[ntp:questions] GPS/PPS and "enable calibrate"

unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Mon Sep 9 05:34:11 UTC 2013

On 2013-09-09, David Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
> On 08/09/2013 19:55, unruh wrote:
> []
>> Well, as I recall it took a long time for them to release their update.
>> Note I am not a fan of Garmin. I bought two 18 (not 18x) and both have
>> died.
> Who would have guessed!  <G>
> I have the 18 and 18x.  The 18 has been out on the roof for some years, 
> and continues to work OK.  The 18x did stop working once but was 
> repaired FoC by Garmin (as it was another firmware defect).  Yes, it 
> took Garmin months rather than weeks to issue a formal fix for the 
> problem, but that's probably typical for a large firm with lots of QC 
> delays.  I would continue to recommend Garmin, just as I would the Sure 
> board (even though one of their supplied antennas failed), ad I would 

Yes, one of my two Sure antennas failed as well for me, and although
they made noises about replacing it, they never did, and stopped
answering my emails. On the other hand at $35 it was not a huge loss.
Just wish I could find a supplier for their $3 antennas.

> the Adafruit GPS module.
>    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-GPS-18x-OEM-LVC/dp/B0016O3T7A
>    http://www.sureelectronics.net/goods.php?id=99
>    http://www.adafruit.com/products/746
> None of these are perfect, but non are high-priced items either.

The Garmin is the highest priced of the lot. It does have the advantage
of a nice compact contained unit, rather than the exposed board of the
Sure (hard to put that outside)

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