[time-nuts] B-1B bomber time reference

Robert Atkinson robert8rpi at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Dec 14 12:37:32 UTC 2012

Several years ago I bought a very nice 24U EMC screend cabinet at auction. It had an Odetics SatSync GPSDo with a rubidium reference, dual redundant power supplies, a logic box and an AN/ARC164 UHF transceiverin a 19" rack chassis. It was a shipborne havequick timing reference. I still have the SatSync and got 5 times what I paid for the whole thing for the ARC164 :-)

Robert G8RPI.

From: Peter Bell <bell.peter at gmail.com>
To: lists at lazygranch.com; Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement <time-nuts at febo.com> 
Sent: Friday, 14 December 2012, 6:24
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] B-1B bomber time reference

One of the very first time related projects I was involved in was for
synchronizing radios - this was when they were retrofitting HAVE QUICK to
the AN/ARC-164 and wanted a cheap, portable source of TOD data - the GPS
was a 2-Channel Magnavox unit (C/A code only) and they also did the
firmware modifications to generate the right data format (STANAG 4246?) -
so basically all that was left was putting them into a box with battery

Wow, that was more than 20 years ago - I guess I'm getting old...
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