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Ashtech Micro-Z and Z-12 Resource Page

Ashtech Micro-Z, ICGRS, and Z-12 Resource Page

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Available as special buy
Available on loan
Serviceable at UNAVCO
File Size (24 hr, 15 s)
Time lasts recording at 15 s
Power draw w/ antenna
Time lasts on 18amphr battery
Ashtech MicroZ & ICGRS




3.8 MB
32-128 MB

8 days - 1 month

23 hrs
Ashtech Z-12




1.8 MB

32 MB or less

18 days or less

15 hrs

Ashtech receivers are used mostly in the GGN.

  • Configure using Micro Manager (requires a dongle) or Sharc software or using PASH commands via a hyperterminal. ICGRS can also be configured via a http interface; Z-12 can be configured via the screen.

  • Download using Micro Manager (requires a dongle) or Sharc software, or Ashtech GPS Toolkit.

  • Record L1, L2.

  • Native data format is Ashtech U file.

  • 100 file limit, regardless of file size, on the Micro-Z & ICGRS.

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Comments (4)
Comment by Josejlr2019 on Fri, Jan 25th, 2019 at 8:22 PM
Hola buen dias, Estoy utilizando unos receptores SCA-12 de Ashtech, cuando descargo los datos la fecha no es correcta como lo configuro a la fecha actual
Comment by Elvia on Wed, Sep 23rd, 2015 at 5:42 PM
Hello, good day. I am writing because I have a Ashtech z-12 receiver. I saw information about these devices in your web page. I would like to know, which it is the latest version of firmware for these devices and where can I download it? My receiver has the next configuration identification: S/N: LP03055 OPT: DP12MX---C SLP: SO (11/03/94 12:38) NAV: CC00 (03/12/99 8:24) CHN: 1D02 (11/08/95 11:46) OPT SET: 003 MCF: 104 CFG: ZL--ZL-- Regards, Elvia.
Comment by Naji Talaq on Sun, Apr 12th, 2015 at 7:06 AM
Dear I have Ashtech Z-12-R DGPS Reference Station. where can i get support for this station. It is not working since the battery was replaced. Thanks Naji Talaq
Comment by MR TOUAM SAID, RESEARCHER. National Centre of Spatial techniques. Arzew- Algeria. on Sun, Feb 7th, 2010 at 2:12 PM
We have good GPS Ashtech ZXIII3 Receivers since 15 years but we have difficulties with accessoiries: Antenna cables and Power (battery) cables.Are they avalaible? Where? Many thanks Cordially.
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