[time-nuts] GPS-Attached Equipment Lightning Protection

SAIDJACK at aol.com SAIDJACK at aol.com
Fri Feb 29 18:48:58 EST 2008

Hi Matt,
this may not work for you, but the new receivers coming onto the market are  
amazingly sensitive.
I get full signal strength inside our wooden house on a Sirf-based receiver  
we are evaluating. I also get 8 Sats and more inside a metal building where we 
 don't even get Cell-phone reception. The older Motorola receivers don't see 
any  sats under the same conditions.
While hiding the antenna inside the building will degrade the timing  
performance, it may save your equipment and you from getting zapped.
In a message dated 2/29/2008 15:43:20 Pacific Standard Time,  
matt at smiffytech.com writes:

Until  such time as I can get a permanent antenna system and cabling set
up (I  don't do roof clambering), I'll leave that side of it and have and
insert  an optical stage between the receiver and the MAX232 and use
fully isolated  and independent  power.



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