[time-nuts] WTB: GPS Antenna Splitter

Joseph Gray jgray at zianet.com
Mon Oct 6 16:51:30 EDT 2014


I had a 4-port GPS splitter, but sold it. I got mine from eBay. It was an
HP unit and I got it cheap. You need to watch for a good price on eBay.

I see two HP 4-way splitters on eBay for $73. Search for GPS distribution.

As for the antenna, I use an HP timing antenna. I see some Nokia timing
antennas for $25 on eBay.

 On Oct 6, 2014 2:01 PM, "Dave M" <dgminala at mediacombb.net> wrote:

> Does anyone in the group have, or can point me to, a low-cost (but not
> cheap) 2-port splitter for a GPS antenna?  Those on Ebay are rather
> expensive.
> I have two GPSDO units, and have both an older timing antenna and a new
> choke ring antenna (Thanks, Pete L).  I already have one 2-port splitter
> (working well), but my intent is to connect both antennas through the
> splitters and a couple coaxial relays so that I can, with the twist of a
> switch, allow me to run each GPS from a different antenna, or both from the
> same antenna.  I would like to gather some data as to the differences
> between the two antennas.  I know I could switch the connections manually,
> but I like the idea of a switch to sort of automate the connections, and
> I'd
> need another splitter anyway.
> Before I go to the trouble and expense of building upon this idea, are
> there
> any comments as to the value of the project?
> Some questions come to mind:
> I'm thinking about mounting both antennas on the same mast, at the same
> elevation, just separated by a couple feet.  Any problems that I should be
> aware of by putting both antennas so close together?  Will that small
> distance have a noticeable effect when switching a receiver from one
> antenna
> to the other?  Will the GPS notice the difference and want to do another
> survey?
> Thanks for your comments.
> Dave M
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