[time-nuts] Lucked out

Alan Melia alan.melia at btinternet.com
Fri May 21 22:37:23 UTC 2010

The ones they cant get to work are the most fun...:-))

Alan G3NYK

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bruce Lane" <kyrrin at bluefeathertech.com>
To: <time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 11:31 PM
Subject: [time-nuts] Lucked out

> Fellow time-tickers,
> I lucked out on that NTS100i. No, it didn't have GPS (it was the IRIG
> version), but the fix was very simple.
> To recap: The Ebay seller had said he was unable to get it to
> synchronize to an "IRIG input" no matter how hard he tried.
> The solution: Turns out the IRIG version of the 100i (sub-model NIC-215)
> has a hardware jumper setting for different IRIG code formats. I
> discovered this when, on a whim, I fed the thing an IRIG-E stream -- and
> it locked!
> Some further experimentation located the jumper. I fed the thing a
> standard IRIG-B signal, then moved the jumper to different positions
> until I got a lock.
> One quick set of modified rack brackets later, the thing is doing its
> duty as a slave clock and NTP server, drawing its reference from my
> Odetics 425.
> I would call this $47 well-spent. ;-)
> Bruce Lane, Owner & Head Hardware Heavy,
> Blue Feather Technologies (http://www.bluefeathertech.com)
> Assoc. member, AZA & AAZK for many moons.
> "Salvadore Dali's computer has surreal ports..."
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