I also see another firmware upgrade as of July 21.
I also see another firmware upgrade as of July 21.
Give yours a try Mike.
If you were to buy this Garmin sensor you can't even use it with Garmin software but regular GPS software. I am considering it to work with a Palm Tungsten C and if I can get it to work with Tom Tom navigator or Mapsource I might consider this sensor and also apply it to the Timy sync.
BTW I have also heard a Rumour that Timy software might become free in the fall. I'd love to have all the capabilities of the timy available to me since I do so little timing and so much playing. The text below is the replies I got from ALGE re GPS SYNC and even though a very useful feature I don't think is it as easy to utilize as I had hoped.
BTW GPS city in Nevada sells this sensor for around $175 USD
I have forgotten that you need another line:
The gps-device has a line: 1 impulse per second. You have to connect this line to the pin 2 (= channel 0 )of the 25 dsub.
1.) you can work with 2400, 4800 or 9600 Baud, that's not the problem.
2.) But you have to go sure, that the gps-device sends the correct data-string.
In order to do that, you have to configure the gps-device first, with a pc.
Then the gps-device should send each second the data-string.
E.g. my gps-device (Garmin GPS-35) stores its settings, and these settings remains even after powering off and on again.
3.) Garmin GPS-35: procedure to configure and protocol (NMEA 0183 Version 2.0 ) :
procedure to configure:
a.) build up a correct rs323 communication
b.) set the correct baudrate of your terminal program at your pc
(now you can send an receive datas form the gps-device)
c.) command: "$PGRMO,,2<cr><lf>" The double quotes are not part of the command, they are just the beginning and the end of the command
<cr> is only one character: carriage return <cr>
<lf> is only one character: line feed.
Each command has to be finished with <cr><lf>
d.) command: "$PGRMO,GPRMC,1<cr><lf>"
e.) command: "$PGRMC,,,,,,,,,,,,2,,<cr><lf>" 12 times a comma and 2 times a comma
f.) command: "$PGRMC,,,,,,,,,,4,,,,<rc><lf>" 10 times a comma and 4 times a comma. This command sets the baudrate to 9600 Baud
If you want to have 4800 baud, write a "3" instead of the "4".
g.) power off and on the gps-device.(Now the settings are stored in the gps-device)
we use the device from Garmin: "GPS 35-HVS",
On the lower page, you will find, that it has PPS/ PUlse per second) output, that's provides for an exactly time sync.
I will update after the 20th when I get back from holidays. I do live my gadgets.
So I power up the gps sensor after configuring it with the garmin software and plug it into the timy. I turn the timy on and Voila the GPS screen. I adjust for the offset from GMT and the little bugger synced up on HH:MM:58. I then unplugged the gps cable and off to the races.
I used a db25 cable direct to the timy. Pin 10, 11, 12(GND), and 2. Pin 2 is channel 0 for the sync signal. Pins 10 and 11 are tx and rx. You also need +5V for the GPS. I don't know if the Timy can support the 65ma current requirement for the GPS so I used a 12 volt cigarette lighter adaptor.
Once I was sure of the tx and rx connections it still required a couple of tries to get the timy to play. BTW do all the sync on batteries as the power supply on the timy can interfere with the recognition of the gps.
TIMY conected to the GPS sensor, time zone adjusted to MDT (UTC -6.0) and waiting for the OK to sync
Sync completed at 10:16:16. The correct date was also set by the GPS. TIMY now asks for the GPS to be removed. Unplug, press OK and go about your business.
One other thing that Albert from ALGE mentioned was that the programmer for the TIMY has been sick and this is why there has been no firmware upgrades for a while. He said that they would be working on the upgrades "intense" so we should see some new stuff soon.
How would you sync say an s4 from a Timy or a second timy from the first? I have never had much luck at this. even when syncing without the gps signal i used a thumb switch to do it and never an automatic sync.
For an S4 or TIMY
Connect the C0 from the timy to the C0 on the S4 or TIMY or both
Program the S4/TIMY sync time for an upcoming minute
Press and hold the two OK buttons during the top of the minute that you want the sync to occur
Your devices are now in sync.
You can always check the accuracy of the sync by leaving the connections in place and giving all devices a common impulse (from a button push or other) and checking the time stamps. All should be the same. Naturally there will be some drift between the clocks the longer that you wait until this test is performed.
DB25 to DB9 adapter with power supply
have you suceed to connect your Garmin GPS 60C to the TIMY with the 4 pins connector on the back ?
I have the GPS 60Cx at home and want to try to sync my time with it.
GPS SYNC-TIME but do not work (only standard SYNC-TIME). Interface Timy is set to 9600 baud.
What am I doing wrong?
GARMIN GPS 18x LVC is not the problem, connected to a PC (via RS232) works (Garmin Sensor configuration software ver.3.20).
Did you verify the baud rate on the Garmin? According to the current manual, the default baud rate is 4800.
Maybe is the pin assignment from Pepik correct.
But ALGE says, they manipulate the program from GARMIN GPS.
Point for ALGE.
Hello, can I Use this GPS module ?
And should it work with connection From DB25(Timy) to DB9 pin like here:
10 TX to 2
11 RX to 3
12 GND to 5
23 +(7,5-14,5v) to 9
2 C0- Not present
Thank you for reply/help
It wont work because you don t have a sync signal. You also have to know that that the timy is getting his time from a prioritary GARMIN INSTRUCTION "GPRMF" which is a non standartd NMEA0183 instruction.
The GPS has to support the GARMIN NMEA instruction and have a SYNC pin/wire