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July 25th, 2023: OmniStar CONNA Transition to AMSAT

Filed under: General

OmniStar CONNA beam will be decommissioned and stop broadcasting on September 30, 2023. The AMSAT beam will take over for OmniStar VBS, XP, G2, and HP corrections services.

Depending on the receiver being used, firmware version, and/or configuration, the receiver may automatically switch to the AMSAT beam. If not, users will need to change the frequency to AMSAT (1545.9375) by September 30, 2023.

This move to the AMSAT beam for users of the VBS service will also experience a datum change from NAD83 to ITRF2020 (current epoch). This datum shift will result in a position shift of approximately 1 – 1.5 meters in North America. OmniStar XP, G2, and HP will not have a datum shift.

Should you have any questions, please contact us.