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Trimble NetRS Resource Page

Trimble NetRS 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
Trimble NetRS




800 kb

1 GB

3 years

2.25 days

The Trimble NetRS is used throughout the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory Network (PBO).  The NetRS has been discontinued by Trimble but continues to be supported by UNAVCO.  Firmware version 1.3-2 is recommended for all users and can be installed on all NetRS receivers regarless of Warranty Date.

  • Configure via an http interface; no special programming software.

  • Download via the http interface or via ftp; no special downloading software.

  • No ftp push capabilities.

  • No screen; LED lights indicate operating mode.

  • Records L1, L2. Records L2C with firmware v1.1-5 and above. For more information regarding L2C go to:  Trimble NetRS - How to track and log L2C 

  • Data stored on internal compact flash card.

  • Native data format is .T00, or .T01 with firmware 1.2 and above; streams RT17, or RT27 with firmware 1.2 and above.

Trimble Resources

Software and Configuration Files

There is no special software needed for the Trimble NetRS.

  • UNAVCO NetRS configuration file (.cfg)
    This file can be uploaded to the NetRS via its web interface. The receiver will be configured with a static IP address of when the configuration file is enabled.

How to's and FAQ



  • Power Draw Profile for Trimble NetRS and Iridium Systems
    UNAVCO performed a benchtop test to record a high-resolution time history of power consumed by a Trimble NetRS GPS system with Iridium communications.

  • Power Draw Tests
    UNAVCO performed a short benchtop test series to determine the difference in power draw by a Trimble NetRS receiver when connected to three common geodetic GPS antennas.

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Comment by Ali Mansouri on Sun, Oct 20th, 2013 at 6:41 PM
How to connect NETRS to a computer with windows xp and HPB450 radio modem.
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