PiAware and GPS dongle


#1

I have a USB GPS dongle from a previous project that I could probably dig up and plug into the PiAware box that I am currently running, my question is, does it do anything for the system? (I could also use it as an extremely low stratum 1 NTP server for my house, so not all would be lost if the PiAware suite couldn’t take advantage of it)

Thanks in advance!


#2

These are just my opinions, not so much advice. :wink: Assuming you’re running ntpd on your Pi, the GPS wouldn’t really add anything, as far as I know. As for running your own NTP server, it’s a cool idea, but again, you can just point your computers to any of the public stratum 1 time servers.


#3

Well, it’s either that or I leave it in a box buried in my storage room. Besides, I haven’t had a stratum 1 server since I left the military. :frowning:

I wasn’t sure if there was some additional feature or information that the Pi can send up with GPS timing.


#4

If you are interested in seeing what someone else has done with the pi in the NTP area, take a look at satsignal.eu/


#5

I am actually reading the article on his site in another tab! 8)