[time-nuts] Lucent KS-24361, HP/Symmetricom Z3809A, Z3810A, Z3811A, Z3812...

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Sun Nov 2 15:12:31 EST 2014


Hi

Yes, getting the GPS version worked out is certainly the thing most people will be after. Doing the other box is a bit further down the road. The main thing (to me) is documenting the 15 pin connector as best we can. That way whatever somebody decides to do in the future, they have a good starting point. Identifying which pins look like RS-422 and which look like CMOS would go a long way to figuring both sides of this out. When I did the other connectors, I just ran through them with a DVM. 2.5V = 422 input, 1.5 or 3.5 = 422 output. I didn’t have any CMOS. Everything else was either open circuit or ground. 

Bob

> On Nov 2, 2014, at 3:01 PM, GandalfG8--- via time-nuts <time-nuts at febo.com> wrote:
> 
> Ah, I had wondered about that but was probably being a bit selfish  as I 
> only have the GPS based units:-)
> 
> Given the similarity, I would assume where we've got to on these  wouldn't 
> be a bad starting point, and at least identifying the 1PPS input on the  
> interface connector should be straightforward enough.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Nigel GM8PZR
> 
> 
> 
> In a message dated 02/11/2014 19:41:07 GMT Standard Time, kb8tq at n1k.org  
> writes:
> 
> Hi
> 
> No, once we get the GPS end worked out, we need to do the  same thing for 
> the non-GPS end. If we can fake it into working with just a  PPS, it’s the 
> perfect thing to use to attach an OCXO to a newer GPS (like the  Jackson Labs 
> part …).
> 
> Bob
> 
>> On Nov 2, 2014, at 2:15 PM,  GandalfG8--- via time-nuts 
> <time-nuts at febo.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Gotz
>> 
>> That's great stuff, thank you, I'll try that  later.
>> 
>> At this rate we'll soon be finding ways of doing this  without any  
> wiring 
>> whatsoever, perhaps we could start with just  standing it upside down in 
> a  
>> dark corner on the night of the  full moon:-)
>> 
>> Regards
>> 
>> Nigel
>> GM8PZR
>> 
>> 
>> In a message dated 02/11/2014 17:58:12 GMT  Standard Time, 
> goetz at g-romahn.de 
>> writes:
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Am 02.11.2014 15:08, :
>>> Ooh err, whoops, and oh dear   !!
>>> 
>>> Arthur, I've only just had a chance to look at  your latest  photos, and
>>> unless I've really got my wires  crossed, if you'll pardon  the  
>> expression:-),
>>> your links on J5 are not shown on pins 2, 10,  12, and 15,  but on  
> pins 
>> 4, 6,
>>> 11, and 13.
>>> 
>>> As  far  as I'm aware the numbering from the front of that connector as  
> 
>> shown
>>> starts in the top right hand corner and every  row is  numbered right to
>>> left.
>>> That's certainly  how mine are numbered  anyway, and I wired them
>>> accordingly,  and it worked, so where the heck  does that leave us 
> now?:-)
>>> 
>> --------------------------
>> thanks  Nigel for detecting  this glitch. I removed all jumpers now and 
>> tested some   reasonable new/old combinations resulting in very simple 
>> scheme:
>> it seems  to be sufficient to connect pin2 and pin3 to  pin8 (ground).
>> Numbering as  provided by Nigel and markings on my  15  pin-plug.
>> 
>> Götz
>> 
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