[time-nuts] Z3801 misbehaving
paulswedb at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 19:50:34 UTC 2016
I added 2 X AA batteries external to the 3801 to the GPS receiver. Will run
several years and very easy to replace. Now that doesn't make it instant
start but certainly sub hour or less maybe 20 minutes.
On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 8:43 AM, John Green <wpxs472 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The place isn't out of the way. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if it got
> a power interruption sometime. In addition, the temperature isn't stable
> either. It will be at least a couple of weeks before I am ready to attempt
> to use it for anything, and then it won't matter so much about absolute
> accuracy. The thing that had me going about this was that even from the
> very first time I ever fired it up, it always found satellites very
> quickly. Next will be to get some kind of monitoring program running. I
> will have to interrupt the GPS signal soon to insert the splitter so I can
> hook up another receiver at the same time.
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 10:58 PM, Charles Steinmetz <csteinmetz at yandex.com
> > John wrote:
> > Tonight I got a GPS Lock light. Bravo!
> > Patience is a virtue. ;-)
> > Remember this when it comes to all the other metrics -- settling to good
> > stability, in particular, which may take quite a while (weeks to months)
> > since the OCXO has been off for so long. My suggestion is to put it in
> > out-of-the-way place where the temperature is stable and there is little
> > no risk of it being physically jostled, and forget about it for a month.
> > Then see where you are. (I mean, really forget it -- don't monitor it,
> > don't look at the lights -- because those will tempt you to play with it,
> > which will make it take even longer to settle.)
> > Charles
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