[time-nuts] purpose of time of day display units
robertg8rpi at virginmedia.com
Mon Jan 23 13:44:53 EST 2017
They also help weigh the rack down :-)
I took this photo before I saw the thread.
> On 23 January 2017 at 12:14 Bob Camp <kb8tq at n1k.org> wrote:
> Trying to troubleshoot those racks *without* being able to see the timing is
> harder than if you can. This gizmo should trigger at the top of the minute.
> Did it trigger? That’s much easier to catch if you can see the minute
> If the rack goes down, it needs to be back up fast…..
> > On Jan 23, 2017, at 2:36 AM, Robert Atkinson via time-nuts
> > <time-nuts at febo.com> wrote:
> > One must remember the original use of these displays was displaying IRIG
> > time either distributed from a master clock, locally generated or from a
> > recording (tape) They long predate GPS. There are more sophisticated units
> > that include controls for the tape recorder so you could auto search to a
> > certain time. Multiple displays could be used for locally generated time,
> > time received from a remote site by fixed line or radio and time from data
> > or video recorders.I have a number of them and one sits above my GPStar as
> > the LCD on the GPStar is hard to read from across the workshop and it lets
> > me have time available while showing timing or satellite status on the GPS.
> > Just picked up 3 more (RAPCO 104 anyone have a manual for these) at the
> > weekend.
> > Robert G8RPI.
> > From: Bob Bownes <bownes at gmail.com>
> > To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> > <time-nuts at febo.com>
> > Sent: Sunday, 22 January 2017, 18:33
> > Subject: Re: [time-nuts] purpose of time of day display units
> > #5) Everyone likes blinkenlights.
> time-nuts mailing list -- time-nuts at febo.com
> To unsubscribe, go to https://www.febo.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/time-nuts
> and follow the instructions there.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Size: 31754 bytes
Desc: not available
More information about the time-nuts