[ntp:questions] THunderbolt monitor/control on Win7 ? More...

Dave Baxter spam at goes.nowhere.com
Mon Jul 29 16:40:19 UTC 2013

In article <ksu3bs$bdc$1 at dont-email.me>, david-
taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid says...
> On 26/07/2013 13:38, Dave Baxter wrote:
> []
> > Info.  Running LH over the VPN (home box running the LH server) and
> > setting it's properties in the OS (on this box, XP SP3) to run in Win95
> > compatable mode, also turning off "advanced text input services" for
> > this program, now the "hit space for help" works.
> >
> > I've done a 's' and entered a reasonable position value, and now it
> > (instantly!) sees a load more sat's, so on the way to sorting things.
> >
> > Might help others perhaps.
> >
> > Regards.
> >
> > Dave B.
> Good to hear of progress, Dave.  Yes, post a summary when you're done as 
> it may well help others.

A little more info.

The T'Bolt has been running well since the above tweak.  Even though the 
antenna is in the roof space (along with other GPS RX's etc) surrounded 
by building steelwork, it seems to "see" a good proporion of the sky OK.  
I kicked off a site survey and left it to sort itself out, it seems 
happy now.

As to the controlability of LH on Win7.  Well, if the TB is connected to 
that machine's serial (via USB) port, then you can't control LH, nothing 
works, except to close the program with a mouse click on the Red X top 
right, or double click on LH's icon top left.  It does though behave and 
display lots of info.

But...  If the T'Bolt is physcically connected to another PC, that run's 
the LH T'Bolt remote server, then LH on the Win7 PC, configured to talk 
to that over the LAN, THEN I have full control, all the help menus etc 
work fine.   Very odd...

Anyway, next job, a dedicated (linear) power supply and housing so it 
can have a permanent home and if possible 24/7 battery backed power etc, 
Can anyone recomend a known good DC in (12 or 24V) to multi rail DC out 
supplies, or shall I do it the easy way, ad extra filtering to the 
Chinese SMPS it came with, and run that from the UPS?   Comments?

Then, to kill two birds with one stone.  Figure out how to interface it 
to NTPD on FreeBSD (if that's posible, I've read articles that lean 
either way.)  Also to arange to distribute it's 10MHz output, direct and 
via some small sync'd synths, so I can get other "useful" frequencies, 
10.24 & 20.48MHz etc, used by other equipment when needed.

So far, so good.

Regards to All..

Dave B.

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