[time-nuts] GPS antenna installation problem

Neville Michie namichie at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 22:05:00 EST 2009


Another, maybe the original tape, was called 100 Miles per Hour Tape  
and was sold years after fabric
covered aircraft wings went out of style as it was so universally  
useful.
As the name suggests it was rated for repair of aircraft fabric to be  
used up to speeds of 100 MPH.
cheers, Neville Michie

PS. I have a type 36 post office clock running and it has a  
synchronising relay that forces the phase
of the 30 second output pulses to the nearest 2 seconds, by rotating  
the count wheel which has a cardioid cam.
At a fixed time every day this relay was energised from the central  
site to correct any phase creep in the
clocks in the regional post offices. I have occasionally thought of  
linking it to a GPS time source.
cheers, NM


On 05/03/2009, at 9:38 AM, Michael Scheliga wrote:

> "Gaffa tape" is Gaffer's tape.  From the production electricians in  
> film
> and television studios.  It's usually fabric and flat colors to  
> blend in
> with sets and floors.  It is usually stronger than duct tape, tears
> easier, and costs more.  The good stuff also leaves less residue  
> behind
> when removed, if not left on too long.
>
> Mike
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com]
> On
>> Behalf Of Stan W1LE
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 1:36 PM
>> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
>> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] GPS antenna installation problem
>>
>> Actually it is "duct"  tape.
>>
>> Used to air seal the metal joints in a metal duct work system for  
>> heat
>> and AC.
>>
>> New building codes require a mastic paint be applied over all metal
>> joints in the duct work system.
>> I guess it is an energy conservation issue, so the processed air does
>> not leak into unintended spaces.
>>
>> Stan,W1LE
>>
>>
>> Chuck Harris wrote:
>>> Bill Hawkins wrote:
>>> ...
>>>
>>>> Speaking of conversions, I grew up (since 1938) with movie credits
>> that
>>>> mentioned the Gaffer (head electrician). Last year I mentored
>> students
>>>> building a robot for a FIRST Robotics competition. The carpet on
> the
>>>> field would be marked with red, black, and white gaffer's tape,
>> which we
>>>> got in 2 inch width from a theater supply place. Gaffer's tape is
>>>> intended to hold down wires running across a set until the show
>> closes.
>>>>
>>>> Where did Gaffa tape come from?
>>>>
>>>
>>> Probably from the same place as Duck tape.
>>>
>>> Human ears trying to make sense out of what they hear.
>>>
>>> -Chuck Harris
>>>
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