[ntp:questions] GPS clock for Linux

Speechless noone at nowhere.com
Sat Sep 13 04:48:47 UTC 2008


On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 18:54:25 -0500, Hal Murray wrote:

>>   I am interested in getting a GPS clock to synchronize our internal
>>test network.  I am curious to hear about relativley cheap and Linux
>>friendly GPS clock. (Less than $100 would be great)
> 
> The Garmin GPS 18 LVC is popular.  

The above has been superseded by Garmin model: GPS 18x LVC
Physically identical, but having a more "sensitive" receiver.
Note the "x" in the model number when shopping for one.

> "Some assembly required." (aka
> soldering)  No big deal if somebody has a soldering iron handy.  There
> are a couple of links from here:
>   http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Support/InexpensiveOemGps
> 
> Bewares:
>   You don't want the GPS 18 USB version.
> 
>   There are a lot of low cost USB GPS gizmos that use the
> SiRF Star III.  They suck for timekeeping.




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