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GISJoel
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Let the jokes begin.  I can take it, but would like some sage surveying advice.

I lent out our SX10 to a remote field location, and get the sat phone call.... "Where's the prism?".  Ooops.  Bad move on my part.

Q. Whats the best approach in the field without a prism?  Using the SX10, 1"gun for scanning and tieing in cloud to cloud registration in the field for topo.  Got rods and R8 receivers, but no Trimble R10 360 prism.  No chance to go home and get it. How to make the most of this rookie mistake?

Joel

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christ lambrecht
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Forget the sx10 and use the R8’s to RTK as much as possible.

if needed RTK some station points, set up the Sx10 on one point, take a backsite on the gps rod on another know point with hor angle only an scan from there.

repeat as needed

succes!

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GISJoel
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Chris,

Excellent.  The R8's were used to set coordinates, but suggestion for angle only is the trick we needed. 

Williwaw - No we remembered the radio's (HA) but the surveyor vests are tough to suggest to our guys and gals who wear only green!  I do like the suggestion of the tape and will wrap our rods before the next trip as a backup.  The DR on the SX10 is amazing and the wireless comms on the TSC7's allow us to control the gun from the points.

R.J. - Our only prisms are the R10 360's.

Thanks guys.

Joel

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Williwaw
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My S6 loves to track the reflective tape on my vest. Maybe pull a MacGyver and cut some off a vest and mount to the range pole for a passive prism? Won't track like an active 360, but should give a return once in the cross hairs. You'd likely need someone at the gun to help it get and stay on the target so hope you didn't forget the radios as well.

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R.J. Schneider
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The remote field office doesn't own a standard -30mm prism they could use for everything they can't scan.

Access should let you specify a prism. It's not as easy as using a 360° prism, it should still work.

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A Harris
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I got a prism target on my gammon reel.

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