[time-nuts] Leap Second decision postponed

Tom Van Baak tvb at LeapSecond.com
Thu Jan 19 19:12:59 EST 2012


Note also the Thunderbolt has a wonderful feature -- packet
0x8E-A4 enables a test mode where you create your own
leap seconds whenever you want. It's a good way to test GPS
or NTP software without waiting until the next real leap second.

/tvb

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <k4cle at aol.com>
To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement" <time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Leap Second decision postponed


> Hal,
> 
> Thanks, glad you have such good records.  Maybe they are waiting until Jan.  
> 28 to start transmitting it this time.  I wonder what the magic formula is  
> as to when they start ?
> 
> Some had asked how I am able to view the data stream?  I have a homemade  
> receiver that's set up where I can record the raw data.  Since the previous  
> event, I wrote some software that will notify me when there is a pending  
> leap second and I need them to start transmitting it where I can verify my  
> software is working correctly!
> 
> Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless
> 
> -----Original message-----
> From: Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement  
> <time-nuts at febo.com>
> Sent: Thu, Jan 19, 2012 22:47:40 GMT+00:00
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Leap Second decision postponed
> 
> 
>> Last time I checked (first of this week) subframe 4 of page 18 in the data
>> stream from the GPS satellites, they are not indicating there is a pending
>> leap second.  Last time there was a leapsecond (couple years ago), I think
>> the GPS SV's were anouncing a pending leapsecond about 6 months in  
> advance.
>>   Wonder when they will start sending it on GPS?  
> 
> I just checked and my Z3801A isn't seeing it yet.
> 
> Last time, it started getting announced on July 28.
> 
> 
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> 
> 
> 
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