[ntp:questions] Re: Good GPS for attic?

Ivor Jones ivor at despammed.invalid
Fri Feb 11 17:44:14 UTC 2005

Jonathan Sturges wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking to use a GPS receiver as an inexpensive reference clock
> for an xntpd time server.  I'd like to leave the GPS in my attic for
> convenience and asthetics.
> A while back I bought a Radio Shack DigiTraveller GPS for this
>  purpose. It's ideal on almost all counts except that it can't keep
> a consistent lock from my attic.  It's close though (maybe if I
> could mount it above the insulation that would help).
> Can anyone recommend another inexpensive GPS that might be more
> sensitive?  I don't want fancy, just plain-jane with a serial port
> that can spit out NMEA strings for xntpd.  PPS would also be nice,
> but I'd be happy without it too.  (I'm mostly doing this to have a
> time reference for household computers, and also just the
> experience of setting this up.  Fantastic precision would be nice
> but certainly not required for this particular project.)

Why does it have to be a GPS..? If you only want it for a PC time 
reference, why not use one of the many free ntp servers..?


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