[time-nuts] Handy iPhone app

Rex rexa at sonic.net
Sun Jul 18 02:09:15 EDT 2010


Thomas A. Frank wrote:
>
> On Jul 16, 2010, at 4:08 AM, Peter Monta wrote:
>
>> Rex <rexa at sonic.net> wrote:
>>
>>> I just eyeballed the minute turn-over but it was clearly within
>>> about a second.
>>
>> Well, apparently it is a phone issue and not a cell-tower issue.
>> Searching the support forums yields the following trick:  disable
>> the automatic time setting, set it manually to a grossly wrong
>> time, then put it back to the automatic setting, causing it to
>> reacquire the time.  Now my phone is within 3 seconds of NTP.
>
> Didn't fix the problem here in RI.
>
> Same 15 second error after the fact...
>
> Oh well.  I don't really use it as a clock anyway...
>
> Tom Frank, KA2CDK
>
Curious if you have any comparison you can make with a non-Apple phone?

Seems to me that the problem points there, but we need some non-iPhone 
comparisons in the far (timing-wise) locales to see if there is a clear 
pattern.

Also, I don't have an iPhone. Is there any other way than this Emerald 
thing to measure the clock?






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