[time-nuts] TAPR GPS Experimenters Kit

Jerry Hancock jerry at hanler.com
Fri Jun 2 22:50:55 EDT 2017

Greg, Funny.  Some of the lucent boxes have been in strange places as well.  Can you please check your PPS to see if you get a signal when in that other mode (where it needs at least one sat locked)?

> On Jun 2, 2017, at 5:13 PM, Gregory Beat <w9gb at icloud.com> wrote:
> Received a note from John Koster, W9DDD that TAPR had one complete GPS kit left.
> https://www.tapr.org/gps_exp-kit.html
> Received #CAB083 (2.1mm DC Barrel Jack to Bare Wire/"Pigtail") this morning via AirMail.  
> https://www.moddiy.com/products/2.1mm-DC-Barrel-Jack-to-Bare-Wire-%28Open-End%29.html
> Took about 10 minutes to finish building 2 adapter cables for the two kits.
> I will have to post photos.
> I used an old Linksys router power adapter (12VDC, 1A) for power and an old Motorola ANT62301 "HockeyPuck" antenna (Marine screw-base) on the patio (some obstructions).
> http://www.dvq.com/stan/041127/TN-491B-motorola-gps-antenna.pdf
> I could not get TAPR/CNS Systems TAC32 software to work under latest update of Windows 10 (I'll have to ask Rick, W2GPS about that).
> Lady Heather, version 5 came to the rescue (Thank you Mark Sims).
> Lady Heather recognized the Motorola M12 receiver quickly.
> I performed a Hardware Reset and then started the Standard Survey.  
> After about 10 minutes it was tracking, and continuing survey.
> I did read the old coordinates and date from one M12 receiver .... 
> it last operated in 2014 and its coordinates placed it in middle of Indian River, west of Melbourne, FL (Space Coast).
> Many laughs about why the last report was in river:
> 1.) dropped off a barge or boat
> 2.) partially recovered from a Falcon 9 booster
> 3.) throwing contest from shore
> --
> greg, w9gb
> Sent from iPad Air
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