Setting up Communication in SonTek RSSL

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In this video, we will review the process of setting up a connection between an ADCP and the SonTek RSSL software. Note: Use of trade names is for descriptive purposes only, and does not imply endorsement by the USGS. For additional videos in this series, visit the following link: https://www2.usgs.gov/humancapital/ecd/hydrotube/hydrotube-ADCP.html
 

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Image Dimensions: 1280 x 720

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Length: 00:01:35

Location Taken: Augusta, ME, US

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Hi my name is Nick Stasulis and I work with the Maine Office of New England Water Science Center. In this video, we will review the process of setting up a connection between an ADCP and the SonTek RSSL software.

The exact process of connecting to the M9/S5 will vary depending on whether you are using Bluetooth, radio modems, the SonTek proprietary radio or direct connect. Given the large number of possibilities when it comes to communication with the M9/S5, we will not cover each scenario in this video. For the purposes of this demonstration, we will assume you have setup the M9 and communication device based on your specific setup.

In my case, I am using a newer style PCM with a SonTek USB radio adapter. In the software, select the Connect to System link at the top of the page under Connection Options. A dialog box will open with the available ADCPs displayed. Select your ADCP from the list and click the Connect button. When the connection is made, the software will change to the System page, which is used to setup a measurement, a process discussed in other videos in this series. You may or may not get warnings once connection is established, as we did in this case. Be sure to address these before data collection.

The RiverSurveyor S5/M9 manual contains much more detail on the process of establishing communication between the ADCP and your computer, including use of the manual connect option.