[time-nuts] Moving GPSDO

Nick Sayer nsayer at kfu.com
Mon Oct 17 13:38:56 EDT 2016

Speaking for my GPSDOs specifically, you can’t disable the survey mode with the Venus838 receiver (well, you can, but it requires you to talk to the module with SkyTraq’s software, which requires disabling the GPSDO’s controller - possible to do, but annoying). I haven’t attempted to see what it would do if it were moved after the survey is completed (if you move during the survey, then the survey will fail and repeat).

The older GPSDOs that had PA6H receivers were navigation receivers that didn’t have a survey mode.

In either case, without a surveyed position, PPS stability will suffer if/when the constellation degrades due to poor reception, which can happen if, say, the unit is in a moving vehicle in interesting terrain. Poor PPS stability will have an impact on the PLL, obviously.

> On Oct 16, 2016, at 9:19 PM, Joseph Gray <jgray at zianet.com> wrote:
> I'm curious to know how accurately a GPSDO will keep its 10 MHz output
> while moving. No initial survey to set a position would be done. I
> don't care about the UTC time.
> Joe Gray
> W5JG
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