[time-nuts] Looking to find an antenna for a TrueTime XL-DC
alexpcs at ieee.org
Fri Aug 5 22:20:32 EDT 2016
Meinberg https://www.meinbergglobal.com/ makes complete down and up
converter for GPS remote antennas
On 8/5/2016 3:11 PM, Rick Jones wrote:
> On 08/04/2016 06:02 PM, Hal Murray wrote:
>> rick.jones2 at hpe.com said:
>>> HalM was kind enough to come over the other day with some antennae
>>> which we
>>> tried without success.
>> I was going to suggest taking the cover off and looking inside but it
>> off my to-do list.
>> GPS receivers are reasonably specialized. I doubt it anybody makes one
>> targeted at the down-converter market.
>> Is there an up-converter in there feeding a normal receiver? If so,
>> it might
>> be possible/easy to bypass.
>> If it looks like a direct connection to a normal receiver, I'd guess
>> it has
>> special firmware. It might be possible to replace it with one with
> My peanut gallery level of knowledge means I wouldn't recognize a
> normal receiver if it reared up and, well, you know :)
> I do though have some pictures of the relevant section of the machine
> with the cover off - two of the same shot at:
> The antenna connection is the silver "square" on the left. There are,
> as you can see, a number of jumpers everywhere. The daughter card is
> connected at its "top left" in the picture where those "5s" of posts
> are. There are some shiny gold (plated?) posts there underneath them,
> and a couple other vertical connections more towards the center.
> That entire assembly can slide out of the chassis after removing four
> screws at the back. I didn't try to remove the daughter card.
> rick jones
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