Configuring TSIP/TAIP/NMEA

The DOS program TSIPCHAT is used to configure the receiver to the desired settings. This includes changing languages, configuring options for each language, and also storing the data collected.

1. The first step in accessing TSIPCHAT is getting to the DOS command window. Click on Start, then Run.

2. Enter comand when the popup arrives and hit OK.

3. Then, you have to know what the path is too the program TSIPCHAT. In other words, the names of folders to the program you want to access. Also, DOS does not accept more than 8 characters, or spaces. So if there are more than 8 characters in the file name, type six, then finish off the folder/document with ~1. so Program Files becomes Progra~1. But the folder TSIP is valid. No ~1 is necessary. Ex: C:\Progra~1\Trimble\Lassen~1\782Too~1\TSIPDOS\

4. Next, if the GPS unit is attached to Com 1 of the computer, you have to finish off the command file with TSIPCHAT -c1. Otherwise, it is TSIPCHAT -c2.

5. Once this program is open (you will be able to tell by the blue header), you can access the commands by typing the question mark. This will give you a list of commands from which you can choose. Those that are gray are also accessible.

6. TSIP is the language that the GSP unit should be set on. In order to configure a variety of options, including baud rate and languages, simply hit U.

7. By hitting the space bar, you can cycle through the different options. "Command:" should be the first thing you see. Hit space until the setting is at "Set <1>"; then hit enter.

8. Next, hit space until the port that the serial cable is plugged into shows up. The options are Port 1, Port 2, or Current Port. Then hit enter.

9. The next option is for the baud rate. I used 9600. The input and output baud rates should be equal. The baud rate depends on how much information you wish to send. More information requires a higher baud rate.

10. There is only one option for the next question. Choose 8 and hit enter.

11. The Parity option should be NONE. Hit enter.

12. The Stop Bit should be 1. Hit enter.

13. Protocol In and Protocol Out are the next two options. TSIP, TAIP, and NMEA all have their advantages and disadvantages. Simply choose the one you want and hit enter.

14. When asked if you want to set the serial port, hit y, meaning yes.

This about wraps up the configuration section. For each language that you want changed, simply go to U, and go throught the options again until you have reached the language you want. More information on calibrating the settings each language possesses in the Output sections.