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meinberg_lantime_m200_pzf_configure_distance

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Meinberg LANTIME M200 - Configure DCF77 distance

The speed of light (radio waves) in a vacuum is 299792458 meters per second. So in 1 millisecond a radiowave travels 299792,458 meters, or just short of 300km. In order to correct for this delay, you have to configure your distance to the DCF77 transmitter. My receiver is 385km away from the transmitter site. And the delay is: 385 / 299,792 = 1,284 millisecond. I don't know if Meinberg corrects for the difference between air and the perfect vacuum :-)

  • Go to → receiver → miscellaneous
  • Configure Distance To Transmitter'
Screenshot from the LANTIME web interface

DCF77 transmitter site

From: http://www.ptb.de/cms/en/fachabteilungen/abt4/fb-44/ag-442/dissemination-of-legal-time/dcf77/localizacion-del-transmisor.html

Site of the DCF77 transmitter is the transmitting radio station Mainflingen (coordinates: 50°01' north, 09°00' east) approx. 25 km south-eastern of Frankfurt/Main.

Calculate distance 'as crow flies'

You can find sites on the internet that calculate the great-circle distance.

meinberg_lantime_m200_pzf_configure_distance.txt · Last modified: 2015/04/07 08:43 by admin