[time-nuts] L1/L2 RX

Stan swperk at earthlink.net
Fri Apr 9 09:41:03 EDT 2010

Which receiver was that?


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>Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 11:42:54 +0200 (CEST)
>From: bg at lysator.liu.se
>Subject: Re: [time-nuts] L1/L2 RX
>To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement"
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>> About the only way for a civilian to make use of L2 is with a carrier
>> phase surveying receiver. ?They can be had in the $1000 range. ?Perhaps
>> the most common/useful unit you are likely to find is the Ashtech Z12 or
>> one of its many cousins. ?
>A modern (aka 1.6W instead of 20W for Z12) L1/L2 receiver with external
>oscillator option went for $250 less than 2 weeks ago on ebay.
>I agree with your other comments. As discussed here before, the free tecq
>from Unavco, can translate most raw binary formats from past and present
>surverying receivers. Many receiver can be coaxed to emit the required
>messages manually with a serial terminal program. Others can be guided
>with old free DOS programs.
>    Bj?rn

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