[time-nuts] GPSDO for my rubber duckie

Michael Sokolov msokolov at ivan.Harhan.ORG
Tue Aug 2 02:35:58 UTC 2011

Henry Hallam <henry at pericynthion.org> wrote:

> The parameters you'll want for conversion between MCAT and mean solar
> time are given daily in the IERS bulletins:
> http://hpiers.obspm.fr/eop-pc/products/bulletins/bulletins.html

Yes, I know.

> By making use of these you should be able to do much better than the
> slightly inelegant leap second rubberization-over-10-seconds method
> you had proposed.  Your rubber seconds should be smooth and
> continuous, to the limit of the IERS measurement accuracy.

But that would be quite a bit harder. :-)  I'll leave that as an exercise
for Version 2.0; but I'll start with building 1.0 that does my simple


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