[time-nuts] Trimble Thunderbolt no longer determines the correct date
kb8tq at n1k.org
Thu Aug 10 20:31:29 EDT 2017
Indeed, this could be a new wave of TBolts into the market. My fear is that those
handling it are not going to sell off the “rejects”. They’ll just toss them in the trash.
> On Aug 10, 2017, at 8:00 PM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
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