[time-nuts] Deaf Z3801

Bob Bownes bownes at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 14:54:15 EST 2017


However, setting it to 23:59:59 Dec 12,2007 and leaving t alone for an hour
or two seems to have done the trick.

Thanks folks! Off to look at adev/pn of the $7 GPS boards I found with
10MHz out. Plots soon.

Bob


On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 12:26 PM, Bob Bownes <bownes at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yup. tried that too.
>
> The system won't let me set the date after 23:59:59 Dec 12,2007
>
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:42 AM, Bob kb8tq <kb8tq at n1k.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> One thing that has faked me out on SCPI - they cache error messages. You
>> have to dump them all before you try something.
>>
>> Bob
>>
>> > On Nov 16, 2017, at 11:24 AM, Bob Bownes <bownes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Thanks John.
>> >
>> > When I do this, I get the E-222 error indicating 'Data out of range'.
>> >
>> > Tried several formats, trailing';', etc.
>> >
>> > Here's what I get:
>> > scpi > :GPS:INIT:DATE 2017,11,16
>> > E-222> :GPS:INIT:DATE 17,11,16
>> > E-222> :GPS:INIT:DATE 17,01,01
>> > E-222> :GPS:INIT:DATE 2017,01,01
>> > E-222> :GPS:INIT:DATE 2017,01,01;
>> > E-222> :GPS:INIT:DATE 17,01,01;
>> > E-222>
>> >
>> > Even tried a :SYSTEM:PRESET, whic interestingly enough, does not reset
>> the
>> > location.
>> >
>> > Bob
>> >
>> > On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 8:49 AM, John Franke <jmfranke at cox.net> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Try:
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Shut off power to the GPS receiver
>> >>
>> >> Disconnect the GPS antenna downlead
>> >>
>> >> Reapply power to the GPS receiver
>> >>
>> >> Enter  *:GPS:INIT:DATE 2017,01,01* (The only space is between DATE and
>> >> 2017)
>> >>
>> >> Reconnect the GPS antenna downlead and wait
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> John
>> >>
>> >> On November 14, 2017 at 10:43 PM Bob Bownes <bownes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> I put my 3801 back in service the day before yesterday, or tried to.
>> It’s
>> >> been on the shelf for about a year (off).
>> >>
>> >> I powered it up, and while it sees a few sats, it will not acquire any.
>> >> Changing to a known good antenna (off the NTP server) makes no
>> difference.
>> >>
>> >> Anyone seen the behavior before? The location data is good, but the
>> >> time/date are way out.
>> >>
>> >> Thanks!
>> >> Bob
>> >>
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