NTP daemon driver for the Lindy Precision Clock MSF radio receiver
What is it?The Lindy precision clock is an MSF receiver. MSF is the time signal send by the NPL in the UK. This signal sends the current date and time for the UK. This signal can be received in the whole UK and parts of Europe. I had a very good signal in Gouda in the Netherlands. It is calculated from an atomic clock.
Other signals are DCF77 (Germany), HBG (Swiss) and TDF (France).
Specs / what does it look like?The Lindy precision clock has either a 2 meters long cable with either RS232 (9 pins) or USB connector.
The device is sold by www.gude.info and www.lindy.co.uk.
DownloadPlease check the 'README'-file in the tar-ball for instructions on how to use this driver.
Linux users: kernel 2.6.22 (or more recent) is required as well as the header-files of this kernel (or else it won't even compile).
Solving bad receptionWhen you see a lot of errors (parity errors, strange offsets, etc.), make sure you have aligned the receiver correctly. It should be perpendicular to the transmitter of the MSF signal in Anthorn in the United Kingdom. Also if possible place the receiver as close to a window as possible, a window without heat-shielding coating or else you'll probably won't receive anything at all.
E.g. when your receiver is located in Marbihan, in Bretagne in France, make sure the line between the cable and the led of the receiver is aligned from west to east (or vice versa):
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