[time-nuts] Price of LTE Lite GPSDO vs Trimble Thunderbolt.

Pete Lancashire pete at petelancashire.com
Fri Oct 17 16:53:40 EDT 2014


Sorry to create any  misunderstanding

I was saying thanks to TVB/TAPR for all their effort, and Said/JLT for
doing what they did for the group

I was in no way comparing the used Thunderbolts to the LTE Lite.

-pete

On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 1:13 PM, Jim Sanford <wb4gcs at wb4gcs.org> wrote:

> And, somehow I expect that my LTE-LITE will actually work, which my
> thunderbolt never did.  (Very noisy)  It continues to collect dust....
> On 10/17/2014 3:49 PM, Pete Lancashire wrote:
>
>> First three cheers to LTE for making these available.
>>
>> It reminds me when Motorola made a developers kit for the then
>> new 68HC11 MCU available for $68.11.
>>
>> I know of one design win they got that more then made of their marketing
>> costs.
>>
>> Another that hit me is with inflation the LTE Lite is not much more then
>> what many of us paid for our Thunderbolts.
>>
>> For those new to the list ...
>>
>> https://www.febo.com/pipermail/time-nuts/2008-May/031100.html
>>
>> http://www.leapsecond.com/pages/tapr-tbolt/
>>
>> In 2008, $124, the LTE Lite in 2014 $195.
>>
>> With 'real' inflation (not the 11% you get online) the $71 difference is
>> not much more.
>>
>> My two backup Thunderbolts cost me $145 each, just before they hit $200
>> then became history.
>>
>> Again thanks to Said and JLT !!!!
>>
>> -pete
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