[time-nuts] Improving on basic L1 timing

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Tue Jun 14 21:25:48 EDT 2016


With some searching and dedicated bidding, you can find older L1/L2 GPS 
gear fairly cheaply. It may take a year or two of bidding to get something you
can use….That gets you back to the issue of “am I fiddling around waiting 
to do something or doing it”. 


> On Jun 14, 2016, at 4:16 AM, Angus <not.again at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm planning to test some rubidiums again, but since Santa never did
> get me that hydrogen maser I asked for, I'm still stuck with ordinary
> gps timing receivers as a separate medium to long term reference. The
> atmospheric issues are probably the main ones I would like to get rid
> of, although the more errors removed the better.
> It does not have to be done in real time, but even an single test run
> would last weeks, so there could be a lot of data to tie together.
> It would really need to be something that actually exists rather than
> just an idea of how it might be done, since I really just don't have
> time for any more major projects anytime soon. I've found from
> experience that too much time spent making the test gear etc means
> that I don't get the time to actually use it!
> I'm also looking for something that's not too expensive - like up to
> hundreds rather than thousands of pounds.
> A good cesium or 2+ frequency gps with relevant options might be fine,
> but also rather out of my price range. 
> BTW, I do plan on uploading the end results, in case anyone is
> interested.
> If anyone knows of some way to do this, (or even has something
> appropriate they want to sell) I'd appreciate hearing about it, on or
> off-list.
> Thanks,
> Angus.
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