[time-nuts] GPS for Nixie Clock

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Jul 11 04:06:19 EDT 2016

From: Hal Murray

That's an old receiver.  Modern receivers are much more sensitive and much
more likely to work indoors.

I suggest getting a modern chip.  Some of them come packaged with an 

Then you can play around with it from a PC, arduino, or Raspberry Pi to
figure out what you will have to do and how well it will work.

Here is one to consider:
  Adafruit Ultimate GPS Breakout - 66 channel w/10 Hz updates - Version 3

If you have room on the display, you can display the offset between the time
as derived from GPS and the time from the power line.  :)

Yes, there is a lot of difference between old and current GPS chips, with 
the modern ones being much more useful indoors.  I've been using the 
Raspberry PI and can recommend this GPS board.  It has an SMA connection and 
can use the usual puck antennas, allowing you to place the antenna in the 
best available location away from the computer.


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