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7.0 out of 10

Garmin GPS 18x High-Sensitivity LVC

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Overall 10
10

Use for NTP server Time Source

jabit, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Purchased this unit to use as a GPS disciplined NTP network time server. Added a DB9 serial connector on end of cable, plugged into a Debian-based NTP server and I am in business with a stratum one NTP server for my local network. This unit has run 24/7/365 with no problems. Highly recommended for its 1 pulse-per-second output time output.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Radio, Amazon
24 October 2014
Overall 10
10

Solid timing source

R. A. Jones, Amazon
11 October 2014
  • Summary: Good, reliable GPS receiver that I use to discipline an oscillator which is, in turn, a timing reference for astronomy.
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Overall 4
4.0

acceptable, but it did not do what I wanted it for

TSHIMANGA Minkoka, Amazon
25 July 2014
  • Summary: The item itself seems to work and operate. But I had not been able to have it operate as a feed to a PC to be used as an NTP server. The device seems to not output the synchronization pulses.
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Overall 10
10

High Performance, Ease of use and implement

NJSARN_SoCal, Amazon
19 July 2013
  • Summary: Here are the 5+ Star Ratings: * Triple Accuracy in time, position and elevation. * Simple instruction obtained from Garmin Site, easily implemented. * Works the first time it is plugged in (power up the GPS first) then your APRS Radio. * Supplies data to my Radio without setting the GPS unit. * Consumes negligible current draw. * Use the GPS' built-in Magnetic back or 1/4" screw attach easily to post or car roof. Good Pricing, an arm or a leg not required.
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Overall 10
10

Great Boat GPS

Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 May 2013
  • Summary: This little GPS is great. It plugs straight into my existing NMEA systems. It is extremely accurate, gets a fix within seconds of turning on, and has a great update rate. I upgraded to this from a 2 year old garmin hand-held. The tracks on the hand-held only had points once every 20 seconds (verses this units once per second), and often had times with large errors. This unit makes very smooth, accurate tracks.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for aprs

thomas, Amazon
4 May 2013
  • Summary: Would have been 5 except for Tracing down wiring diagram for project. Otherwise, it work flawless,with a steady 5vdc power source
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Overall 10
10

Works Great

Sean, Amazon
11 April 2013
  • Summary: Using it to feed my local ntp time server. I'm using the automotive windshield mount and have it stuck to the inside of an east facing window with no problems. The cable was plenty long and I had no issues putting a serial connector on it. Worked right away.
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Overall 10
10

Inexpensive, compact GPS unit for highly accurate serial PPS time.

D. Lloyd, Amazon
27 March 2013
  • Summary: I have the Garmin 18x LVC GPS attached to a serial card installed in a Debian Linux 'Squeeze' box (which was configured using the Setserial, GPSD, and NTP packages). USB based GPS units are useless for accurately setting the time. The 18x LVC GPS unit requires 5 volts of power (red wire), and for this I use a specific serial card, the StarTech.com 1 Port PCI RS232 Powered Serial Adapter Card (PCI1S650PW) .
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Overall 10
10

This has never let me down

J. Pasker, Amazon
19 March 2013
  • Summary: I have purchased many of these units over the years, and have never been let down. It has always exceeded my expectations for accuracy and performance. I first purchased this unit many years ago for an APRS tracker in a vehicle, and it worked for years stuck to the roof of a vehicle. It is fully waterproof.
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