3 Feb 2013

Internet Time Servers

For WSPR, and probably quite a few other programmes, it is important to have your PC's clock accurate to within a second or so. With WSPR, if you are more than a few seconds out the software will be unable to correctly decode signals. There are several internet time servers around which sync the PC clock to very accurate time standards around the word.

The one I use is http://www.worldtimeserver.com/atomic-clock/ . This allows you to download a program called atomic.exe which syncs your PC clock at an interval you choose to an internet time server. It is a great help to keep an old PC in time for WSPR. Without this my old Dell Inspiron would be all over the place with time. Once installed there is nothing to do as long as you have an internet connection.

1 comment:

Julian Moss said...

I always advise people to use Meinberg NTP for Windows. It's the official NTP software and is fully supported. It's also free like the other programs that get mentioned. I install it and then forget about it.

Julian, G4ILO