[time-nuts] SSR-6t Connector

Said Jackson saidjack at aol.com
Fri Dec 21 17:14:24 UTC 2012


Good job on this effort!

Is there any document of the differences between the m12 and SSR-6T behavior on the comm interface? Are all m12 commands implemented for example? Are things like UTC offset implemented?


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On Dec 21, 2012, at 8:26 AM, "W2GPS" <w2gps at cnssys.com> wrote:

> Tom,
> Synergy already has a carrier board to put the SSR-6T receiver into a VP, UT,
> UT+, etc. socket. All that is needed is firmware support for the old 8-channel
> messages. I am planning to implement this capability for Synergy. It's just a
> matter of time and priorities. Eventually Synergy will have the solution for
> this problem. If you could gather a list of Time-Nuts people who would like one
> or more of these and send it to Art that could speed the process along.
> Rick
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Van Baak [mailto:tvb at LeapSecond.com]
> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2012 11:15 AM
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] SSR-6t Connector
> Hi Paul,
> I'm pretty sure the hp Z3801A and 58503A/B (and perhaps other 1990's era) GPSDO
> use the Motorola Oncore VP receiver. It was, and still is, a famous GPS timing
> receiver. Later, many GPSDO evolved to use the Motorola/iLotus M12 receiver.
> The new Synergy SST-6T is a clever combination h/w and s/w that turns a uBlox 6T
> & PIC into a PCB that is both h/w and s/w compatible with an M12. It's a drop-in
> replacement. But as such, it won't work in a device that is uses an old Motorola
> UT/GT/VP receiver.
> I suggested that they also come up with a board that is VP compatible, but you
> realize the number of 15-year-old Oncore VP's in the field is probably not that
> high. It would make an excellent labor-of-love project to create a VP-compatible
> uBlox 6T board, but it's probably not something you can make a business case
> for.
> /tvb
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