John Deere RTK Radio 900
Base stations using John Deere RTK Radio 900 are very easy to set up for several reasons:
The John Deere RTK Radio 900 operates in the 902-MHz to 928-MHz frequency range. This range does not require a license from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), so the base station can be set up anywhere as long as it does not broadcast more than 4 W of power.
For more information on FCC regulations of the 902-MHz to 928-MHz range, visit www.fcc.gov or talk to a local John Deere dealer.
Mobile base station configuration
Permanent base station configuration
A John Deere RTK Radio 900 base station can be used in a mobile setup or mounted permanently to a building, concrete silo, or radio tower. Depending on the operation, either type of mounting can be used:
- Mobile base station
- Fields are spread out and one base station cannot cover all of the ground
- For producers in areas with hilly terrain and lots of foliage where a permanent base station would not provide adequate coverage
- Situations where accuracy is needed, but not repeatability
- Permanent base station
- Producers in areas with flat terrain and little foliage where a permanent base station would provide adequate coverage in a large region
- Multiple tractors in different fields could use the same base station instead of purchasing a second one
- Situations where accuracy and repeatability are needed
Repeater diagram with Repeater (1) and RTK Base Station (2)
If a producer using RTK discovers a signal hole where the signal is lacking, a repeater radio can be easily set up to help fill the gap.