[ntp:questions] Installing more stable oscillator?
pete+usenet at heypete.com
Mon Jul 16 03:49:16 UTC 2007
In article <ksimi.23865$p8.21048 at text.news.blueyonder.co.uk>,
"David J Taylor"
<david-taylor at blueyonder.not-this-part.nor-this-bit.co.uk> wrote:
> It is certainly not as sensitive as the active antenna on my other GPS
> system. The latter will work indoors (at the top of the house, through
> the roof material) quite comfortably, whereas the GPS-18 needs a direct
> view of some clear sky. At one stage, I had the GPS-18 just outside the
> window with a 50% maximum sky view:
Very promising indeed. I presume the GPS 18 is rated for outdoor service
in all weather? Here in Tucson, AZ, we can have a wide range of
temperatures (usually from "hot" to "make the giant ball of nuclear fire
in the sky go away") and it can rain from time to time (as I type this,
it's pouring rain outside).
I have zero familiarity with FreeBSD, but a fair degree of patience and
a goodly amount of beer in the fridge. The configuring of NTP itself
shouldn't be a problem, and the hardware issues relating to getting the
GPS unit wired up and connected should be reasonably easy.
I'm ashamed to admit that the bulk of my computer experience is with
Windows and Mac OS systems, and I've only recently begun to tinker a bit
with Debian and Ubuntu linux (specifically with the apt-get method of
software installation). FreeBSD looks a bit scary and different.
This'll be fun.
 I have some friends at the chemistry department electronics shop at
the University of Arizona who said I can use their stuff at no cost, and
can pester them for knowledge as needed. Hooray for previously working
in the Computer & Graphics Facility right above them.
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