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

Mark Sims holrum at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 3 16:41:01 EDT 2017

Answer to second question:  For GMT time display set the time zone name to GMT with a time zone offset of 0.  (TZ keyboard command TZ GMT,  command line option /tx=GMT).

First question:  Yes Heather can set your system clock (assuming the program has access privileges to the change the clock.   Check out the TS keyboard command or /ts? command line options.   The clock setting routine is rather rude and crude.  It just jams the system clock with the receiver time on a once per minute/hour/day interval or whenever the receiver and system clocks diverge by more the "x" milliseconds.  The main purpose of the time set feature is for use when you don't have a net connection or NTP available.

The next version of Lady Heather has the ability to echo the receiver data (in either native format or NMEA format) to another serial port / IP address.

And for radio operations Heather has the ability to display the location in Maidenhead format.

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