[time-nuts] GPS leap second pending (TBolt/Heather)
shalimr9 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 22:38:49 EST 2015
Re: "Note that this is not a GPS problem, nor a Trimble problem. It's just
a problem with user written software."
I agree with Mark's comment. His software makes no attempt to "interpret"
or "correct" the information put out by the Thunderbolt, it simply reports
it. My Thunderbolt Monitor does the same thing.
I can imagine a different tool with a different objective doing something
different with good reason, but that is not what Lady Heather does, by
choice rather than by mistake.
It's a problem with user's expectations :)
On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 8:05 PM, Mark Sims <holrum at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Nope, it's not an error or a problem.
> That column of data is showing a decode of the 16 status bits that the
> Tbolt is providing. The Trimble docs say that bit is a "Leap Pending"
> bit, so that is what Heather displays. It would be wrong to try and
> mask/adjust the report of the receiver's status word.
> Lady Heather is a monitor and display program for Trimble timing
> receivers. It shows the values that the receiver is reporting (usually to
> the precision that the receiver provides... think that micro-degree
> temperature value is really that accurate? I have a lovely bridge that you
> might want to purchase) But that's what the receiver is sending, so
> that's what gets displayed.
> Note that this is not a GPS problem, nor a Trimble problem. It's just a
> problem with user written software.
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