[ntp:questions] Using Garmin GPS-III+ as Time source
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Sat Nov 22 14:18:48 UTC 2008
George R. Kasica wrote:
> Just curious if this is usable as an NTP time source.
> I have an old Garmin GPS-III+ lying around here (its a small handheld
> GPS unit) that I can power from an AC Adapter and get a solid GPS
> signal out of indoors actually that will provide NEMA 0183 version 2.0
> output from RS232 that I have already got a cable for.
> How/can I configure ntpd to utilize this setup in linux?? Or am I
> after something that I can't do with this unit? Does someone have an
> alternative recommendation??
Your Garmin GPS-III+ would seem to be designed for navigation rather
You can probably use it but it is far from being the best tool for the
job. Garmin offers the GPS18-LVC which IS designed for timing. I
believe that it sells for less than $100 US.
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