[time-nuts] time-nuts Digest, Vol 104, Issue 37

James Peroulas james at peroulas.com
Mon Mar 11 09:49:13 EDT 2013


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> Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 17:37:13 -0700
> From: gary <lists at lazygranch.com>
> To: time-nuts at febo.com
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] frequency reference for portable operation
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> I haven't researched this yet, but the SDR crowd is using GSM and LTE
> for tuning their sample clocks.
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> > https://github.com/steve-m/kalibrate-rtl
> > https://github.com/Evrytania/LTE-Cell-Scanner
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> I have no idea what kind of accuracy you can get from a tower.
>

GSM and LTE (and WCDMA and TD-SCDMA for that matter) are spec'd for 50 PPB
accuracy. However, these networks are 'often' synchronized to an external
reference which would presumably be GPS. This would give better long term
accuracy, but the short term accuracy would depend on the actual
implementation of the basestation.

JP

P.S. I'm the author of LTE-Cell-Scanner.


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