[ntp:questions] Re: All my servers rejected

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Jan 9 01:53:12 UTC 2004

I believe that the RadioShack GPS receivers are navigation rather than 
timing.  Synergy Systems sells a Motorola M12 Timing Evaluation kit for 
$198.  This includes a circuit board with the M12 and support 
components, a wall wart for DC power, a hockey puck antenna with cable 
and an RS232 cable.  It has a one PPS output in addition to choice of 
NMEA or Motorola Binary output formats.  You need to mount the circuit 
board in a box of some sort and hook it up to a computer.

I had hoped to have the one I've ordered in hand by now but no such 
luck; I just talked to Synergy and they haven't shipped it yet. <sigh>

The RadioShack receiver would still be far superior to a satellite 
connection with two to three second latency.  A lot depends on how 
closely he needs to synchronize.

Harlan Stenn wrote:

>I recommend the following:
>- Can you afford $200 for a GPS clock?  I gathern RadioShack is closing out
>  some (apparently tolerable) GPS receivers for about $30...
>- do what you can to get a local, reliable frequency source, so you can
>  continue to have stable time when your link is down.
>- use iburst and burst (in your specific case - in most cases
>  burst is Unfriendly)
>- use your pppup/pppdown scripts (or whatever) to handle enabling and
>  disabling your ntp associations as your connection goes up and down
>This is somewhat discussed on twiki.ntp.org .  I would be Happy to see
>more info there.  Please help.

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