[time-nuts] GPS leap second pending (TBolt/Heather)

John Miles john at miles.io
Fri Jan 23 23:34:23 EST 2015

Agreed that simply showing the status of the leap-pending bit is the logical thing to do, and it's definitely not something I would call a bug.  It would be extremely cool, though, if it used the data from packet 0x58 to display a countdown timer.  I'd volunteer to make the change, but I have an excellent excuse to avoid doing so, namely that I'm going to be offline for a few days while I move. :)

This also means that the test/demo server at ke5fx.dyndns.org:45000 will be down for a while, probably at least a week.  If you click on the "KE5FX TBolt (Seattle, USA)" link and it times out, that'll be why.

-- john, KE5FX
Miles Design LLC

> 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.

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