[ntp:questions] NTP on local networks

David Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Wed Aug 1 04:46:26 UTC 2012

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> From: questions-bounces+p.kennedy=fugro.com.au at lists.ntp.org
> [mailto:questions-bounces+p.kennedy=fugro.com.au at lists.ntp.org] On
> Behalf Of Charles Elliott
> Sent: Wednesday, 1 August 2012 8:26 AM
> To: 'Will Shackleford'; questions at lists.ntp.org
> Subject: Re: NTP on local networks
> Unruh had the correct advice: Buy a (cheap) GPS device for a master
> clock and propagate the correct time.  If something is worth doing, it
> is worth doing right.  Become a force, develop a reputation, for
> progress, one of the foundations of Western Civilization.
> The new BU-353, not the old one you can find for about $30, but the one
> that costs about $42, at USGlobalSat.com will do the job within a half
> second or better, and it is trivial to set up.  All you need is a free
> USB port and a window, or preferably a thin roof, that faces the
> satellites. The Sure (search for Sure Electronics) GPS demo board is
> supposed to give much more accurate time, but it is a pain to set up.
> There are beaucoup people on this list that know a lot more about GPS
> clocks than I and most are willing to help, if you just ask.  Meinberg
> at www.meinberg.de sells lots of very accurate clocks, and there are
> several other places like it.  Search for GPS clocks or NTP clocks.
> Charles Elliott

This post never made it to the newsgroup, so perhaps the gateway is 
stuck or very slow?

I have information on my Web site on the easy-to-use Sure GPS, as well 
as the low-cost Garmin GPS 18x LVC.


Mine are using simple puck antennas, indoors, on the top floor of a 
two-storey building.  Be aware that USB-connected devices will give far 
less accuracy than serial-port connected ones, but may be adequate if 
"half-a second" is all you need.
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu

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