[ntp:questions] Using Garmin GPS-III+ as Time source

George R.Kasica georgek at netwrx1.com
Sat Nov 22 14:56:48 UTC 2008


On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 09:18:48 -0500, "Richard B. Gilbert"
<rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:

>George R. Kasica wrote:
>> Hello:
>> 
>> 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??
>> 
>> Thanks,
>
>Your Garmin GPS-III+ would seem to be designed  for navigation rather 
>than timing.
>
>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.
Thanks alot!!

I'll look into that one

George
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