After you install ArcPad on your Trimble Geo Explorer and then install Trimble GPS Correct the default settings are:
- Protocol: Trimble GPS Correct
- Port: COM3:TSIP Serial port
- Baud: 9600
The Internal “GPS COM” Ports and Baud rates will be different with a Nomd, Juno and Yuma as those are “SIRF” GPS chips not Trimble GPS chips so there is no need to do the following steps.
One thing when using a Trimble Geo Explorer with ArcPad/GPS Correct is that the “Parity” needs to be changed to “Odd” by default it is set to “None”.
In ArcPad: Click on the GPS Drop down arrrow below the GPS Symbol then click on GPS Preferences.
You will see a grey serial cable – click on this.
Then Click on “None” and change the Parity settings to “ODD”:
This will improve your GPS Connection within ArcPad running on a Trimble Geo Explorer and you should not see issues with GPS redraw (Error Code 5) or random GPS disconnect.