The new R780 replaces the Trimble SPS986 GNSS Smart Antenna. The R780 continues the line of rugged and reliable smart antennas that customers have come to expect with the Trimble SPS985 and SPS986 GNSS Smart Antennas. Minor changes have been made to bring the receiver into the “R” platform of Trimble GNSS receivers, e.g., Trimble R750 GNSS Modular Receiver.


These changes include: 

  1. Different housing colors to easily distinguish from its predecessors.
  2. Updated Model naming
  3. All accessories for the SP986 are compatible with the R780. No changes have been made to the battery, lemo port, or radio antenna connectors.