[time-nuts] WWVB and Chronverter update

Didier Juges shalimr9 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 21:58:36 EDT 2018


Have you tried to contact the manufacturer? It sounds like something that
should be easy to fix and that he would want to fix.

Didier KO4BB

On Thu, Aug 23, 2018, 8:55 PM paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello to the group.
> Had sometime to hook up the chronverter wwvb simulator.
> Numbers of details.
> The software and operation are clear.
> Everything is easy to setup.
> Bad news.
> Though the system when set to wwvb puts out a signal on 60Khz its on off
> keying.
> WWVBs signal is reduced carrier by some 14db.
> As such any of the WWVB clocks of quality/phase tracking do not lock and do
> not decode.
> I have not tried the cheap clocks yet that I suspect will work.
> The actual carrier out is a healthy 0 dbm.
>
> Some issues with commands and the system seeming to lock up requiring power
> cycles.
>
> With respect to the carrier. The chronverter is elegant in the fact that it
> can generate the 60 KHz frequency and other LF signals. But I will need to
> add an external 6 MHz oscillator divider and modulator if I want to use it
> with the good receivers.
> Adds power and complexity.
> Regards
> Paul
> WB8TSL
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