[ntp:questions] NTPD conf for GPS under Windows

Jacky Hicks root at localhost.invalid
Tue Nov 8 10:46:53 UTC 2005


After successfully installing and configuring
ntp-4.2.0b at 20051016-1.1417-o-win32
(port by Meinberg, available at
on my Windows 2000 SP4 server, I wanted to sync with a USB gps i got in my
for several months.

It looks like a cheap one
 http://img484.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic24lx.jpg )
and it is ( 12 channel Evermore chip ). I should be able to give
NMEA 0183 (V 2.2) - GGA, GLL, GSA, GSV, RMC, VTG with WGS-84 Datum

After installing the drivers I got it showing as COM3 under hardware
Reading the NTP documentation i choosed to add
 server mode 7
in my ntpd.conf, restarted an waited for a fix.
But it never came.

State Remote Refid Stratum Type When Poll Reach Delay Offset Jitter GPS 0 Local clock - 64 000 0.000 0.000 0.001
(followed by a list of well working NTP servers)

In clockstats i get
53682 36028.896
53682 38031.445
(Yes I hide my LAT/LON)

>From my knowledge of NMEA sentences $GPGSA,A,1 means no fix, but I don't
if those log lines are processed by ntpd or the raw output at my com port.
For Example
the GSV sentence is missing it's checksum.

So my question are :
Is my server line correct ?
Are the clockstats a modified version of what came from my com port ?
Can somebody with a working GPS post a few clockstats line so I can see what
it should
looklike ?

Thanks in advance,

Jacky Hicks

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