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

Scott McGrath scmcgrath at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 09:08:45 EDT 2018


My company paid for my shield room the real trick was getting the door in which weighed 600-800 pounds.

As to the old generator I restore old machinery as another hobby for the times I want to disengage brain.   But photoetched brass id plates show so much more thought than thermal printed labels

Content by Scott
Typos by Siri

On Sep 8, 2018, at 9:48 PM, William H. Fite <omniryx at gmail.com> wrote:

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
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Ruslan Nabioullin
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