[ntp:questions] Re: TDF receiver?
jonathan at uk.me.buzzard
Wed Mar 1 20:24:26 UTC 2006
On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 09:52:38 +0000, David J Taylor wrote:
> mike wrote:
>> This came up in this group some time back:
>> A French company Bodet does an IC receiver to decode this signal:
>> I have mailed a French supplier for unit costs and I'll let you know
>> if they reply.
>> It will required getting the soldering iron out, but I have done DCF
>> and GPS that way so if it's not too expensive I might give it a go
>> myself. Their site gives other europeen suppliers.
> Another low-cost radio clock is described here:
Except mine does not do TDF. However it should be possible to construct a
circuit that drives the serial port in the same fashion as the MSF/DCF77
etc. receivers and the program would just detect it as DCF77 and decode
the time. Whether it could be powered by the serial port is a different
That said anyone who can pick up TDF can also pick up MSF, DCF77 and HBG,
as well as GPS. At which point the use of a fifth time signal does seem to
be a bit superfluous.
Jonathan A. Buzzard Email: jonathan (at) buzzard.me.uk
Northumberland, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 1661-832195
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