[time-nuts] worth salvaging ?
pete at petelancashire.com
Fri Jan 28 17:51:07 UTC 2011
not in any way a scientific test
three antennas could 'see' sats after about 2 minutes. One can tell in
that one of the display options is to show sat number and state.
one antenna after about 10-15 minutes the sats one at a time would go
into a track mode,
then after another 5 minutes would finally go into lock. I don't know
where from track to lock
when the almanac gets updated. I know it is in that the button cells
died years ago.
Somewhere I may have a box of unused antenna/downconvers
tomorrow I'll gut one of the bad antenna/downcoverters and take a few pictures
antenna/downverter with plastic cover removed
why I want to save the LED's
On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 5:27 PM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
> Peter a couple of comments.
> Great pictures you can really see the technology and if the net connection
> wasn't so slow I would look at the eprom dates and such.
> I know Odetics, the company well. I think they are long gone or the
> goverment div survived so that suggests these are circa 1990-1994.
> I have been working with another time-nut to recover austron 2201a
> GPS receivers and unfortunately I seem to have come to the conclusion that
> we can not get the almanacs to update and will guess this would be the same
> issue with these potentially. But the odetics does look a bit newer.
> Drawing on the Austron I home brewed a down converter and that allowed me to
> at least discover various information. So the fact that you have one working
> a great step.
> I suspect however the OCXO may not be all that exciting as time-nuttery
> On the down converters granted 10 are dead. But any details on the
> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 7:35 PM, Chris Albertson
> <albertson.chris at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 3:54 PM, Pete Lancashire
>> <pete at petelancashire.com> wrote:
>> > I'd like the lists opinion if saving the OCXO is worth puling of the
>> You mean is the OCXO worth your time to salvage it? I don't know but
>> from those photos I see 100 parts that are worth my time to salvage.
>> I look at those photos and see a goldmine of parts. I'd even salvage
>> the little bead inductors and dip swiches
>> The trick is not to worry at all about "collateral damage" on gear
>> that is headed to the dumpster. If you think that way then salvage
>> takes very little time.
>> Chris Albertson
>> Redondo Beach, California
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