[time-nuts] Accessories for Synergy GPS unit.

Bill Janssen billj at ieee.org
Fri May 27 19:40:59 EDT 2005

David Kirkby wrote:

> Hi,
> I am thinking of purchasing the Synergy SymPaQ/III GPS unit,
> http://www.synergy-gps.com/SynPaQ_IIIDataSheet.pdf
> 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 
> available).
> 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.
Speaking of software, will the software for the surplus gps (Z-3801) 
work to get info from
a MT12 or similar? I have both but have not tried to fire up both at the 
same time.

Bill K7NOM

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