New Base Station Reservation

This page is used to create a New Reservation for your Base Station on
The email that you provide will not be shared with others, nor will we use it to market at you.

The process below will create a reservation for the Base Station mountPt Name that you enter enabling you to send data from your own Base Station and NTRIP Server to the RTK2go NTRIP Caster machine. You may create as many mountPt registrations as you will need within reason, but above 2 or more we may ask why or for a donation (see below), and yes – they may all be registered under the same name and email.  However each registered mountPt name must be unique within the RTK2go Caster, and at present this is checked by hand.  You cannot use the same reservation to send in data for two machines at the same time.  You can connect as many end users (NTRIP Clients) as you wish to any data stream you find here.  There is no need to register NTRIP Clients (data users) on this system.

You will receive a copy of the below form by email a few moments after you submit it.  You must reply to that email within 48 hours (just once).  Note: Your Base Station will not be registered if you do not reply to the registration email.  This will be followed a final email with your registration details (the log-on password for the registered name).  Simple or silly passwords (Halo, 1234, etc.) are not allowed. In time you will use this password to manage your connection account, so choose a good one.  Your end users do not need this password, only you do to setup your Base Station connection.  The registration process typically takes under 8 hours to complete, somewhat longer on weekends.  And using the temp password below you can start sending in data immediately.

It is essential that we have your correct eMail address so we can inform you when the SNIP Caster on the RTK2go machine has detected problems in your corrections stream.  This allows us to provide you with an error report so assist you to correct the issue rather then have your IP address banned for some period of time.  And the use of short-term or temporary emails for registration is not allowed.  Such emails are rejected.

Forgot your password?
Need to change some detail about an existing reservation?
Just ping us at support[@]
and we can resend to you.

    Registration Details --- ---

    This email will only be used in three ways. #1: To confirm your reservation details, #2: To contact you when log-in or data problems are seen by the Caster with your Base Station Connection, and #3: To provide weekly usage summaries (if you opt-in to this). A valid email is required to register and send in data. No registration is required by your end users to connect and obtain data.

    NTRIP Set Up Details --- ---

    The mount point (mountPt) is the unique name your data stream will appear under. Others will use this name to select your data stream. Please enter only ASCII characters. Do not start the name with the letter "A" - that is not allowed. Select a short (4~20 char) name that will make sense to your users. Do not use common names such as 'Base' for this. Capitalization matters in this field, no white space is allowed, and no special chars are allowed. Only [A-Z,a-z,0-9,-,_], and the name must start with a letter.

    This is the unique password associated with your mountPt and you will use it to connect and sent data (4~20 char). If left blank, one will be provided for you by return email. Passwords which match the mountPt name will NOT be accepted. DO NOT share this with others. Your end users (NTRIP Clients) do not need this to connect.

    Leave set to 'Auto Parse' if not known. The Caster will auto-parse the data stream and if RTCM content is found, it will create suitable entries for you. If you are not sending some form of RTCM messages, please select the format. If your NTRIP Server SW provides a Caster Entry when connecting, that data will be used.

    NTRIP Protocol to Use (required)

    Leave set to 'NTRIP Rev1' if not known.
    Over >95% of all connections use Rev1. A reservation requires you to declare which connection style you will use to send in data. If you are using a higher end GNSS (Trimble, Leica, Topcon, Hemisphere, etc.) you will probably use NTRIP Rev2. If you have an L1-only device (some Ublox units) or are using software from RTKLIB, RTK Explorer, or Reach, you will probably use NTRIP Rev1. Requests for Rev2 reservations which match a similar Rev1 mountPt reservation will NOT be accepted. [If you wish to test various types of NTRIP connections, please download a free copy of SNIP for your own use. The RTK2go node is not intended for software testing.] When connecting to get data (as an NTRIP Client) the SNIP NTRIP Caster will accept either connection type automatically.

    Please provide a short user log-on name for use with the password you entered above. The NTRIP Rev2 connection requires both a user name and a password. Rev1 does not use user names. Enter only [A-Z,a-z,0-9,-,_], and must start with a letter.

    What is the name of the local town/city/region for your Base? Enter only ASCII characters. Cyrillic, Polish, Japanese, etc. are not supported alphabets in NTRIP.

    Enter the full name if you are not sure of the code. Enter only ASCII characters. Cyrillic, Polish, Japanese, etc. are not supported alphabets in NTRIP.

    Optional Settings (select to use)

    Fixed IP Value
    What is the IP address your data will come from? Enter in the form

    This MountPT will be Hidden in the NTRIP Caster table, users must know its name to connect to it.

    Base Station Gross Lat & Long
    Provide the gross location of the Base Station in the format DD.dd Please recall that 'to the West' is negative. This information is used by the NTRIP Clients to locate nearby Stations. If left blank, and RTCM style messages are being sent, the Caster will decode this from the data stream and fill it in for you. If in doubt, leave it blank.

    Misc. Details --- ---

    How Did You Learn About the RTK2go Open NTRIP Caster Service?

    Once you have submitted, you will quickly receive a copy of your request by email (<30 seconds).

    You must reply to this email in 24 hours to have your reservation processed.

    This will be followed by a reply email with the permanent assigned password for your Base Station to use when activated by our support staff.

    Also Important: After you register:
    Use the temp password WEEK2314x until you get a reply email back.

    If you provided your own password:  Please do not use your password to attempt to connect until your registration is confirmed with a reply email – use the temp one above.  The temp password requires you to connect using a NTRIP Rev1 style.  Repeated connection attempts using a non-working password can lead to your IP being temporarily banned before your registration is processed.  And of course, using the above temp password without ever bothering to register can also lead to your mountPt and/or your IP being banned. Please use this resource responsibly.

    NOTE: Your Base Station name will not appear in the NTRIP Caster tables unless it is actively connected and sending data.  There are over seven thousand base stations registered with this machine; and only ~10% of them are active at any given time.  When your Base first connects, you may see the word “PENDING” in its Caster table entry during the initial ~200 seconds while the Caster performs an analysis of the message contents.  Your NTRIP Client devices can connect to the Base Station as soon as it has connected to the Caster. Please be sure your NTRIP Client devices use a valid email as the user name to avoid being rejected.


    Additional Supporting Details from the SNIP Knowledge Base

    • (article) How to read a mountPt string
    • (article) Reservations, why use them
    • (article) Using the Status Command to check on your Base Station
    • (article) Various common reasons that can cause a user (data sender or consumer) to be banned due to abuse
    • (article) Obtaining Reservations on a private commercial Caster [Of interest to commercial users]

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