[time-nuts] Leap second to be introduced at midnight UTC December 31 this year

Noah noah.robin at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 13:26:23 EDT 2016


Follow up: Spectracom has released an official document which broadens the known impact to include their Accutime GG antenna:

http://support.spectracom.com/articles/FAQ/Why-is-there-a-1-second-time-error-from-my-GPS-reference





> On Jul 21, 2016, at 12:02 PM, Noah <noah.robin at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> On Jul 21, 2016, at 5:23 AM, Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:
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>> noah.robin at gmail.com said:
>>> Discovered that my commercial GPS appliances opted to *apply* yesterday's
>>> pending leap second, which has made for an interesting day.
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>> Could you please say more?
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>> How are you working around it?
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>> Vendor?  Model?  Can you take the cover off (or peer in through the vents) 
>> and see what type of GPS receiver they are using?
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> In earlier email. 
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>> I assume the gear is recent or the problem would have been discovered the 
>> last time we had a leap second.  Have you contacted the vendor?  Have they 
>> confirmed the problem?  Any estimate on when they will ship new firmware?
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> We just finished replacing our previous gear with this a week ago; timing is everything. :)  Vendor was contacted yesterday and have supplied a patch this morning to reduce the GPS->UTC offset back to 17 until they get a more permanent fix from Trimble. I've not installed it yet, but the vendor states the patch won't persist across reboots. 
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> --n


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