[ntp:questions] Re: NMEA Driver works only intermittently

John Hay jhay at dolphin.icomtek.csir.co.za
Tue Sep 9 09:30:04 UTC 2003


Frank Hage <fhage at oberon.rap.ucar.edu> wrote:
: I'm a bit stuck with my NTP - NMEA setup under Debian Linux.  The driver
: does work well sometimes, but stops working intermittently. I'm stumped.
: Any help appreciated.

: $GPRMC,165043,V,4720.5622,N,06041.7866,E,,,080903,008.1,E*61
: $GPRMC,165044,V,4720.5622,N,06041.7866,E,,,080903,008.1,E*66

The 'V' on the GPRMC lines means that the GPS is not synced at the moment.
Maybe not enough sats in view. When in this state, the driver won't use
the GPS as a time source.

John



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