[time-nuts] Z3805A: How to correct a 1024 week date error?

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Tue Dec 2 21:17:31 EST 2014


There’s a lot of commonality between the HP Z38xx designs up through the 3812. They are by no means identical, but as you have seen, they are not terribly different either. 

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It would not really surprise me to find that somebody simply grabbed the wrong box when they went to ship your GPSDO. 


> On Dec 2, 2014, at 9:07 PM, James Robbins <jsrobbins at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Brief update:
> This receiver (whatever it is) refuses to "forget" 1995 despite un-powering, etc.  I will learn to live with it, I think.
> It was sold to me as a "Z3801A updated to 58503A".  
> However:
> 1.  The main board is labeled "Z3805A" (Not Z3801A) as are some of the chips.  
> 2.  It has only one 10 MHz output although there are two plugged holes labeled "1PPS" and "alarm" on the back of the case along with one DB25 connector.
> 3.  It has 4 LEDs on the front.  
> 4.  It also has two SMB connectors on the board one of which output 1pps (negative going voltage) and the other outputs a fixed positive voltage of about 3.8v DC.  (I can't find any mention of these on-board connectors in any references to the Z3801A or other boards.)
> 5.  It has a double 10811 oven.
> 6.  It has the usual secondary board for the DC supply and runs on 24V dc.
> 7.  It responds to GPSCon commands, although peculiarly, while it reports sats, etc it does not (so far) draw graphs of the EFC, etc in the GPSCon program.
> 8.  It reports to the GPSCon program that it is a Z3801A!
> I would appreciate any thoughts as to what this "hybrid" is.
> Jim Robbins
> N1JR
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