How Do I Add a New Base DirtMate to My Existing DirtMate Site?


A base DirtMate is installed in a fixed location acting as a reference for the roving DirtMates. If the existing base DirtMate on the site needs to be moved and/or replaced, then it needs to be updated by using the app to add a new base DirtMate 

Adding a new base DirtMate to your existing site

The base DirtMate should be installed in a location that has a clear view of the sky in all directions, so it can connect to a Network Gateway, and won’t be disturbed.

1. Open the DirtMate app, go to the Site tab on the bottom bar, and select the new site (on the top bar) to update the base DirtMate.

2. Tap on the gear icon in the top right corner to access the Site Settings. In the Base Coordinates section, tap on EDIT.

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3. Select the DirtMate from the list that you want to activate as the base.

4. Turn the new base DirtMate on. The power LED will illuminate, and if in the sun (or plugged in), it will blink indicating that it is charging. The network LED will blink slowly as it connects to the Network Gateway and then rapidly as it begins to transmit data.

5. Choose either of these two methods to obtain the coordinates of the new base DirtMate:

  • Manually enter coordinates
    • Measure the base DirtMate center divot with your site RTK rover and enter the coordinates to use.
    • Tap “Save and Retrieve Coordinates” to update the location. It will take the system a few hours to process the coordinates.

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  • Propeller Corrections Network

    • For sites within the network with a global coordinate system, we can process the data from the reference against our corrections network to obtain the base coordinates.

    • Tap “Save and Retrieve Coordinates” to update the location. It will take the system a few hours to process the coordinates.

If your site uses local coordinates, the app will not display the option for using the Propeller Corrections Network.


I still can't do it!

We wrote these articles to equip you with everything you need to get the job done on your own, but we understand that sometimes this isn't sufficient.

If you're stuck, the Propeller support team may be able to help. You can contact our support team by emailing sitesupport@propelleraero.com.au or by clicking the support tab on the top-right corner of the portal.