Configure YB

YB Transmission and Configuration Details

In the Configure YB window the following information is displayed:

Last Configuration Command

Displays date/time of your tracker's last configuration command.

Last Transmission

Displays date/time of your tracker's last transmission. This includes any messages, mailbox checks, Yblog posts, social media posts, position reports and alerts.

YB Battery

The status of your tracker's battery at the time of its last transmission.

Transmission Frequency

This drop-down menu allows you to set your tracker's Transmission Frequency

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YBlog - Transmission Frequency

Calculating Credit Use

Each position transmitted from your trackers costs 1 credit. The table below shows the number of credits used in a 24-hour period at the different transmission rate options.

Frequency

Positions in 24hr Period

5 Minutes

288

10 Minutes

144

15 Minutes

96

20 Minutes

72

30 Minutes

48

Hourly

24

90 Minutes

16

2 Hours

12

4 Hours

6

6 Hours

4

8 Hours

3

12 Hours

2

When setting the Transmission Frequency keep in mind that:

  • Shorter transmission frequencies cost more credits and use up more battery.
  • Longer transmission frequencies are more cost effective and battery friendly, but may not send information back or receive messages as often as you'd like. You may have to rely on manual transmissions.

What Time Does a Unit Automatically Transmit?

The transmission frequency is based on midnight (00:00) UTC. If the tracker is set to 12 hour tracking, then it will transmit at 00:00 and mid-day (12:00) UTC. If the tracker is set to 8 hour tracking, then it will transmit at 00:00 UTC, 08:00 UTC, and 16:00 UTC.

Being in a different time zone or daylight saving time does not affect when a transmission is placed, it is always scheduled using UTC.

YB3 Users

When YB3s are not connected to external power, commands/messages are only received during automatically scheduled transmissions.

For example, if the tracker is set to 12-hour transmissions and you send a new transmission figuration at 08:00 UTC from the YBlog back-end, the YB3 will not receive that command and change configuration until 12 am UTC.

When YB3s are connected to external power, commands/messages are sent/received immediately.

YB3i Users

If you own a YB3i, and it is externally powered, commands/messages are sent/received immediately.