[time-nuts] KS-24361 REF-0 standalone

Matthias Jelen Matthias.Jelen at gmx.de
Fri Aug 7 06:13:19 EDT 2015


Hi Bob,

I also grabbed some of the KS-24361 pairs and retrieved a 
lot of information from the mailng list archive.

If you have more results from the reverse engineering which 
was already done, I´d also be very interested.

Thanks,

Matthias

> Hi
>
> You need to get the Oncore running with the correct position locked in and spitting out the right strings.
> That’s all done by the CPU in the REF-1 unit. The REF-0 simply grabs the data off of the string
> as it comes by.
>
> I’ll see if I can dig out the information and send it to you off list. It’s buried around here somewhere.
>
> Bob
>
>> On Aug 6, 2015, at 10:02 PM, Edesio Costa e Silva <time-nuts at tardis.net.br> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> I have some Motorola Oncore available.
>>
>> Can you detail this "fairly simple manipulation of the signal lines"?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Edésio
>>
>> On Thu, Aug 06, 2015 at 09:57:20PM -0400, Bob Camp wrote:
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> People got a bit ???excited??? about the level of KS box discussions. All of the work decoding
>>> the 15 pin connector and how to drive the REF-0 was taken off list.
>>>
>>> Simple answer:
>>>
>>> Yes you can run a REF-0 by it???s self. It needs a dummy string that looks like the output
>>> of a Motorola Oncore to feed it and some fairly simple manipulation of the signal lines.
>>> It will then quite happily discipline to the pps you feed it.
>>>
>>> Bob
>>>
>>>> On Aug 6, 2015, at 7:27 PM, Edesio Costa e Silva <time-nuts at tardis.net.br> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hello Fellows!
>>>>
>>>> Had anyone managed to run the KS-24361 REF-0, the one without GPS, as a
>>>> standalone unit? If so, can you provide some links on how to configure it?
>>>>
>>>> The reason to try this is cost. The REF-0 unit costs USD 25 + USD 52.30
>>>> (shipping to Brazil) and I have to pay the same amount as custom taxes.
>>>>
>>>> Right now the REF-0/REF-1 pair would be too expensive.
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Edésio
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