[time-nuts] NTS-100 scored

Bruce Lane kyrrin at bluefeathertech.com
Tue May 18 20:10:31 UTC 2010


	In this case, I found out a little more. It actually is an NTS-100i,
sub-model NIC-215.

	I have no idea if this will eventually be good, bad, or indifferent, but
the price was right.

	Thanks.

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On 18-May-10 at 14:35 Russell Rezaian wrote:

>Bruce,
>
>The NTS-100 is almost identical to the 100i, save for the fact that i 
>doesn't have the network management module (serial management only) 
>and DOES produce time code on the serial port.
>
>There was a link for the 100i manual on the Symmetricom web site when 
>last I checked, and I found a link to a 100 manual also, but don't 
>have the web site handy.
>
>One thing to be careful about, there were several versions of the NTS 
>100 family, some are GPS based, some actually DO sync to an IRIG 
>signal instead.
>
>So you might have a mistaken seller, and you might have one of the 
>less common IRIG units without a GPS.
>
>The Part number can usually disambiguate the different versions.
>--
>Russell
>
>At 11:52 AM -0700 2010/05/18, Bruce Lane wrote:
>>	My scrounging luck pulsed this morning, netting me a cheap ($47 with
>>shipping) TrueTime NTS-100 from That Auction Site.
>>
>>	It was billed as a 'tech special,' in that the seller claimed 
>>it powered
>>up but he was unable to "get it to lock to an IRIG signal."
>>
>>	Unless I'm mistaken, the NTS-100 is a GPS-based device, yes?
>>
>>	I'm off to hunt for its manual, but if anyone has any words of wisdom
>>(or wit) on these units, I'll listen. ;-)
>>
>>	Thanks much.
>>Bruce Lane, Owner & Head Hardware Heavy,
>>Blue Feather Technologies (http://www.bluefeathertech.com)
>>Assoc. member, AZA & AAZK for many moons.
>>"Salvadore Dali's computer has surreal ports..."
>>
>>
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