[ntp:questions] First attempt GPSD/PPS ->NTP time server

Rob van der Putten rob at sput.nl
Tue Jan 29 17:15:22 UTC 2008

Hi there

root wrote:

> No GPS NMEA should not do that. The length of the sentence is almost fixed 
> length, so the timing on it should vary by perhaps a few msec, as you found, 
> certainly not by seconds. It sounds like you have troubles. 
> You could try using minicom ( assuming you are on Linux) to look at the output
> on the serial port.

PPS is tied to DCD. So online is off 90 % of the time.
With the following circuit you can configure the GPS receiver;

Garmin		Minicom

Male    	Female
		9P	25P

RXD-----RXD	2	 3

TXD-----TXD	3	 2

GND-----GND	5	 7

       +-DCD	1	 8
       *-DTR	4	20
       +-DSR	6	 6

       +-CTS	7	 5
       +-RTS	8	 4


> The GPS sentence should certainly be able to pull you into the second range
> very easily.
> Anyway use some serial port terminal program to read what the gps is sending and how often. 
> (Remember at 4800Bd, it takes about 2 msec to send each character.

My Garmin was sending to much data, sending a NMEA sentence once per 
second. So I put '$PGRMO,,4<CR><LF>' in a file and send it to the Garmin.
Now it's at six lines per second; GPRMC, GPGGA, GPGSA and three GPGSV 
lines (plus one PGRMT per minute).

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