[time-nuts] Lost GPS lock or 1PPS recently?
scmcgrath at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 21:30:32 EDT 2018
I do have much of my equipment inside a shield room, not for tinfoil hat reasons but to keep experimental systems from causing interference and to eliminate existing RF sources in the 800 Mhz to 8 Ghz range as error sources in measurements.
If one is concerned there are lots of old screen rooms coming up for sale on e-bay as WiFi manufacturers prepare to dip their toes into bands above 10 Ghz and many of the old ones were only good to 6-8 Ghz.
As to backup generators I have a modern one and an ‘old school’ mechanically governed one with magneto ignition. I keep that one mainly because i like its Art Deco design. Sometimes bring it to local Ag Fair to display among the gear from that era.
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Typos by Siri
On Sep 8, 2018, at 8:11 PM, William H. Fite <omniryx at gmail.com> wrote:
<Donning asbestos underwear>
Gentlemen, I've found this discussion interesting and informative. This
household works on quantum information theory rather than engineering so
there is much for us to learn.
I must observe that if an event takes out the entire GPS system (which a
Carrington event would not do) we will have issues a great deal more
immediate and pressing than getting hyper-precise timing systems restored.
And speaking of Carrington events, how many of us have our equipment
surrounded by Faraday cages and supplied with off-grid power? Because
without those, we won't have instruments to measure T&F at home or even in
a great many labs and businesses.
Just a thought.....
> On Saturday, September 8, 2018, Dana Whitlow <k8yumdoober at gmail.com> wrote:
> I argue that when the "big one" happens, getting back to where we are
> will be in large part a bootstrapping kind of affair. And I believe that
> starting off with
> WWV* will be a far better starting point than starting with sun clocks and
> On Sat, Sep 8, 2018 at 5:54 PM, Ruslan Nabioullin <rnabioullin at gmail.com>
>>> On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 8:32 PM Bob kb8tq <kb8tq at n1k.org> wrote:
>>> This is Time Nuts, not end of the world nuts …..
>>> I think we’ve all heard plenty of “the world is ending” stuff.
>> But the availability of a T&F service under adverse conditions and the
>> ability of a system which consumes a T&F reference to gracefully degrade
>> its functionality upon degradation or absence of reference input(s) are
>> features/figures of merit---I do not see how discussion of that aspect
>> be considered to be offtopic.
>> Ruslan Nabioullin
>> Wittgenstein Laboratories
>> rnabioullin at gmail.com
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