[time-nuts] Anybody have experience with TimeMachines TM1000AGPS Time Server

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Sun Nov 9 17:27:49 EST 2014


Hi

On a normal GPS based gizmo, you should be seeing 6 to 8 satellites just about all the time. Carrier to noise ratios typically are in the > 40 db range. You seem to be “antenna challenged”. 

If you are in the northern hemisphere, a view to the north is not of much use. The prime viewing area is all south of you based on the way the sat orbits are set up. 

Bob

> On Nov 9, 2014, at 4:49 PM, Rick Thomas <rbthomas at pobox.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> Right.  I did the reset to factory defaults jumper thing and it came back to life.  I’m using it now with the default setup.
> 
> I got a reply from somebody named Doug at css-timemachines suggesting that I use a different browser (I had been using Safari on my desktop Mac) so I switched to Chrome (still on the Mac) and now it seems to be a bit more friendly.
> 
> In particular, it reports:
> 
>     Signal Strength: Satellite 1: 32 dB, Satellite 2: 31 dB, Satellite 3: 30 dB
> 
> Can anybody tell if that’s good or bad?  I have the antenna taped up against a window with a good view of the sky to the North-East: not too many trees in the way of a clear view out over the ocean — but somewhat occluded to the North-West: a low tree-covered ridge up to about 15 degrees above the horizon — and the bulk of the house in the way to the South.  Is there a better way?
> 
> I’ll report here as I explore further over the next week.
> 
> Rick
> 
> On Nov 9, 2014, at 2:21 AM, David C. Partridge <david.partridge at perdrix.co.uk> wrote:
> 
>>> If you’re referring to this:
>> 
>> I think he’s referring to section 4.3 "Resetting to Factory Defaults" 
> 
>>> You also have to reboot after a PW change ... 
>> 
>> Regards,
>> David Partridge 
> 
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