[time-nuts] Oncore VP problem

GandalfG8 at aol.com GandalfG8 at aol.com
Thu Jul 19 06:12:34 EDT 2007

In a message dated 19/07/2007 02:44:42 GMT Daylight Time,  tom.k3io at gmail.com 

My  suggestion is that you pick up a free evaluation copy of Rick
Hambly's  TAC32 software at http://cnssys.com/cnsclock/Tac32Software.html
. TAC32  knows all the quirks & options that ever existed in a  Motorola
receiver, going all the way back to the Rev.3 PVT6. Then if you  find it
useful, a legal copy can be purchased from Rick, or at members  discount
from TAPR  (http://www.tapr.org/gps_tac32.html).

Hi Tom
Many thanks for the suggestion.
You may have seen my subsequent post in which I commented that I had tried  
TAC32 without solving my problem, only to find the kit was working ok but  with 
an incorrectly labelled connector.
TAC32 does look useful though so I'll check it over more thoroughly  later.
One "interesting" side effect......
Some time after shutting down TAC32 last night, but with the Oncore still  
connected to the serial port and outputting data, my PS2 connected mouse started 
 misbehaving, with the pointer jumping all over the place then settling down 
for  a while before repeating the performance.
It didn't occur to me at first that the incoming serial data might have  
anything to do with it until it started again this morning and I eventually  
stopped it by disconnecting the serial lead from the receiver.
Whilst I can't say for sure that running TAC32 was what caused it, it's not  
something I've ever seen in the past nor previously this past few  days after 
running WinOncore.
I'll check later to see if the port shut down properly and also take a look  
at the Oncore message stream, perhaps TAC32 may have changed something  there 
as part of its auto setup routine?


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