Re: A question regarding timing

From: Mir16609@aol.com
Date: Wed Feb 14 2001 - 08:10:15 PST

  • Next message: Jim King: "Re: A question regarding timing"

    In a message dated Wed, 14 Feb 2001 10:53:41 AM Eastern Standard Time, "Jim King" <jim@jimking.net> writes:
    
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    Most consumer handheld GPS receivers update their displays at a relatively
    low priority.  The displayed time is often off by several hundred
    milliseconds, and (in rare cases) off by several seconds.
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    Actually not so rare.
    
    GPS units are set to the proper time at manufacture but do not adjust for the leap seconds that are added every 2-3 years.  The last leap second was added on January 1st, 1999.
    
    See:
    http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/leapsec.html
    
    Cheers,
    Don Gardner  39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
    http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/
    
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