[time-nuts] Can Lady Heather set PC time directly from a TrimbleThunderbolt?

Adrian Godwin artgodwin at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 15:36:49 EDT 2017


Could Lady Heather provide an NTP server so a local NTP client could access
the GPS time ? Or is that an overcomplicated way to do it?


On 3 Aug 2017 20:19, "David J Taylor via time-nuts" <time-nuts at febo.com>
wrote:

> I use an NTP client to set my Windows 7 64 bit PC time for digital
> mode amateur radio activities, but I was wondering if my Trimble
> Thunderbolt and Lady Heather can do the same job? If it can, how do I
> do it please, and can the PC show GMT and not UTC, and finally does
> the date glitch affect this? Lady Heather communicates with the GPS
> via a true serial port. Thanks!
>
>       Best Regards,
>                   Chris Wilson. 2E0ILY
> =============================================
>
> Chris,
>
> If you have a PPS source you can use that directly with your Windows-7 PC.
> I have some notes here:
>
>  http://www.satsignal.eu/ntp/Sure-GPS.htm
>
> Windows works internally in UTC, just choose your time zone from the
> Control Panel.  I'm guessing that you mean UK local time, as GMT and UTC
> are the same (at least as far as wall-clock time is concerned).
>
> 73,
> David GM8ARV
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