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How to Set Up RTK with Hammer Missions

Updated: Jun 15, 2023


RTK can revolutionise the way you collect data in the field and is now an integral component in some of the most popular survey drones including the DJI M300 and DJI Phantom 4 RTK

RTK stands for Real-Time Kinematic and is a technique used to increase the accuracy of GNSS positions using a fixed base station that remotely sends out data to a moving receiver

Here at Hammer Missions we have integrated RTK with our Hammer App to give you an all-in-one solution for high-quality data collection.

In this tutorial, we will explain how to set up RTK with Hammer Missions


Setting up RTK can only be managed from inside the Hammer App and not the Hammer Hub

1. iOS APP

Custom RTK
  • Open the Hammer App and select your mission file. In the bottom right-hand corner select the spanner icon, highlighted below in red.

  • When the settings menu opens select RTK at the top of the page, highlighted below in red.

  • This opens the RTK menu. To enable RTK make sure the Enable to use RTK toggle is switched to on

  • Tap RTK Service Type to bring up the sub menu.

  • Once the sub menu has opened select Custom Network Service

  • This will give you the option to input your Custom Network RTK details you would have received when you purchased your licence. These details will include: URL, Port, Username and Password.

  • Once you have updated the details press Connect Network RTK to connect to the RTK Network.

Please note that you must have a solid mobile or wireless network connection to ensure that your Network RTK stays connected during the mission.

2. Smart Controller App

The process for setting up network RTK on Android Smart Controllers is very similar to iOS, with the only difference that DJI Pilot 2 app is not required at all for both network RTK or base station RTK mode.

To setup network or base station RTK in our Smart Controller App, please tap the gear icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and then tap 'RTK Setting'.

Base Station Mode (D-RTK2)

  • Position and power on your D-RTK2

  • Open the DJI Pilot App on your controller and open the RTK menu then select RTK Service Type to D-RTK2

  • The D-RTK2 and the drone should now begin the process of converging and the middle light on the DRTK2 Base Station should turn from flashing orange to solid green to indicate that RTK is ready.

  • If everything is connected correctly and the RTK is in its ready state you should see RTK Status: In use

  • If there is an issue with the connection or the RTK is still converging you will see RTK Status: Not In Use

And that is how you set up Custom RTK and RTK with the D-RTK2 using Hammer Missions...

For further information on RTK please see our post:


In this guide, we looked at how to set up RTK with Hammer Missions

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- The Hammer Team


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