[time-nuts] Austron Model Differences
rk at timing-consultants.com
Tue Mar 20 12:00:54 EDT 2007
I would concur with John on this. I have set up 2000C units in the past and
can be a bit fiddly, but as he says a great way to learn about LORAN.
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of John Ackermann N8UR
Sent: 20 March 2007 15:08
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Austron Model Differences
Jason Rabel wrote:
> I don't know if this has been asked before, I tried to dig through the
> archive (and Google), but I was hoping someone could explain the
> differences in the Austron 2100 receivers...
> 2100F, 2100R, 2100T, and maybe other models?
The three 2100s are pretty much the same, but:
2100F (for "f"ront?) does frequency monitoring and has local front panel
control. GPIB is an option.
2100R (for "r"emote?) is equivalent to the 2100F but has no front panel; you
set the GRI with thumbwheels and it just takes off with no other operator
intervention required. I think it has GPIB standard to allow further
2100T (but actually, Austron seems to just call it the 2100 without a
suffix) does frequency and timing -- it can generate PPS sync'd to the LORAN
time-of-coincidence with UTC.
The older 2000 receiver does frequency monitoring and requires manual signal
acquisition using a scope. It's quite a pain to get running, but a great
way to learn about how LORAN works!
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