[time-nuts] L1/L2 RX

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Fri Apr 9 10:07:07 UTC 2010

bg at lysator.liu.se wrote:
>> About the only way for a civilian to make use of L2 is with a carrier
>> phase surveying receiver.  They can be had in the $1000 range.  Perhaps
>> the most common/useful unit you are likely to find is the Ashtech Z12 or
>> one of its many cousins.  
> A modern (aka 1.6W instead of 20W for Z12) L1/L2 receiver with external
> oscillator option went for $250 less than 2 weeks ago on ebay.
> I agree with your other comments. As discussed here before, the free tecq
> from Unavco, can translate most raw binary formats from past and present
> surverying receivers. Many receiver can be coaxed to emit the required
> messages manually with a serial terminal program. Others can be guided
> with old free DOS programs.

There's also SHARC which can handle a number of receivers. The handy 
programmer can discipline it into supporting other receivers. I've 
contributed some patches for clean compiles.


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