[time-nuts] "GPS once a day issues" ?

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Sun Oct 19 21:50:42 EDT 2014


Hi

The GPS constellation repeats roughly once a day. It is not at all uncommon to have a “worst case” sattelite  geometry for a given antenna location. If you have one, it will repeat once a day and show up as a bump in the timing out of your GPS module. If you track long term data, it will / may / can keep you from getting to the sort of stability you would expect in the 100,000 second range. It’s one of the main reasons that things like GPSD-Rb’s lock up with time constants much longer than 100K seconds. Yes having a Cs or something similar helps a lot looking for this sort of thing. 

Bob

> On Oct 19, 2014, at 9:26 PM, Bob Stewart <bob at evoria.net> wrote:
> 
> Hi Bob Camp,
> 
> 
> In your response to Chris, you said: "Once you have it “right” you really need to check it over a month or two to watch for GPS “once a day” issues. "
> 
> Could I ask you what you meant by these "once a day issues"?  Was this a general comment, or was it about something specific?  As you know I'm working on a GPSDO and am doing a lot of testing, so if there's something else I should be looking for, please let me know.
> 
> 
> Bob - AE6RV
> 
> 
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