[ntp:questions] Re: Refclocks for the Ultra-Cheap

Will DELETE_westes at earthbroadcast.com
Fri May 6 22:36:46 UTC 2005

I'd certainly give that approach a try, but what kind of antenna is going to
be required to pickup a Colorado radio signal from California?

I would also prefer to buy such a radio from a vendor as a finished product,
ideally with device driver support for both Linux and Windows.


"Jonathan Buzzard" <jonathan at uk.me.buzzard> wrote in message
news:pan.2005. at uk.me.buzzard...
> On Fri, 06 May 2005 10:26:00 -0700, Will wrote:
> > What are some extremely cheap options for locally attached
> > refclocks, preferably under $400 total cost?   I don't need
> > extreme accuracy.   Frankly accuracy to one second is sufficient.
> > The application is Kerberos.    For various reasons the networks
> > internal time server cannot easily use an NTP client, so I really
> > prefer to find a locally attached refclock.
> Probably one of the cheapest refclocks is
>     http://www.buzzard.me.uk/jonathan/radioclock.html
> However this does require that you be in range of one of the various
> longwave radio clocks around the world. It supports MSF, DCF77, WWVB
> and HBG out the box. It should be trivial to add JJY support as well.
> JAB.
> -- 
> Jonathan A. Buzzard                 Email: jonathan (at) buzzard.me.uk
> Northumberland, United Kingdom.       Tel: +44 1661-832195

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