[time-nuts] Trimble Thunderbolt no longer determines the correct date
paulswedb at gmail.com
Thu Aug 10 20:00:52 EDT 2017
Just remember you are taking on E911 responsibility.
Not that brave.
But come on all those tbolts going in the trash. Sounds like goodies.
On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 7:55 PM, Adrian Godwin <artgodwin at gmail.com> wrote:
> While it wouldn't be difficult to build such a device, manufacturing a
> decent quantity in less than 2 weeks to beat Trimble would be a tall order.
> There are, however, programmable converters : all the hardware you need and
> just needs some suitable software. For example :
> It does rather more than you need, there may be cheaper alternatives.
> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 6:24 PM, Brad Dye <brad at braddye.com> wrote:
> > The Trimble Thunderbolts are used in many Radio Paging Systems to
> > synchronize their transmitters in simulcast mode. Systems that are using
> > the models affected by the 1024 week epoch are currently off the air or
> > functioning poorly. This is a very serious issue because many doctors and
> > nurses as well as first responders rely on their pagers for emergency
> > notification.
> > Trimble’s only distributor, Novotech, did not know about it and had no
> > inventory of the new replacement E series Thunderbolt GPS Receivers.
> > Trimble says they are shipping new units from their overseas factory in
> > about 2 weeks — thats the best they can offer!
> > I read here on the Time Nuts messages that some are considering: "some
> > in-line device that re-writes the serial data as it comes out of the
> > Thunderbolt”
> > Does anyone plan to do this? Or does anyone have any ideas for a
> > short-term solution.
> > Any suggestions would be sincerely appreciated.
> > Best Regards,
> > Brad Dye
> > Editor, The Wireless Messaging News
> > P.O. Box 266
> > Fairfield, IL 62837 USA
> > Telephone: 618-599-7869
> > Skype: braddye
> > http://www.braddye.com
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