[time-nuts] HP Z3801A Motorola Oncore VP Firmware Dates

randy warner randy at geodetics.com
Mon Jun 23 17:50:05 EDT 2008


Not a problem. The VP works fine with current dates. The ones you have to
look out for are back in the original v6.x firmware days. Because of their
programming the were not capable of handling the 1024 week rollover. 


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Subject: [time-nuts] HP Z3801A Motorola Oncore VP Firmware Dates

Randy et al:

Thanks, Randy, for the history lesson on the VPs and their firmware.  

My previous firmware comment, however, was directed at the Z3801A's
motherboard firmware, not the VP's firmware.  This is because my Z3801A
won't take a manually entered date after Dec 31st, 2007.  With a 2008 date I
get an "out of range" (or something like that) error msg back.  The VP
doesn't seem to have any problems with 2008 dates from the GPS birds.  And
once the Z3801A gets up and running with current date/time/position all is

Tnx very much for the input RF connector info!  I think some washers may be
able to space the VP a little higher to allow enough clearance for the cable
connector on the "straight" RF input connector without hitting the IC
underneath it on the motherboard, but I've not yet tried this.  

--Larry, W7JYJ  

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