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

David Schwartz davids at webmaster.com
Fri Feb 11 19:46:12 UTC 2005

"Ivor Jones" <ivor at despammed.invalid> wrote in message 
news:374g4cF5b3e1sU1 at individual.net...

> Ok, but it does seem to me to be a case of using a sledgehammer to crack a 
> walnut..!

    Not at all!

> GPS provides for so much more than merely a time server.

    Nevertheless, it is now the world standard for time synchronization.

> If it's experimentation you want, it's possible to modify one of the many 
> off-air MSF or WWV etc. clocks and use that to set a PC's time by use of 
> some very simple software and a minimal hardware interface. I still have 
> the details somewhere of one I had to keep an old DOS PC synchronised to 
> MSF.

    Which of these works everyplace you have a view of the sky and can keep 
time to an accuracy of better than one microsecond?


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