[time-nuts] 1PPS users?

Eric Scace eric at scace.org
Sun Dec 18 19:13:20 EST 2016

Speaking as an owner of a well-behaved mechanical clock:
Clock rate performance over time can be done based on time interval measurements anchored to a solid frequency standard. No 1pps needed per se.
Bring a clock to time is simplified with a timescale-accurate 1pps source.

> On 2016 Dec 18, at 18:16 , Bob Stewart <bob at evoria.net> wrote:
> One thing I've never really understood is who actually uses the high-quality 1PPS output from a GPSDO.  I have spent a lot of time, effort, and money on developing my GPSDO without a whole of thought to the user base.  It was just a quest for the best result I could obtain with a particular technology.  The frequency standard users was a no brainer.  Everyone who wants a frequency standard eventually understands they need to get a GPSDO, or an Rb, or a Cs.  And that's all I thought I had: a good frequency standard.  And then Tom prodded me a bit and showed me the shortcomings of what I was doing, and I did something about it.  So, if an NTP user can get his time fix directly from a noisy receiver, who actually needs a time-accurate, low jitter 1PPS pulse?
> Bob - AE6RV

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