[time-nuts] Setting Time on WSPR Radio Transmitter
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Fri Jun 22 14:27:43 EDT 2018
brooke at pacific.net said:
> I'm experimenting with a WSPR beacon transmitter and part of how it works
> depends on pushing the start button at exactly 2 seconds past the minute.
What do you mean by "exactly"?
> SotaBeams, who make the WSPRlite transmitter recommends using http://time.is/
> which seems to be accurate on my cell phone but not on my desktop running
> the stock NTP. Can someone comment on time.is?
How does time on your cell phone compare with your desktop?
ntpq -p on your desktop will give you a lot of information on how good your
desktop time is.
but can be good enough, depending on your needs and the implementation
details. I'm generally not impressed with things that don't provide details.
(Maybe I just didn't look in the right place.)
In this type of discussion, a lot depends on your network connections. How
good is the connection to your desktop? How good is the connection to your
> The problem is the transmitter (and the start button) are out in the forest
> where the antenna is located.
What sort of connection do you have to the transmitter? I'm guessing there is
something like a Raspberry Pi out there. Why not run NTP on that system?
These are my opinions. I hate spam.
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