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

David Schwartz davids at webmaster.com
Wed Feb 16 11:11:59 UTC 2005


"John Pettitt" <jpp at cloudview.com> wrote in message 
news:8F6Pd.6422$m31.77104 at typhoon.sonic.net...

> On my home net I set up GPS time because I wanted to see how cheaply I 
> could do it ($350 emachines computer, $85 GPS18 LV, freebsd and about $5 
> of connectors).   I could have done it for under $120 with a used 486 box.

    You need at least a Pentium because the '486 does not have a TSC 
(instruction cycle counter). The TSC is absolutely essential to keeping 
accurate time.

    DS





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