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