[ntp:questions] Configuring FreeBSD 6.2 for use with Garmin GPS 18 LVC

Dennis Hilberg, Jr. timekeeper at dennishilberg.com.invalid
Mon Jan 14 17:29:47 UTC 2008

Dennis Hilberg, Jr. wrote:
> Phil wrote:
>> Dennis,
>> Have you considered that the unit itself may be defective, Granted it 
>> "used"
>> to work, but that doesn't mean it will last forever. It is a massed 
>> produced
>> and rather inexpensive unit, I would think ordering a new unit would be
>> cheaper than the time and labor of stringing wire all over the place.
>> Just a thought,
>> Phil
> It's certainly possible, maybe it's just gradually dying.  If that's the 
> case, it's still under warranty.
> I was actually going to order another GPS 18 LVC to use on my Linux 
> machine as a refclock, so I suppose I could compare the performance of 
> the two. Maybe I'll do that before I spend a bunch of time stringing 
> wire all over the place, like you suggested.
> Thanks Phil,
> Dennis

A follow-up:

I ended up extending the cable on the GPS 18 LVC by about 50 feet anyway, 
and now the device sits on the peak of the roof with good exposure.  It sees 
8 - 10 satellites constantly, and my problem has gone away.


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