[time-nuts] Lost GPS lock or 1PPS recently?

William H. Fite omniryx at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 21:48:43 EDT 2018


We sound like we could be cousins, Scott. When we bought our current house,
I discovered that the previous owner had built a Faraday cage in a small
room off the basement. I put all my stuff in there. I also have a generator
with magneto ignition so I should be good to go when the end-of-the-world
arrives.



On Saturday, September 8, 2018, Scott McGrath <scmcgrath at gmail.com> wrote:

> Actually
>
> 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.
>
> Content by Scott
> 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
> > technologically
> > 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
> > dripping
> > water.
> >
> > Dana
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Sep 8, 2018 at 5:54 PM, Ruslan Nabioullin <rnabioullin at gmail.com
> >
> > wrote:
> >
> >>> 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
> > can
> >> be considered to be offtopic.
> >>
> >> -Ruslan
> >>
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