[time-nuts] Tbolt monitor software

VK3FGJM VK3FGJM at commtelns.com
Thu Jan 22 19:50:21 EST 2009


Hi Didier and others,

Thanks for the feedback.

Others Thunderbolt owners may want to check there soldering also. Prior
to this error I has not opened the unit, did not see a need, although my
symptom did not pop it's head up at first, to took some 4-5 months to
manifest.

As previously mentioned, it's now running perfect, but it required me to
completely remove the MAX232, clean all pins and reflow.

Regards

Gerald

VK3FGJM 



 

-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Didier Juges
Sent: Friday, 23 January 2009 8:45 AM
To: 'Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement'
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Tbolt monitor software

I had the same problem here, and as it has been indicated, in my case it
was also the unidirectional connection (commands from the PC never made
it to the TB, so some data that is not automatically put out never got
to the PC).
I had a bad pin on the serial port connector.

Check your wiring and signal levels, from the PC to the TB.

Didier KO4BB 

-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of VK3FGJM
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 2:32 PM
To: time-nuts at febo.com
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Tbolt monitor software

Hi,

Yes, I can see alarm status and changes when unplugging antenna etc.

As mentioned the unit actually works, just no data certain displayed.

Regards,

Gerald
VK3FGJM



-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of n3izn at aol.com
Sent: Thursday, 22 January 2009 3:55 AM
To: time-nuts at febo.com
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Tbolt monitor software

Did you select the right comm port? I power mine off a lot and it has
always come back.


-----Original Message-----
From: VK3FGJM <VK3FGJM at commtelns.com>
To: time-nuts at febo.com
Sent: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 5:29 am
Subject: [time-nuts] Tbolt monitor software



Hi group,
 
A strange situation has led me to ask a question about the Tbolt GPSDO
and the Trimble Thunderbolt monitor s/w version 2.6.
 
While re-arrangement of the shack, it's been idle for 3 weeks, Tbolt
turned off. After turning the unit on and letting it settle some 2 hour,
I connected the monitor program and found the following that I can not
explain and correct:-

*   All SV and AMU have question marks
*   Product info has questions marks
*   the ability to see tracking status is blank.

When last used, some 2 months ago to show a friend, the relevant display
data came up, no issues. Further more, position, critical and minor
alarms are green, disciplining status section such as DAC voltage DAC
value mode and even it's 10MHz out etc etc is fine compared to my trusty
Rubidium standard.
 
Has any one seen this before and is there a setting that may have
inhibited this feature?
 
I have a screen shot, however it may be to large to attach, so let me
know if this will help, I will be glad to forward it to some one with
much more knowledge.
 
Thank you in advance.
 
Regards,
 
 
Gerald
 
VK3FGJM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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