[time-nuts] Z3801A good GPS-receiver

John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com
Mon Jun 27 08:42:27 EDT 2005

Magnus Danielson wrote:

> Yes, I've noticed all the links, software and all that. Being a *nix guy I
> naturally care to have the source and control.

You're welcome to my Perl stuff -- not sure if I have it on my website 
under http://www.febo.com/time-freq/gps (look for the Z3801A link) but 
if you don't see it, drop me a line and I'll get it for you.

> One of the things I have failed to find is the type of GPS receiver operation
> in action. I assume that it is a C/A signal (it only says L1), but does it use
> HPs brilliant solution to track both carrier and code variations to make
> compensations similar to the L1/L2 P(Y) code-less tracking? I think I have
> the article around here somewhere. It is not a carrier-phase type of receiver
> as I have gathered it. Right?

The receiver is the old 6 channel Motorola Oncore, using standard L1 C/A 


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