[time-nuts] Has my TBolt gone south ?

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Wed Aug 12 18:18:16 EDT 2015


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> On Aug 12, 2015, at 5:29 PM, Alberto di Bene <dibene at usa.net> wrote:
> On 8/12/2015 8:29 PM, Hal Murray wrote:
>> How long did you wait after turning it on?
>> How good is your antenna position?
>> Did you tell it to remember the location after a survey finished?
>> If it's been off for a few weeks, it doesn't know where the satellites are.
>> To get started, it has to find one by a brute force search.  With a good
>> antenna, that doesn't take very long.  Then it takes 15 minutes to collect
>> the satellite info.  With a poor antenna location, it takes longer, maybe a
>> lot longer.
> Thanks Hal for your answer.
>   My TB now is switched on since yesterday, but no satellites are acquired...
> Last time I switched it on, it worked, and, even after a long off period, it did take not more than
> a few minutes to acquire the first satellite.
> Yesterday, after I saw that no satellites did show up in LH, I issued the ! command to do a cold reset,
> just to see if it could be of help.
> My antenna is a timing antenna, on the chimney of my house, completely free from obstacles.
> There is the possibilities that a thunderstorm has broken its small mast, tomorrow I will check.
> This seems to be the only reasonable cause of the malfunction... the TB accepts commands
> and sends back status info. Unless its GPS receiver has developed a fault...
> 73  Alberto  I2PHD
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