[time-nuts] worth salvaging ?

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Sat Jan 29 14:43:53 UTC 2011

Thanks for your comments. Not sure I want to depart from Peters thread to
far. I was aware of several items y2K, the GPS rollover and I seem to recall
a 3rd thing.
It seems to interpret the almanacs wrong because amazingly enough its
actually does know the correct GPS week which was a shock to me. Unless
thats a simple calculation from the date I might guess.
But additionally it tends to track for a while and at times a long while at
least 1 sat. But never seems to go to 2-3. Running a garmin so that I can
see the real satellites shows that what the austron wants to track may or
may not be real kind of pot luck.
Email me, or start a separate thread and we can give this back to Peter.

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 11:03 PM, Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>wrote:

> paulswedb at gmail.com said:
> > 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.
> Is the problem that they don't get an almanac, or that they get the wrong
> answer?
> There was a week rollover in one of the main GPS fields several/many years
> ago.  That ws the first one since GPS started.  It made some units give
> crazy
> answers.  (I think they were time only, position was OK.)
> I think you could get around that with some post-processing.  I don't
> remember anybody doing that.  Some units got new firmware.
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