[amsat-bb] Re: PC clock
gerhardstein at montana.com
Tue May 11 06:26:45 PDT 2010
I've done several checks against WWV and the PC's clock is now spot on.
Yes, I was having driver problems. I explained that. But I'm no longer
attempting to use those and have what I believe is a stable driver for
my PCI serial ports I just acquired. I'll continue checks against WWV,
but as long as it check ok, I'm not going to fix what is now working ok.
On 5/10/2010 11:47 PM, Greg D. wrote:
> Hi Larry,
> Ok, I understand the need for an accurate clock, though I believe you're expectations for being able to track an overhead pass is pushing the limits of orbital prediction pretty hard. Another ham I know locally tried this, and ultimately gave up. His issue was not one of clock accuracy, but of Keps and the mathematics behind them.
> But, you've still got a PC that isn't working right, and that bugs me. I just checked my PC, and it was spot on with WWV (clock changed at the chime). So, a question... Did the clock drift before the serial port was installed? Perhaps what you need is a new driver or a different type of serial port, if you haven't exhausted that route already.
> Greg KO6TH
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