for Mr.Nixie and
NEW PVelectronics Nixie clocks
The „Wireless GPS“ comprise a transmitter and receiver
to establish a „nonwired“ link for transmitting GPS data, specially the
time protocol, to your Nixie clock to keep an accurate time display all
over the world.
All GPS receivers, like your car navigation system,
obtain their positioning information, including time data, from several
satellites. Therefore it is necessary that these modules must have a
clear view to the horizon.
In your car this is not a problem as the GPS receiver
is normally placed hidden behind the windscreen. But what happens at
home, when you want to synchronizes your Nixie clock with the GPS time
All GPS receivers, even this wireless module, must be
also placed near a window to obtain their data. When using a wired
receiver, like the Global Sat BR-355 for example, you must span a connection cable
from a window, on or near which the GPS receiver mouse is placed, to the
clock’s position. This is normally not a problem unless your clock is
placed in the room far away from the window. This may be unsightly or
result in a tripping hazard due to the long cable.
So why not use a wireless data connection from the
GPS receiver to your Nixie clock, similar to when you’re using WLAN
instead of a wired ethernet connection?
Certainly, as the data from the GPS receiver will not
meet at all the standards for computer networking, we cannot use the
WLAN standard, especially as we need an alphanumeric display or a
similar monitoring device for configuring the system.
Wireless GPS !
The Wireless GPS Module from Mr.Nixie uses the
433 MHz transmitting band to broadcast the data from a high grade
integrated GPS receiver module to the ASK Receiver Module, which is
connected to your Nixie clock. This enables simple unidirectional
transmission, similar to when you are listening to FM radio stations.
This gives a great advantage: several clocks are able to receive the
data using more than one ASK Receiver Module at the same time from
only one GPS Transmitter Module. So if you own more than one
Nixie clock, simply connect an ASK Receiver Module to each clock and
place the one and only GPS Transmitter Module on a window frame
for obtaining the necessary clear view to the horizon.
A transmission distance up to 50 m is possible in an
optimum environment. As the 433 MHz frequency range is used by many
other devices like garage door openers, outdoor weather measuring
devices etc, it is not possible to broadcast the GPS data continuously
because of the possibility of interference with these other devices. To
avoid interference therefore, the GPS data are normally retransmitted
every two minutes for only a few seconds. During “cold start”, the
initial powering up of the GPS Transmitter Module, a longer
uninterrupted transmission time is enabled to allow easy setup of the
Receiver module(s) with your clock(s).
What you'll need ?
First you need of course a Wireless GPS Transmitter
Module which is placed on a window frame or similar to have a
clear view to the horizon. This module is powered from an included USB
charger with three mains adapters (EU / GB / US).
This broadcast will be received from every Wireless ASK Receiver Module
which is within the RF reception area.
Second you need one or more Wireless ASK Receiver Module(s), one for each clock. These modules are either fitted
internally or connected via a dedicated connection cable to your Nixie Clock.
Internal ASK Receiver Module for
all Mr.Nixie clocks
ASK Receiver Module with connection cable for
PVelectronics Nixie clocks
All PVelectronic kits with 1/8" TRS GPS connection jack and which are
designed to be used with the wired "Micro GPS receiver" (see right hand
picture) from PVelectronics will work.
Tip: If you purchase this Wireless GPS Connection for
the first time we would recommend to select a Set depending on
your clock version. When you want to "connect" additional Nixie clocks,
simply buy only the ASK Receiver Module, needed for your additional clock(s).
Download here the
Manual for the Wireless GPS
• All modules are ready-to-go and tested
• Wireless GPS modules
are not available in Germany as the DCF is a low-cost alternative.
• Dank des DCF-Signals als preiswertere Alternative
werden diese Module in Deutschland nicht verkauft.
|Wireless GPS Set 1:
Transmitter Module with USB power supply, external ASK receiver
module with 3.5 mm connection cable for PVelectronics
Wireless GPS Set 3:
Transmitter Module with USB power supply, internal ASK
receiver module for all Mr.Nixie
GPS Transmitter Module:
Transmitter Module only with USB Power Supply
External ASK Receiver Module
PVelectronics Nixie clocks
Internal ASK Receiver Module
for fitting into all Mr.Nixie clocks
Please don't forget to add the
additional shipping costs for deliveries outside Germany
Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the
item price or shipping charges.
These charges are the buyer's responsibility
Die angegebenen Preise
sind Bruttopreise incl. MwSt. und zzgl. im Warenkorb genannte Versandkosten.
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