All of my NTP servers are finally up and running! (For real!)
I had been having issues with the Sparkfun Trimble GPS Module and I finally contacted Sparkfun. They responded quickly and knew exactly what the issue was.
Turns out, the width of the pulse on the Pulse-per-second output of the Trimble is too short for the Raspberry Pi 2 to detect.
Sparkfun provided step by step instructions on how to download Trimble’s GPS Configuration software, connect the module to my computer, and reprogram the pulse width. Thank you Sparkfun!
So now I can finally be collecting statistics on all five modules. I’d like to get a least a week of data before beginning comparisons.
Stay tuned for more!
Well I have all five GPS modules connected and powered on!
Continue reading “Sunday Geek Project: NTP Servers”
I’m back from Field Day and the Fourth of July. I finally received my SparkFun Trimble GPS module and have it up and running.
I’m still waiting on the last GPS module, from Uputronics, before I begin comparison testing.
To setup each Raspberry Pi 2 as a Stratum 1 NTP server I’m following the recipe created by David Taylor. While the recipe is very thorough and complete, I ran into an issue disabling the login prompt on the Raspberry Pi’s serial port under Debian Jessie. No matter what I did the login prompt would always be re-enabled after the Pi rebooted. This resulted in GPSD not starting correctly. Read on to find out how to resolve the issue. Continue reading “Sunday Geek Project: Raspberry Pi NTP Server Recipe”
Here are the different GPS Modules I’m playing with or plan to play with: Continue reading “Sunday Geek Project: The Contenders and Setup”
So today is the day after my youngest son’s high school graduation party. Needing a break, I decided to work on my project to compare different GPS modules’ time keeping ability. So I built three Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers using Raspberry Pi’s and different GPS modules:
As I move from the prototyping stage to the testing phase, I hope to document the process, equipment, and results here.