Survey Measurements

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RD8200 locator models are capable of recording up to 1000 survey measurement records to internal memory. When a measurement is taken and saved, the RD8200 locator will store the most relevant measurements taken and information, such as:

  • Log number
  • Current
  • Gain
  • Depth
  • Signal
  • Phase
  • Frequency
  • GPS location (8200G model only or when paired to GPS compatible devices)

These measurements, taken at specific points indicated by you, can be used to report and map all your findings.

If the locator is a GPS model or if paired to an Android device running RD Map™ the locator will append position and time information to the data.

NOTE: The internal GPS module needs to be switched on and connected to the GPS satellite system.

 

Saving measurements

To save survey measurements, press the survey measurements key.png key.

To achieve accurate results the locator must be kept as still as possible during the saving process.

The locator will always save measurements to internal memory. If Bluetooth is switched on and the Bluetooth survey measurements transmission is activated, the locator will also attempt to send the saved measurement to a paired device running a compatible application. 

If your paired device is out of reach, or if its Bluetooth features are disabled, the locator will display an error code. To avoid these errors disable the Bluetooth survey measurements transmission or ensure that your device is within range and correctly paired.

NOTE: A flashing depth and / or current reading display means that the measurement is poor and should be taken again. Poor readings may be caused by nearby conductors or sources of electromagnetic interference.

 

Pairing to an Android device

On the locator:

  1. Press the power key.png key to enter the menu.
  2. Press the up arrow.png or down arrow.png keys to select SMLOG menu.
  3. Press the antenna key.png key to enter the SMLOG menu.
  4. Scroll up or down to the PAIR menu.
  5. Press the frequency key.png key and the locator will be ready for your compatible device.

On your Android device:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Bluetooth.
  2. Ensure that Bluetooth connectivity is switched on.
  3. Scan for a new device to add to the list of paired devices.
  4. Select the 82(G)-xxxx device.
  5. If asked for a passkey, enter 1234.

 

Survey measurement transmission over Bluetooth

When using the Bluetooth connection on the RD8200, the Bluetooth module is by default kept in Off mode. This can help to increase the locator battery life and in some applications reduce potential interference from the Bluetooth module.

The RD8200 locator provides users with the option to set the Bluetooth module to On or Off. In the ON position the Bluetooth module will be permanently ready to send data, which can help to speed up the transfer times compared to that of modules set to STANDBY mode

To change the Bluetooth communication channel:

  1. Press the power key.png key to enter the menu.
  2. Press the up arrow.png or down arrow.pngkeys to select SMLOG menu.
  3. Press the antenna key.png key to enter the SMLOG menu.
  4. Scroll up or down to the COM menu.
  5. Press the up arrow.png or down arrow.png keys to select ON or OFF.
  6. Press the frequency key.pngkey to confirm your choice.
  7. Press the frequency key.png key to make the selection and return to the main menu.

 

Erasing measurements

The RD8200 locator allows you to delete all measurements. Erasing the survey measurements will wipe the RD8200 memory and is usually recommended when you begin a new survey and you have saved your previous measurements.

warning icon.pngWARNING! Erasing measurements cannot be undone! Proceed with caution!

To erase all stored measurements:

  1. Press the power key.png key to enter the menu.
  2. Press the up arrow.png or down arrow.png keys to select SMLOG menu.
  3. Press the antenna key.png key to enter the SMLOG menu.
  4. Press the up arrow.png or down arrow.pngkeys to select the DATA menu.
  5. Press the antenna key.png key to enter the DATA menu.
  6. Press the up arrow.png or down arrow.pngkeys to select the DEL.
  7. Press the antenna key.png key to enter the DEL menu.
  8. Press the up arrow.png or down arrow.png keys to select YES.
  9. Press the frequency key.png key to make the selection and return to the main menu.

 

Retrieving all survey measurements via Bluetooth

Survey measurements stored in the locator’s memory can be transferred wirelessly to a compatible Android device running RD Map for post survey analysis.

To Obtain RD Map

  1. On your Android device open Google’s Play Store.
  2. Search for RD Map by Radiodetection Ltd.
  3. Install the app.

Refer to the RD Map operation manual for more info on how to retrieve stored survey measurements.

 

Retrieving all survey measurements via USB

Stored data can also be transferred using the USB connection to the RD Manager Online software package to be analyzed by the software’s built-in Survey measurements capabilities.

Refer to the RD Manager Online operation manual for more info on how to retrieve stored survey measurements.

RD Manager Online’s Survey measurements functionality can be used for post survey analysis,

interface to Google Earth® and easy export to GIS / mapping systems.

NOTE: RD Manager Online is compatible with PCs running Windows 10 64 bit.

To obtain RD Manager Online:

 

Troubleshooting

Successful wireless communication depends on a number of factors including: battery life, electromagnetic interference, device memory and physical obstructions.

Ensure that the RD8200 locator and any other compatible wireless device is sufficiently charged for wireless communication.

Excessive electromagnetic interference can limit the range of wireless communication and / or corrupt data.

The RD8200 locator must be within 10m (30ft) from the compatible paired device to maintain a wireless connection.

Resetting connections

If you experience problems with the RD8200 wireless Bluetooth technology features, Radiodetection recommends resetting the connection and then pairing your device again.

To reset the wireless Bluetooth connections:

  1. Press the power key.png key to enter the menu.
  2. Scroll to the SMLOG menu using the up arrow.png or down arrow.pngkeys.
  3. Press the antenna key.png key to enter the SMLOG menu.
  4. Scroll up or down to the RESET menu.
  5. Press the antenna key.png key to enter the RESET menu.
  6. Select YES using the up arrow.png or down arrow.png keys.
  7. Press the antenna key.png key to enter the iLOC menu.
  8. Re-pair your devices. 

 

Bluetooth error codes

If an error occurs when during any Bluetooth communication between the locator and the compatible device, the locator’s LCD will display a code to help you resolve the problem.

 

The codes are as follows:

BT Code

Description

BT001

Bluetooth not configured for this unit

BT002

Internal Bluetooth error

BT004

Locator not paired with PCPDA

BT005

Paired but connection attempt failed. Power cycling may be required

BT009

Corrupt response received from paired device

BT010

Transmission to paired device failure

 

 

 

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