[time-nuts] Austron 2100 Loran-C Frequency and Timing Receiver

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Oct 17 21:33:27 UTC 2008

In message <48F8DFDE.9020209 at verizon.net>, Dan Rae writes:
>Skip Withrow wrote:
>> Well, my Austron 2100 seems to have bit the dust. 
>> There are some software diagnostic routines in the box.  The RAM test runs 
>> fine, but it appears that I get an error on the EPROM test.  The test 
>> generates an E-20 error.  The book states that if the EPROM test fails it 
>> will give an E-21, but nowhere do I find any hint as to what an E-20 error 
>> is. 
>Skip, according to my manual, and I quote directly:  "An output of 
>"E-20" indicates a properly functioning EPROM. An output of "E-21" 
>indicates that one or more of the EPROMS are bad."
>Page 6-12
>As to why they bother to have an 'error' message for a good eprom, well, 
>there you have got me.  

Because if you didn't, you still couldn't be sure if the EPROMS worked
well enough to run the test.

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