[ntp:questions] Re: Good GPS for attic?
pklos at osmium.mv.net
Fri Feb 11 18:31:37 UTC 2005
In article <01c5104a$fbc05f40$7551b80a at david-lee>, David Lee <dl at dl> wrote:
>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.)
>How about a re-radiating antenna on the roof feeding your existing GPS -
>route the cable under a tile or under the eaves like a TV aerial lead.
Can you recommend one and suggest a ball park price range?
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