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    From Henri Derksen@2:280/1208 to Maurice Kinal on Wed Jul 26 13:55:00 2017
    Hello Maurice,

    The kernel issue I can test out with the usb GPS dongle I happen to
    still have. It is the same one I used for the Michael Lake experiment.
    If that works it might make the raspi3 far more independent since it
    could use that as a clock source which is sadly lacking on there and currently relies on my network to take care of that issue.

    I am using a hardware RTC with battery on the GPIO connector from: <http://CJEmicros.co.uk> as a clocksource in all my 5 Pi's
    (2 x 1B, 1B+, 2B, 3B).
    So no RJ45 EtherNet router or WiFi needed as a clock source.
    I am using my Pi 3B with OpenCPN for AIS+ECDIS on inland sailing ships.
    Not all ships I serve have mobile internet. So the RTC will do the clock job. Good luck with the projects.
    Note: I also read the gated newsgroup RBerryPi as a FidoNet EchoMail Area.

    Henri.

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Henri Derksen on Thu Jul 27 07:23:57 2017
    Hey Henri!

    I am using a hardware RTC with battery on the GPIO connector from:

    I am probably going to go with this;

    http://www.bc-robotics.com/shop/raspberry-pi-power-rtc-hat/

    Notice it takes care of two issues, input DC power and the rtc, for $35 Canadian. Also BC Robotics is a local company and is where I got the raspi3 from. Also, also his neighbour makes custom cases for raspi's and has exactly the one I am looking for which is a vesa mounted one which means the 7" monitor
    I have and the raspi3 become one unit which makes it an excellent mobile unit.

    So no RJ45 EtherNet router or WiFi needed as a clock source.

    That is EXACTLY the idea. Thank you for the confirmation that it is a *good* idea. :-)

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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