[time-nuts] GPS Antenna
albertson.chris at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 15:03:16 UTC 2011
2011/9/12 Miguel Gonçalves <mail at miguelgoncalves.com>:..
> oncore# /var/tmp/sats.sh
> 8 satellites: 0
> 7 satellites: 0
> 6 satellites: 870
> 5 satellites: 7941
> 4 satellites: 7313
> 3 satellites: 6385
> 2 satellites: 575
> 1 satellites: 0
> The machine has been running for 6 hours and it has been seeing a good
> number of satellites for most of the time.
> Do you think I should buy an external antenna .....
It looks like your current antenna can only see about 1/2 of the sky.
The reason to replace it is so you can see the entire sky. the
Panasonic would be ideal because it has enough gain to drive a long
cable. THere is no resin to replace the antenna unless you intend
to place it in a better location. A higher gain at the same
location will not give you a better view of the sky.
Any outdoor antenna needs to be pointed or have a dome shape so that
whatever falls on it rolls off.
Redondo Beach, California
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