Contact Us

Today, Ripon Farm Services offer a range of receivers and correction signal to suit any requirement and any equipment.

What are your options?

Firstly, receivers are offered either as universal, enabling transfer between equipment or as integrated within a machine. Each option has benefits, dependent on need, the flexibility of a universal unit or the security of integration.

Both units receive GPS information which when linked with applications help deliver results, whatever the job.

How does correction signalling help?

One word, accuracy. We know every centimetre matters, correction signal will further benefit when spreading, cutting or cultivating. Base level accuracy is measured within 15cm but upgrades to SF3 will create accuracy within 3cm and can be stored for 9 months, while RTK is accurate within 2cm and can be stored indefinitely.

What is RTK and how can it help me?

RTK stands for Real Time Kinematics. 

A receiver capable of RTK takes in the signals from satellites along with a correction stream from a base station to achieve 2cm positional accuracy. 

The RFS RTK network is a service that we provide, with our correction stream being broadcast through an internet server and being picked up on the machine via a modem and the mobile phone network. 

Our base stations stretch from Stockton to Louth, across to Keighley and Hull. All our base stations are surveyed together to create a network where the receiever will automatically connect to the nearest base, without any lines or boundaries moving. 

The RFS RTK correction can be configured to be used with all major GPS brands.

If you're interested in this service, please contact our Technology team using the options below.

New Model: SF7000

New for 2023! The SF7000 reciever tracks more satellite constellations than previous models and has a 73% reduction in pull-in time. 


  • Free
  • 15cm accuracy
  • 15min repeatability


  • Subscription based, no activation required
  • 2.5cm accuracy
  • 5 year repeatability


  • 1 time RTK unlock
  • 2cm accuracy
  • Long term repeatability
  • RTK radio or mobile required


Generations of John Deere Receivers

  • Original StarFire SF2

    • Horizontal pass-to-pass accuracy: +/- 10cm (4 in). 
    • Pull-in time: Less than 90 minutes
    • GNSS constellations: GPS

    This model is fully retired and no longer supported.



  • Original StarFire iTC SF2

    • Horizontal pass-to-pass accuracy: +/- 10cm (4 in.)
    • Pull-in time: Less than 90 minutes
    • GNSS constellations: GPS

    Egnos only for variable rate and documentation (subject to software version).

  • StarFire 3000 SF2

    • Horizontal pass-to-pass accuracy: +/-5 cm (2 in.)
    • Pull-in time: Less than 90 minutes
    • GNSS constellations: GPS + GLONAS

    Supports SF2 ready and RTK ready activations. SF2 subscriptions available in 1, 3 or 12 month periods. 

  • StarFire 6000 SF3

    • Horizontal pass-to-pass accuracy: +/- 3cm (1.2 in.)
    • Pull-in time: Less than 30 minutes
    • GNSS constellations: GPS + GLONASS

    Supports SF3 ready and RTK ready activations. SF3 subscriptions available in 1, 3 or 12 month periods.

  • StarFire 7000 SF-RTK

    • Horizontal pass-to-pass accuracy: +/-2.5 cm (1 in.)
    • Pull-in time: Less than 8 minutes
    • GNSS constellations: GPS + GLONASS + Galileo + BeiDou

    Supports RTK ready permanent license. SF-RTK subscriptions available in 3 month, 1 year or 3 year periods. 

How can we help?

Our Technology team is on hand 7 days a week. Contact us today to learn how technology can deliver for you:

Explore the Possibilities

We offer technology to maximise both your equipment and land, find out more about what we offer.

  • 0
  • 0

Thank you for signing up to our newsletter

Return to Ripon Farm Services