Hemisphere GPS has added a 400-megahertz (MHz) long-range RTK radio as an option for Outback Guidance RTK systems, effectively more than doubling the operating distance between the base station and rover.

Typical radios in a GPS base station and rover setup limit the distance from the base station to the rover to about 6 miles. With the new long-range radio, the base-station-to-rover connection can be extended to as much as 18 miles, says Jeff Farrar, director of marketing, agriculture, for Hemisphere GPS.

"Adding long-range radio functionality to Outback A220 and A221 GNSS receivers further enhances the ability of farmers to get more done in less time, especially for large-scale farmers,” Farrar says.

The 400-MHz long-range radio is currently available in Outback A220 and A221 receivers, both as new units and upgrades. The suggested retail price for each 400-MHz radio is $1,500. An A220 rover receiver with the long-range radio retails for $6,995. The A221 base station with the new radio option retails for $7,995. For more information, visit www.outbackguidance.com.