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Offline Turbon

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Radioshackus - another GPSDO dealer from China...
« on: April 07, 2016, 05:17:25 pm »
My unit built on the Trimble base doesn't seem to work as stated - tested. I followed the pdf connecting it and typed help... - No response from the unit. The unit when powered on with the antenna connected started with the leds On and Alm1 - after one second the On moved to Lock -and have stayed there since.

Sorry, I was overly harsh here so I decided to edit it. There is an solution to this I'm sure of. Will look into it during the weekend.

One small problem is for us in Europe - the insert for the wall is as seen for US - so another cost wil be a travellers convertion or the quest of finding an insert for that wallwart for different holes in the wall:).

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« Last Edit: April 08, 2016, 05:44:03 am by Turbon »
 

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Re: Radioshackus - another GPSDO dealer from China...
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2016, 06:09:20 pm »
This was not worth reading... Sorry if I upsetted anyone here  :-[

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« Last Edit: April 08, 2016, 05:48:03 am by Turbon »
 

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Re: Radioshackus - another GPSDO dealer from China...
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2016, 07:20:44 pm »
You seem really worked up about this, I see that you posted the same thing over on diyAudio.

Are you saying that it's just the serial communication isn't working? It sounds as if it is locking, have you tested the frequency outputs?

If it's just the serial port then it may be a genuine fault or a connection error, baud rate or other problem. It doesn't sound like a scam to me.
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Re: Radioshackus - another GPSDO dealer from China...
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2016, 07:35:24 pm »
That GPSDO has been reviewed on this forum and from what I read it does work. The RS232 port does not, IIRC provide access to the GPS in the way that is found on a Trimble Thunderbolt.

I personally use a pair of genuine Thunderbolt GPSDO's and love them

I will try to find the appropriate thread for you and supply the link in a minute.

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Re: Radioshackus - another GPSDO dealer from China...
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2016, 12:48:00 am »
As a general remark, I am not sure it is fair to kind of blackmail (another China guy...; and not only on this forum as Gyro points out) this seller at a point where he has not even been able to respond or sort this out. Things may go wrong, any supplier may have DOA units, and he may (or may not) be very helpfull to sort this out. We do not know yet.
I think sellers, especially at this point of an issue, should be treated in a fair manner, and I dont think it is the case here, this is how this comes accross to me.
 

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Re: Radioshackus - another GPSDO dealer from China...
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2016, 05:49:08 am »
Point taken - thank you.

I am in peace with the seller. He is very helpful. The unit works fine today.

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« Last Edit: April 11, 2016, 02:50:24 pm by Turbon »
 


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