[time-nuts] SSR-6t Connector

KD0GLS kd0gls at mninter.net
Fri Dec 21 19:20:12 UTC 2012

I'm looking at Synergy's Tech Note #493 for the SSR-6Tr and trying to make out the part number of the PIC from the picture.  Looks like it might be a PIC24F part.  Would appreciate knowing the actual part number from one of you who's already received your board.

Brent, KD0GLS, Minneapolis

On 21 Dec 2012, at 12:59, Don Latham wrote:

> Had a good conversation with Art Slepin at Synergy. He said, if my
> ancient memory serves, that the PIC on the new board will be available
> for programming, and that it might be possible to do an ONCORE as a
> software conversion from the UBLOX to the output connector. Just who is
> going to do this, not sure. But it will be possible.
> The newer versions of the SST will be programmable through the serial
> port. At present, the extra side port on the board is a programming
> connector.  The info will be on Synergy's SST website. Even at $70 per,
> a UBLOX timer and PIC on the same board might be very cost-effective for
> all sorts of fooling around!
> Don
> Tom Van Baak
>> 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
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "paul swed" <paulswedb at gmail.com>
>> To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement"
>> <time-nuts at febo.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2012 7:41 AM
>> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] SSR-6t Connector
>>> Not to hijack the thread. I purchased a ssr and have not rcvd it yet.
>>> But
>>> my simple interest is to if needed replace the rcvr in my z3801. There
>>> have
>>> been threads on time-nuts that these rcvrs do fail with age.
>>> My belief is that though the connector on the 3801 may be different
>>> and it
>>> is 5V, essentially connecting the 1 pps TX RX data and power should
>>> allow
>>> this to replace the older rcvr.
>>> Am I on the right track?
>>> As a longer term goal and question does this new rcvr actually improve
>>> a
>>> 3801s stability?
>>> Thanks
>>> Paul
>>> WB8TSL
>>> On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 10:16 AM, David Martin <
>>> drmartin at ivietechnologies.com> wrote:
>>>> I had a Motorola M12+ all hooked up with a RF pigtail and data header
>>>> so I
>>>> just unplugged the Motorola and plugged in the SSR-6t.
>>>> The data connector was purchased from digikey several years ago and
>>>> the
>>>> details have been lost in the dust.
>>>> However it looks like
>>>> http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name=A33546-ND
>>>> I'm unhappy with the one I'm using as the contacts spring pressure is
>>>> weak
>>>> against the connector pin -- I will have to consider looking for a
>>>> more
>>>> "firm" fitting data connector.
>>>> The RF pigtail was also obtained years ago from data-alliance.net -
>>>> their
>>>> P3B adapter cable.
>>>> See
>>>> http://www.data-alliance.net/servlet/-strse-800/MCX-BNC-female-Adapter/Detail
>>>> - Sent from my iPhone -
>>>> Please Reply To
>>>> David Martin
>>>> drmartin at ivietechnologies.com
>>>> 801-372-0978
>>>> Just curious,
>>>> what connector/pigtail/adapter board did you use to access the 2x5
>>>> 1.27mm
>>>> pitch connector on your SSR-6T.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Dale NV8U
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