[time-nuts] Accessories for Synergy GPS unit.

David Kirkby david.kirkby at onetel.net
Fri May 27 12:25:57 EDT 2005

I am thinking of purchasing the Synergy SymPaQ/III GPS unit,


which will be fitted with a Motorola MT12+ GPS unit. I just phoned and 
got some prices.

The basic unit is $295, plus $33 for an antenna. A kit is $600 - quite a 
difference, so I don't wish to buy a kit.

1) Do I need the software, or are there any freebie equivalents?

(I don't suppose some of you would be surprised to know I'd like 
open-source software that could be compiled on my Sun, but I guess that 
is asking too much!!! However, if I ever write any, I'll make it 

2) Are any of the accessories, such as cables, or whatever else is in 
the kit worth having? My guess is not, since I will be putting this in a 
box with power supply, rubidium, backup batteries etc. I will only run 
the RS232 to a another RS232 socket on the back of the frequency standard.

Just wondering if any of the cables are odd, with odd connectors, that I 
might have a problem with. I don't think there are.

I just wanted to check, before placing the order. Shipping is expensive 
to the UK, so don't wish to miss anything, but I have spent quite a bit 
on this project recently, so want to keep costs as low as possible.

David Kirkby,

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of if you live in Essex http://www.southminster-branch-line.org.uk/

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