[ntp:questions] Sure gps looses all sattelite fixes

Ron Frazier (NTP) timekeepingntplist at c3energy.com
Thu Mar 15 13:26:01 UTC 2012

On 3/15/2012 1:50 AM, Chris Albertson wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 10:21 PM, David J Taylor
> <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid>  wrote:
>> "unruh"<unruh at invalid.ca>  wrote in message
>> news:wf78r.33384$kv1.26206 at newsfe03.iad...
>> []
>>> Just wanted to report here. I switched the antennae on the two Sure GPS
>>> I have. Both worked fine for about 4 days, and suddenly the antenna that
>>> had failed before failed again-- no sattelites found.
>>> So, I am sure it is the antenna that is failing.
>>> Sure has said that they will send me a new one, but it has not arrived
>>> yet.
>> I've had this happen with GPS antennas from UK suppliers as well.  They are
>> consumer level items, so the odd failure is not unknown.  The supplier
>> replaced the item without question, although they may wanted the failed unit
>> back.
> Look at item 180518378555 on eBay.  These are very well built and not
> expensive.   They mount to a 3/4 inch iron pipe flange with four
> machine screws.
> Inside the plastic radome is a helix antenna and an RF amp.   The
> pointed shape keeps birds, ice and whatever off the antenna.   There
> is an o-ring seal between the radome and the aluminum base plate  The
> cable and it's connector can fit inside a waterproof 3/4 inch pipe.
> I'd expect it to last for decades, or until struck by lightening.
> Chris Albertson
> Redondo Beach, California

Is that unit compatible with the Sure board?  Wouldn't you need some 
sort of antenna connector adapter?  Will the Sure board provide power to it?




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