[time-nuts] GPS Timing Antenna Failure - Long

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Sun May 13 01:23:26 EDT 2018


lmcdavid at lmceng.com said:
> To make this very long story into a short one, I learned that the  HP/
> Symmetricom 58532A GPS Reference (timing) antennas use a simple patch
> antenna instead of a quadrafilar antenna and that old solder flux  residue
> will attenuate the even amplified GPS signal out of this antenna. 

Flux seems unlikely to produce a sudden failure.

If flux was the problem, I'd expect it to work poorly when first installed, 
or maybe decay slowly over time as something changed.




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