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[Towertalk] MFJ 890

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Subject: [Towertalk] MFJ 890
From: (Dave AA6YQ)
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 19:40:49 -0700
There are quite a few free applications that will sync your PC's clock
with some high-resolution standard. AboutTime is one example...


        Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jim Lux
Sent: Friday, June 14, 2002 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] MFJ 890

I've used this software (with a FT-757GX and homebuilt RS232 interface),
and it works quite nicely.  One mode has a global map that lights up the
beacon that's currently "hot".

The only tricky part is that your PC has to be properly synchronized (to
a few tenths of a second) to UTC.  If you have a TAC/GPS interface this
is trivial, otherwise, a steady hand on the mouse click and a receiver
tuned to WWV would work.  (I think it would be cool to modify the
BeaconSee program to tune to and listen to WWV and demodulate the time
code and synchronize the PC automatically...)

Jim Smith wrote:
> Try
> Works great
> 73 de Jim Smith    VE7FO
> >
> > My memory's good, but awful short, however I seem to remember 
> > shareware available on the net somewhere that does basically the 
> > same thing. For free.
> >
> > Just my 2 cents.
> >
> > 73 Bruce W1RJ
> >
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