[ntp:questions] Good GPS for attic?

W. D. WD at US-Webmasters.com
Fri Feb 11 17:48:25 UTC 2005

At 08:44 2/11/2005, Jonathan Sturges wrote:
>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.)

This one works for me:


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