under various open source licences.
Copies of the corresponding licences
• are provided together with the product (for example in the About panel of the software)
• can be downloaded on http://opensource.leica-geosystems.com/icon
If foreseen in the corresponding open source licence, you may obtain the corresponding source code and other related data on http://opensource.leicageosystems.com/icon.
Contact opensource@leica-geosystems.com in case you need additional information.
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Appendix A
NMEA Message Formats
A.1
Overview
Description
National Marine Electronics Association is a standard for interfacing marine electronic
devices. This chapter describes all NMEA-0183 messages which can be output by the
instrument.
Access
Select Settings > Tools > NMEA Output.

A Talker ID appears at the beginning of the header of each NMEA message.
The Talker ID can be user defined or standard (based on the NMEA 4.0). The standard
is normally GP for GPS but can be changed in Settings > Tools > NMEA Output.
A.2
Symbols Used for Describing the NMEA Formats
Description
NMEA messages consist of various fields. The fields are:
•
•
•
•
•
Header
Special format fields
Numeric value fields
Information fields
Null fields
Certain symbols are used as identifier for the field types.
These symbols are described in this section.
Header
Symbol
Field
Description
Example
$
-
Start of sentence
$
--ccc
Address
• -- = alphanumeric characters identifying the talker
Options:
GN = Global Navigation Satellite
System
GNGGA
GP = GPS only
GPGGA
GL = GLONASS
GLGGA
GA = Galileo
GAGGA
BD = BeiDou
BDGGA
• ccc = alphanumeric characters identifying the data type and string format
of the successive fields. Usually the
name of the message.
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Special format
fields
Symbol
Field
Description
Example
A
Status
• A = Yes, Data Valid, Warning Flag Clear V
• V = No, Data Invalid, Warning Flag Set
llll.ll
Latitude
• Degreesminutes.decimal
4724.538950
• Two fixed digits of degrees, two fixed
digits of minutes and a variable
number of digits for decimal fraction
of minutes.
• Leading zeros are always included for
degrees and minutes to maintain
fixed length.
yyyyy.yy
Longitude
• Degreesminutes.decimal
00937.04678
5
• Three fixed digits of degrees, two
fixed digits of minutes and a variable
number of digits for decimal fraction
of minutes.
• Leading zeros are always included for
degrees and minutes to maintain
fixed length.
eeeeee.eee Grid Easting
At the most six fixed digits for metres
and three fixed digits for decimal fractions of metres.
195233.507
nnnnnn.nnn Grid Northing
At the most six fixed digits for metres
and three fixed digits for decimal fractions of metres.
127223.793
hhmmss.ss
• hoursminutesseconds.decimal
115744.00
Time
• Two fixed digits of hours, two fixed
digits of minutes, two fixed digits of
seconds and a variable number of
digits for decimal fraction of seconds.
• Leading zeros are always included for
hours, minutes and seconds to maintain fixed length.
mmddyy
Date
• Monthdayyear - two fixed digits of
month, two fixed digits of day, two
fixed digits of year.
093003
• Leading zeros always included for
month, day and year to maintain fixed
length.
No specific
symbol
Defined field
• Some fields are specified to contain
predefined constants, most often
alpha characters.
M
• Such a field is indicated by the presence of one or more valid characters.
Excluded from the list of valid characters are the following that are used to
indicate other field types: A, a, c, x,
hh, hhmmss.ss, llll.ll, yyyyy.yy.
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Numeric value fields
Symbol
Field
Description
Example
x.x
Variable
numbers
• Integer or floating numeric field
73.10 =
73.1 =
073.1 = 73
• Optional leading and trailing zeros.
Decimal point and associated decimalfraction are optional if full resolution
is not required.
Information fields
Null fields
hh_
Fixed HEX field Fixed length HEX numbers
3F
Symbol
Field
Description
Example
c--c
Variable text
Variable length valid character field
A
aa_
Fixed alpha
field
Fixed length field of upper case or lower N
case alpha characters
xx_
Fixed number
field
Fixed length field of numeric characters
1
Symbol
Field
Description
Example
No symbol
Information
Null fields do not contain any informaunavailable for tion.
output
,,

Fields are always separated by a comma. Before the Checksum field there is never a
comma.

When information for a field is not available, the position in the data string is empty.
A.3
GGA - Global Positioning System Fix Data
Syntax
$--GGA,hhmmss.ss,llll.ll,a,yyyyy.yy,a,x,xx,x.x,x.x,M,x.x,M,x.x,xxxx*hh<CR><LF>
Description of
fields
Field
Description
$--GGA
Header including Talker ID
hhmmss.ss
UTC time of position
llll.ll
Latitude (WGS 1984)
a
Hemisphere, North or South
yyyyy.yy
Longitude (WGS 1984)
a
East or West
x
Position quality indicator
0 = Fix not available or invalid
1 = No real-time position, navigation fix
2 = Real-time position, ambiguities not fixed
3 = Valid fix for GNSSPrecise Positioning Service mode, for example
WAAS
4 = Real-time position, ambiguities fixed
xx
Number of satellites in use. For $GNGGA messages: The combined GPS,
GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou satellites used in the position.
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Field
Description
x.x
HDOP
x.x
Altitude of position marker above/below mean sea level in metres. If no
orthometric height is available the local ellipsoidal height will be
exported. If the local ellipsoidal height is not available either, the
WGS 1984 ellipsoidal height will be exported.
M
Units of altitude as fixed text M
x.x
Geoidal separation in metres. The Geoidal separation is the difference
between the WGS 1984 earth ellipsoid surface and mean sea level.
M
Units of geoidal separation as fixed text M
x.x
Age of differential GNSS data, empty when DGPS not used
xxxx
Differential base station ID, 0000 to 1023
*hh
Checksum
<CR>
Carriage Return
<LF>
Line Feed
Examples
User-defined Talker ID = GN
$GNGGA,113805.50,4724.5248541,N,00937.1063044,E,4,13,0.7,1171.281,M,703.398,
M,0.26,0000*42
A.4
GGK - Real-Time Position with DOP
Syntax
$--GGK,hhmmss.ss,mmddyy,llll.ll,a,yyyyy.yy,a,x,xx,x.x,EHTx.x,M*hh<CR><LF>
Description of
fields
Field
Description
$--GGK
Header including Talker ID
hhmmss.ss
UTC time of position
mmddyy
UTC date
llll.ll
Latitude (WGS 1984)
a
Hemisphere, North or South
yyyyy.yy
Longitude (WGS 1984)
a
East or West
x
Position quality indicator
0 = Fix not available or invalid
1 = No real-time position, navigation fix
2 = Real-time position, ambiguities not fixed
3 = Real-time position, ambiguities fixed
5 = Real-time position, float
xx
Number of satellites in use. For $GNGGK messages: The combined GPS,
GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou satellites used in the position.
x.x
GDOP
EHT
Ellipsoidal height
x.x
Altitude of position marker as local ellipsoidal height. If the local ellipsoidal height is not available, the WGS 1984 ellipsoidal height will be
exported.
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Field
Description
M
Units of altitude as fixed text M
*hh
Checksum
<CR>
Carriage Return
<LF>
Line Feed
Examples
Standard Talker ID
$GNGGK,113616.00,041006,4724.5248557,N,00937.1063064,E,3,12,1.7,EHT1171.
742,M*6D
User-defined Talker ID = GN
$GNGGK,113806.00,041006,4724.5248557,N,00937.1063064,E,3,13,1.4,EHT1171.
746,M*66
A.5
GGQ - Real-Time Position with CQ
Syntax
$--GGQ,hhmmss.ss,mmddyy,llll.ll,a,yyyyy.yy,a,x,xx,x.x,x.x,M*hh<CR><LF>
Description of
fields
Field
Description
$--GGQ
Header including talker ID
hhmmss.ss
UTC time of position
mmddyy
UTC date
llll.ll
Latitude (WGS 1984)
a
Hemisphere, North or South
yyyyy.yy
Longitude (WGS 1984)
a
East or West
x
Position quality indicator
0 = Fix not available or invalid
1 = No real-time position, navigation fix
2 = Real-time position, ambiguities not fixed
3 = Real-time position, ambiguities fixed
5 = Real-time position, float
xx
Number of satellites in use. For $GNGGQ messages: The combined GPS,
GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou satellites used in the position.
x.x
Coordinate quality in metres
x.x
Altitude of position marker above/below mean sea level in metres. If no
orthometric height is available the local ellipsoidal height will be
exported. If the local ellipsoidal height is not available either, the
WGS 1984 ellipsoidal height will be exported.
M
Units of altitude as fixed text M
*hh
Checksum
<CR>
Carriage Return
<LF>
Line Feed
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Examples
Standard Talker ID
$GNGGQ,113615.50,041006,4724.5248556,N,00937.1063059,E,3,12,0.009,1171.2
81,M*22
$GPGGQ,113615.50,041006,,,,08,,*67
$GLGGQ,113615.50,041006,,,,04,,*77
User-defined Talker ID = GN
$GNGGQ,113805.50,041006,4724.5248541,N,00937.1063044,E,3,13,0.010,1171.2
81,M*2E
A.6
GLL - Geographic Position Latitude/Longitude
Syntax
$--GLL,llll.ll,a,yyyyy.yy,a,hhmmss.ss,A,a*hh<CR><LF>
Description of
fields
Field
Description
$--GLL
Header including talker ID
llll.ll
Latitude (WGS 1984)
a
Hemisphere, North or South
yyyyy.yy
Longitude (WGS 1984)
a
East or West
hhmmss.ss
UTC time of position
A
Status
A = Data valid
V = Data not valid
a
Mode indicator
A = Autonomous mode
D = Differential mode
N = Data not valid

Examples
*hh
Checksum
<CR>
Carriage Return
<LF>
Line Feed
The Mode indicator field supplements the Status field. The Status field is set to A for
the Mode indicators A and D. The Status field is set to V for the Mode indicator N.
Standard Talker ID
$GNGLL,4724.5248556,N,00937.1063059,E,113615.50,A,D*7B
User-defined Talker ID = GN
$GNGLL,4724.5248541,N,00937.1063044,E,113805.50,A,D*7E
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A.7
GNS - GNSS Fix Data
Syntax
$--GNS,hhmmss.ss,llll.ll,a,yyyyy.yy,a,c--c,xx,x.x,x.x,x.x,x.x,xxxx,h*hh<CR><LF>
Description of
fields
Field
Description
$--GNS
Header including talker ID
hhmmss.ss
UTC time of position
llll.ll
Latitude (WGS 1984)
a
Hemisphere, North or South
yyyyy.yy
Longitude (WGS 1984)
a
East or West
c--c
Mode indicator
N = Satellite system not used in position fix or fix not valid
A = Autonomous; navigation fix, no real-time fix
D = Differential; real-time position, ambiguities not fixed
R = Real-time kinematic; ambiguities fixed
Examples
xx
Number of satellites in use, 00 to 99
x.x
HDOP
x.x
Altitude of position marker above/below mean sea level in metres. If no
orthometric height is available the local ellipsoidal height will be
exported. If the local ellipsoidal height is not available either, the
WGS 1984 ellipsoidal height will be exported.
x.x
Geoidal separation in metres
x.x
Age of differential data
xxxx
Differential base station ID, 0000 to 1023
*hh
Checksum
<CR>
Carriage Return
<LF>
Line Feed
Standard Talker ID
$GNGNS,113616.00,4724.5248557,N,00937.1063064,E,RR,12,0.9,1171.279,703.398,0.76,0000*6C
$GPGNS,113616.00,,,,,,08,,,,,*69
$GLGNS,113616.00,,,,,,04,,,,,*79
User-defined Talker ID = GN
$GNGNS,113806.00,4724.5248547,N,00937.1063032,E,R,13,0.7,1171.283,703.398,0.76,0000*39
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A.8
GSA - GNSS DOP and Active Satellites
Syntax
$--GSA,a,x,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,x.x,x.x,x.x,h*hh<CR><LF>
Description of
fields
Field
Description
$--GSA
Header including talker ID
a
Mode
M = Manual, forced to operate in 2D or 3D mode
A = Automatic, allowed to change automatically between 2D and 3D
x
Mode
1 = Fix not available
2 = 2D
3 = 3D
Examples
xx
Numbers of the satellites used in the solution. This field is repeated 12
times.
1 to 32 = PRN numbers of GPS satellites
33 to 64 = Numbers of WAAS and WAAS like satellites
65 to 96 = Slot numbers of GLONASS satellites
x.x
PDOP
x.x
HDOP
x.x
VDOP
*hh
Checksum
<CR>
Carriage Return
<LF>
Line Feed
Standard Talker ID
$GNGSA,A,3,01,11,14,17,19,20,24,28,,,,,1.5,0.9,1.2*26
$GNGSA,A,3,65,66,67,81,,,,,,,,,1.5,0.9,1.2*29
User-defined Talker ID = GN
$GNGSA,A,3,01,11,14,17,19,20,23,24,28,,,,65,66,67,81,,,,,,,,,1.2,0.7,1.0*27
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A.9
GSV - GNSS Satellites in View
Syntax
$--GSV,x,x,xx,xx,xx,xxx,xx,.....,h*hh<CR><LF>
Description of
fields
Field
Description
$--GSV
Header including talker ID
x
Total number of messages, 1 to 4
x
Message number, 1 to 4
xx
Number of theoretically visible satellites according to the current
almanac.
xx
PRN (GPS) / Slot (GLONASS) number of satellite
xx
Elevation in degrees, 90 maximum, empty when not tracking
xxx
Azimuth in degrees true north, 000 to 359, empty when not tracking
xx
Signal to Noise Ration C/No in dB, 00 to 99 of L1 signal, null field when
not tracking.
...
Repeat set PRN / Slot number, elevation, azimuth and SNR up to four
times
*hh
Checksum
<CR>
Carriage Return
<LF>
Line Feed

Satellite information can require the transmission of multiple messages, specified by
the total number of messages and the message number.

The fields for the PRN / Slot number, Elevation, Azimuth and SNR form one set. A variable number of these sets are allowed up to a maximum of four sets per message.
Examples
Standard Talker ID
$GPGSV,3,1,11,01,55,102,51,11,85,270,50,14,31,049,47,17,21,316,46*7A
$GPGSV,3,2,11,19,31,172,48,20,51,249,50,22,00,061,,23,11,190,42*7E
$GPGSV,3,3,11,24,11,292,43,25,08,114,,28,14,275,44,,,,*45
$GLGSV,2,1,06,65,16,055,42,66,64,025,48,67,46,262,42,68,01,245,*64
$GLGSV,2,2,06,81,52,197,47,83,07,335,,,,,,,,,*68
User-defined Talker ID = GN
$GNGSV,3,1,10,01,55,100,51,11,86,263,50,14,31,049,47,17,22,316,46*65
$GNGSV,3,2,10,19,30,172,48,20,52,249,51,23,12,190,42,24,12,292,42*6C
$GNGSV,3,3,10,25,09,114,,28,14,274,44,,,,,,,,*62
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A.10
HDT - Heading, True
Syntax
$--HDT,x.x,T*hh<CR><LF>
Description of
fields
Field
Description
$--HDT
Header including talker ID
x.x
Heading, degrees True
T
Fixed text T for true north
*hh
Checksum
<CR>
Carriage Return
<LF>
Line Feed
Examples
Standard Talker ID
$GNHDT,11.4,T, 00*4B
A.11
LLK - Leica Local Position and GDOP
Syntax
$--LLK,hhmmss.ss,mmddyy,eeeeee.eee,M,nnnnnn.nnn,M,x,xx,x.x,x.x,M*hh<CR><LF>
Description of
fields
Field
Description
$--LLK
Header including talker ID
hhmmss.ss
UTC time of position
mmddyy
UTC date
eeeeee.eee Grid Easting in metres
M
Units of grid Easting as fixed text M
nnnnnn.nnn Grid Northing in metres
M
Units of grid Northing as fixed text M
x
Position quality
0 = Fix not available or invalid
1 = No real-time position, navigation fix
2 = Real-time position, ambiguities not fixed
3 = Real-time position, ambiguities fixed
5 = Real-time position, float
xx
Number of satellites in use. For $GNLLK messages: The combined GPS,
GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou satellites used in the position.
x.x
GDOP
x.x
Altitude of position marker above/below mean sea level in metres. If no
orthometric height is available the local ellipsoidal height will be
exported.
M
Units of altitude as fixed text M
*hh
Checksum
<CR>
Carriage Return
<LF>
Line Feed
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Examples
Standard Talker ID
$GNLLK,113616.00,041006,764413.024,M,252946.774,M,3,12,1.7,1171.279,M*0F
$GPLLK,113616.00,041006,,,,,,08,,,*57
$GLLLK,113616.00,041006,,,,,,04,,,*47
User-defined Talker ID = GN
$GNLLK,113806.00,041006,764413.021,M,252946.772,M,3,13,1.4,1171.283,M*04
A.12
LLQ - Leica Local Position and Quality
Syntax
$--LLQ,hhmmss.ss,mmddyy,eeeeee.eee,M,nnnnnn.nnn,M,x,xx,x.x,x.x,M*hh<CR><LF>
Description of
fields
Field
Description
$--LLQ
Header including talker ID
hhmmss.ss
UTC time of position
mmddyy
UTC date
eeeeee.eee Grid Easting in metres
M
Units of grid Easting as fixed text M
nnnnnn.nnn Grid Northing in metres
M
Units of grid Northing as fixed text M
x
Position quality
0 = Fix not available or invalid
1 = No real-time position, navigation fix
2 = Real-time position, ambiguities not fixed
3 = Real-time position, ambiguities fixed
5 = Real-time position, float
Examples
xx
Number of satellites in use. For $GNLLQ messages: The combined GPS,
GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou satellites used in the position.
x.x
Coordinate quality in metres
x.x
Altitude of position marker above/below mean sea level in metres. If no
orthometric height is available the local ellipsoidal height will be
exported.
M
Units of altitude as fixed text M
*hh
Checksum
<CR>
Carriage Return
<LF>
Line Feed
Standard Talker ID
$GNLLQ,113616.00,041006,764413.024,M,252946.774,M,3,12,0.010,1171.279,M*
12
$GPLLQ,113616.00,041006,,,,,,08,,,*4D
$GLLLQ,113616.00,041006,,,,,,04,,,*5D
User-defined Talker ID = GN
$GNLLQ,113806.00,041006,764413.021,M,252946.772,M,3,13,0.010,1171.283,M*
1A
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A.13
RMC - Recommended Minimum Specific GNSS Data
Syntax
$--RMC,hhmmss.ss,A,llll.ll,a,yyyyy.yy,a,x.x,x.x,xxxxxx,x.x,a,a*hh<CR><LF>
Description of
fields
Field
Description
$--RMC
Header including talker ID
hhmmss.ss
UTC time of position fix
A
Status
A = Data valid
V = Navigation instrument warning
llll.ll
Latitude (WGS 1984)
a
Hemisphere, North or South
yyyyy.yy
Longitude (WGS 1984)
a
East or West
x.x
Speed over ground in knots
x.x
Course over ground in degrees
xxxxxx
Date: ddmmyy
x.x
Magnetic variation in degrees
a
East or West
a*hh
Mode Indicator
A = Autonomous mode
D = Differential mode
N = Data not valid
Examples
<CR>
Carriage Return
<LF>
Line Feed
Standard Talker ID
$GNRMC,113616.00,A,4724.5248557,N,00937.1063064,E,0.01,11.43,100406,11.4
3,E,D*1C
User-defined Talker ID = GN
$GNRMC,113806.00,A,4724.5248547,N,00937.1063032,E,0.00,287.73,100406,287
.73,E,D*10
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A.14
VTG - Course Over Ground and Ground Speed
Syntax
$--VTG,x.x,T,x.x,M,x.x,N,x.x,K,a*hh<CR><LF>
Description of
fields
Field
Description
$--VTG
Header including talker ID
x.x
Course over ground in degrees true north, 0.0 to 359.9
T
Fixed text T for true north
x.x
Course over ground in degrees magnetic North, 0.0 to 359.9
M
Fixed text M for magnetic North
x.x
Speed over ground in knots
N
Fixed text N for knots
x.x
Speed over ground in km/h
K
Fixed text K for km/h
a
Mode Indicator
A = Autonomous mode
D = Differential mode
N = Data not valid
*hh
Checksum
<CR>
Carriage Return
<LF>
Line Feed
Examples
Standard Talker ID
$GNVTG,11.4285,T,11.4285,M,0.007,N,0.013,K,D*3D
User-defined Talker ID = GN
$GNVTG,287.7273,T,287.7273,M,0.002,N,0.004,K,D*3E
A.15
ZDA - Time and Date
Syntax
$--ZDA,hhmmss.ss,xx,xx,xxxx,xx,xx*hh<CR><LF>
Description of
fields
Field
Description
$--ZDA
Header including talker ID
hhmmss.ss
UTC time
xx
UTC day, 01 to 31
xx
UTC month, 01 to 12
xxxx
UTC year
xx
Local zone description in hours, 00 to ±13
xx
Local zone description in minutes, 00 to +59
*hh
Checksum
<CR>
Carriage Return
<LF>
Line Feed

This message is given high priority and is output as soon as it is created. Latency is
therefore reduced to a minimum.
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Examples
Standard Talker ID
$GPZDA,091039.00,01,10,2003,-02,00*4B
User-defined Talker ID = GN
$GNZDA,113806.00,10,04,2006,02,00*76
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Appendix B
ORP – Orientation and Position
Description
This proprietary Leica message provides the current Position and Quality in either
Geodetic or Grid coordinates for one or two antennas plus the resulting orientation.

Access
Description of
fields
Information regarding the second antenna is not applicable for the iCON gps
60 SmartAntenna.
Select Settings > Tools > NMEA Output. Toggle to Edit for NMEA Out 1 or NMEA Out
2. ORP is available on the second page of the wizard
Message type Format
Description
RESPONSE:
$PLEIR,
Header, message sent from instrument
Position and
Quality
ORP,
Message Identifier
xxxx,
ControlType1
x,
Coordinate System2
The following block is available if Control Type = 1 or = 2 (Single or
Dual GNSS)
x,
Position Status Flag - 1st Antenna3
If Position Status Flag - 1st Antenna != "0" (not computed yet) and
!= 4 (not used)
hhmmss.ss,
UTC time
ddmmyy,
UTC date
xx,
Latency4 [milliseconds]
xx.xx,
Quality Latitude/Northing [metres]
xx.xx,
Quality Longitude/Easting [metres]
xx.xx,
Quality Height [metres]
xx.xx,
GDOP – Value for first Antenna
x,
Number of Satellites used in Computation (GPS)
x,
Number of Satellites used in Computation (GG)
If Coordinate System = 0 (Geodetic) the following block is present:
llll.ll,
Latitude (+: North -: South)
yyyyy.yy,
Longitude (+: East -: West)
xxxx.xxxx,
Altitude of position marker5 [metres]
If Coordinate System = 1 (Grid) the following block is present:
xxxx.xxxx,
Grid Northing [metres]
xxxx.xxxx,
Grid Easting [metres]
xxxx.xxxx,
Altitude of position marker [metres]
x,
Height type6
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Message type Format
Description
The following block is only available if Control Type = 2 (Dual GNSS)
x,
Position Status Flag - 2nd antenna3
If Position Status Flag - 2nd Antenna != "0" (not computed yet) and
!= 4 (not used)
hhmmss.ss,
UTC time
ddmmyy,
UTC date
xx,
Latency4 [milliseconds]
xx.xx,
Quality Latitude/Northing [metres]
xx.xx,
Quality Longitude/Easting [metres]
xx.xx,
Quality Height [metres]
If Coordinate System = 0 (Geodetic) the following block is present:
llll.ll,
Latitude (+: North -: South)
yyyyy.yy,
Longitude (+: East -: West)
xxxx.xxxx,
Altitude of position marker5 [metres]
If Coordinate System = 1 (Grid) the following block is present:
xxxx.xxxx,
Grid Northing [metres]
xxxx.xxxx,
Grid Easting [metres]
xxxx.xxxx,
Altitude of position marker [metres]
x,
Height type6
The following block is only available if Control Type = 3
hhmmss.ss,
UTC time
ddmmyy,
UTC date
xx,
Latency4 [milliseconds]
xxxx.xxxx,
Orientation Angle7 [degrees], 0.0° to 359.9°
xx.xx,
Quality of calculated Orientation [degrees]
*hh
Checksum
<CR>
Carriage Return
<LF>
Line Feed
1
Control Type
1: Antenna1 Position Information
2: Antenna1 and Antenna2 Information
3: Antenna1 and Antenna2 Information + Orientation
2
Coordinate System
0: WGS Geodetic
1: Local Grid
3
Position Status
0: Computed Position not yet available
1: Differential code Position
2: Differential phase Position
3: Non-differential Position
4: xRTK
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4
Latency given is defined as the difference in time between the UTC of the measurements used in the computation and the UTC of the first Message byte sent out
the instrument port.
5
Ellipsoidal height is forced for Geodetic coordinates.
Orthometric height is forced for Grid coordinates.
6
Height
0: Ellipsoidal height
1: Orthometric height
7
Orientation is available for Local Grid and WGS84.
Example
$PLEIR,ORP,3,1,2,084709.25,310713,50,0.006,0.005,0.016,1.847,5,7,5250781.241
,546672.161,371.528,1,254,084709.25,310713,100,0.005,0.004,0.012,5250781.2
77,546671.390,371.497,1,084709.25,310713,100,272.683,0.592*23
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Appendix C
Glossary
C.1
C
Coordinate system elements
The five elements which define a coordinate system are:
• a transformation
• a projection
• an ellipsoid
• a geoid model
• a Country Specific Coordinate System model
Z
Z
d
Y
X
Y
X
a
e
b
f
c
g
h
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a) WGS 1984 cartesian: X, Y, Z
b) WGS 1984 ellipsoid
c) WGS 1984 geodetic: Latitude, longitude, ellipsoidal height
d) 7 parameter transformation: dX, dY,
dZ, rx, ry, rz, scale
e) Local cartesian: X, Y, Z
f) Local ellipsoid
g) Local geodetic: Latitude, longitude,
ellipsoidal height
h) Local projection
i) Local grid: Easting, Northing, orthometric height
All these elements can be specified when creating a coordinate system.
CSCS model (*.ccg)
Description
Country Specific Coordinate System models
• are tables of correction values to convert coordinates directly from WGS 1984 to
local grid without the need of transformation parameters.
• take the distortions of the mapping system into account.
• are an addition to an already defined coordinate system.
Types of CSCS models
The correction values of a CSCS model can be applied at different stages in the coordinate conversion process. Depending on this stage, a CSCS model works differently.
Three types of CSCS models are supported. Their conversion process is as explained in
the following table. Any suitable geoid model can be combined with a geodetic CSCS
model.
Type
Description
Grid
1 Determination of preliminary grid coordinates by applying the specified transformation, ellipsoid and map projection.
2 Determination of the final local grid coordinates by applying a shift
in Easting and Northing interpolated in the grid file of the CSCS
model.
Cartesian
1 Performing the specified transformation.
2 Determination of local cartesian coordinates by applying a 3D shift
interpolated in the grid file of the CSCS model.
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Type
Description
3 Determination of the final local grid coordinates by applying the
specified local ellipsoid and map projection.
Geodetic
1 Determination of local geodetic coordinates by applying a correction
in latitude and longitude interpolated from the file of the CSCS
model.
2 Determination of the final local grid coordinates by applying the
local map projection.
Using a geodetic CSCS model excludes the use of a transformation in a coordinate system.
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Geoid model
Description
GPS operates on the WGS 1984 ellipsoid and all heights obtained by measuring baselines are ellipsoidal heights. Existing heights are usually orthometric heights, also
called height above the geoid, height above mean sea level or levelled height. The
mean sea level corresponds to a surface known as the geoid. The relation between
ellipsoidal height and orthometric height is
Orthometric Height = Ellipsoidal Height - Geoid Separation N
P0
d1
d2
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b
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WGS 1984 ellipsoid
Geoid
P0 Measured point
d1 Ellipsoidal height
d2 Geoid separation N, is negative when the geoid is below
the ellipsoid
N value and geoid model
The geoid separation (N value) is the distance between the geoid and the reference
ellipsoid. It can refer to the WGS 1984 or to the local ellipsoid. It is not a constant
except over maybe small flat areas such as 5 km x 5 km. Therefore it is necessary to
model the N value to obtain accurate orthometric heights. The modelled N values form
a geoid model for an area. With a geoid model attached to a coordinate system, N
values for the measured points can be determined. Ellipsoidal heights can be
converted to orthometric heights and back.
Geoid models are an approximation of the N value. In terms of accuracy, they can vary
considerably and global models in particular should be used with caution. If the accuracy of the geoid model is not known, it can be safer to use local control points with
orthometric heights and apply a transformation to approximate the local geoid.
Geoid field file
The geoid separations in a geoid field file can be used in the field to change between
ellipsoidal and orthometric heights.
Creation:
Extension:
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Export onto a USB Memory device or the internal memory of the
instrument.
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Ntrip
Networked Transport of RTCM via Internet Protocol
• is a protocol streaming real-time corrections over the Internet.
• is a generic protocol based on the Hypertext Transfer Protocol HTTP/1.1.
• is used to send differential correction data or other kinds of streaming data to
stationary or mobile users over the Internet. This process allows simultaneous
computer, laptop, PDA, or instrument connections to a broadcasting host.
• supports wireless Internet access through mobile IP networks like digital cellular
phones or modems.
The Ntrip Server could be the GPS instrument itself. This setup means the GPS instrument is both the Ntrip Source generating the real-time data and also the NTRIP Server
transferring this data to the Ntrip Caster.
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Ntrip and its role in the
Internet
Ntrip Caster
The Ntrip Caster
• is an Internet server handling various data streams to and from the Ntrip Servers
and Ntrip Clients.
• checks the requests from Ntrip Clients and Ntrip Servers to see if they are registered to receive or provide real-time corrections.
• decides whether there is streaming data to be sent or to be received.
Ntrip Client
The Ntrip Client receives data streams. This setup could be, for example a real-time
rover receiving real-time corrections.
In order to receive real-time corrections, the Ntrip Client must first send
• a user ID
• a password
• an identification name, the so-called Mountpoint, from which real-time corrections
are to be received
to the Ntrip Caster.
Ntrip Server
The Ntrip Server transfers data streams.
In order to send real-time corrections, the Ntrip Server must first send
• a password
• an identification name, the so-called Mountpoint, where the real-time corrections
come from
to the Ntrip Caster.
Before sending real-time corrections to the Ntrip Caster for the first time, a registration form must be completed. This form is available from the Ntrip Caster administration centre. Refer to the website of the Ntrip Caster administration centre.
Ntrip Source
The Ntrip Source generates data streams. This setup could be base sending out realtime corrections.
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Ntrip system
components
Ntrip consists of three system components:
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WGS 1984
WGS 1984 is the global geocentric datum to which all GNSS positioning information is
referred to.
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• Ntrip Clients
• Ntrip Servers
• Ntrip Caster
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