[time-nuts] WWVB Simulator
time at patoka.org
Wed Jan 4 17:13:05 EST 2017
Here is some nice work which was done for DCF77, Its not the same as
WWVB, but worth to have a look how it was done.
On 2017-01-04 14:29, paul swed wrote:
> Like you I tend to like hardware. But today complete micros are so
> and powerful they make life easy. Heck a bit to complex use 2 or 3. I
> to follow the "Get-er-done" philosophy.
> That said search the time-nuts archive for the wwvb cheatn d-psk-r. It
> knows how to create the bpsk time stream aligned to wwvb then flips a
> switch to remove the BPSK. This allows all of the old phase tracking
> receivers work without modifications.
> I used an Arduino $8 maybe and shared all of the details and software
> the group. It preserves the old AM for radios that need that
> So a corrected wwvb signal can be had for cheap and it works very well
> on the east coast. As well as wwvb ever did.
> Have fun and use whatever technology you like as you are the do-er, you
> to choose.
> On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 2:48 AM, Chris Albertson
> <albertson.chris at gmail.com>
>> You don't need to tie up a PC. It could likely output the WWVB
>> signal while it was also surfing the web and reading emails. 60KHz
>> is NOTHING compared to displaying a you-tube video
>> In fact I bet your 48MHz uP could directly synthesize the signal.
>> Look at the ratio of 48 MHz / 60 KHz. The uP can execute about 800
>> instructions during one cycle of a 60 KHz courier. Your PC can do
>> a million operations during that same one cycle.
>> But go ahead. I'm subscribed to another list dedicated to building
>> stuff with vacuum tubes. I kind of enjoy building with that
>> technology. I used to like building with 70'd vintage 74xxx TTL.
>> city is like lego blocks for big kids. But as a practical matter if
>> you just want something to work, 21st century technology gets the job
>> On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 6:49 PM, M. Simon via time-nuts
>> <time-nuts at febo.com> wrote:
>> > Sure. I considered software. But I'm a hardware guy. I like designing
>> boards. The rig was designed to do amplitude and phase simply. The
>> design will have a $5 48 MHz microprocessor included. I'm using that
>> because of speed and memory. When that proves out I might redesign for
>> a $2
>> 24 MHz processor. Onesies prices at Mouser
>> > Besides the hardware better illustrates the concepts than software. And
>> I don't have to tie up a PC if I don't want to.
>> > I haven't priced everything out yet because the design is not done. I'd
>> be surprised if the cost was over $20 in parts for everything - power
>> supply not included. PCB extra.
>> > Feel free to send this along to the list if you are inclined.
>> > Simon
>> > Engineering is the art of making what you want from what you can get at
>> a profit.
>> > I like Polywell Fusion.
>> > On Tuesday, January 3, 2017 5:53 AM, Hal Murray <
>> hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:
>> > time-nuts at febo.com said:
>> >> I have come up with a ridiculously simple WWVB simulator that simulates
>> >> the AM modulation and the BPSK modulation.
>> > Did you consider software?
>> > Is the audio on a Raspberry Pi fast enough?
>> > I haven't looked at any details, but you can get ARM CPUs for ballpark
>> of $5
>> > on eBay. There is a good chance that one of their IO devices will let
>> > send raw bits via a DMA channel.
>> > --
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