The MSF1000 is an MSF radio time receiver suitable for internal or external use. A wide sensitivity range allows reliable signal decoding towards the limits of the broadcast range.
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The MSF1000 is an economical radio time code receiver, designed to operate as a low-cost or back-up timing reference for an MC1000 NTP server. The radio receiver may be mounted externally or internally, and can be used in applications where GPS signals are not available.
The Time from NPL MSF radio signal is the UK national time reference broadcast from Cumbria in England, and can be received across the UK and parts of northern and western Europe. The MSF signal, (previously broadcast from Rugby and known as the Rugby Clock) is broadcast at 60 kHz and is controlled by caesium atomics clocks maintained by the UK National Physical Laboratory (NPL).
The radio receiver is supplied with a two pair screened cable for connection to the MC Series master clock. The table below lists the available models and standard cable lengths. If required, this connection may be extended up to a maximum of 150m as detailed in the user manual.
|MSF1000-05:||MSF1000 Radio Time Receiver supplied with 5m cable|
|MSF1000-15:||MSF1000 Radio Time Receiver supplied with 15m cable|
|MSF1000-50:||MSF1000 Radio Time Receiver supplied with 50m cable|
|Typical Performance Specifications:|
|PPS accuracy:||40 msec|
|I/O connection:||Single 1000 Series communication port for connection to a MC Series master clock|
|Mechanical & Electrical Specifications:|
|Dimensions:||202 x 80 x 55 mm (7.95" x 3.15" x 2.17”) (including removable wall brackets, excluding cable grommet)|
|Weight:||0.5 kg (excluding cable)|
|Enclosure:||IP66 / NEMA 4X rated, UV stabilised polycarbonate enclosure. Light grey body and clear cover.|
|Cable:||Two pair plus drain 7x32 (24 AWG) stranded cable with 100% foil shield and semi-rigid, sunlight resistant, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) jacket.|
|Operating temperature:||-20 to +50 ºC|
|Relative humidity:||0% - 95%, noncondensing|
|Warranty & Support:|
|Support:||Free-of-charge lifetime technical support|
|Electrical Safety:||BS EN 60950-1:2006|
|Radio Disturbance:||BS EN 55022:2006|
|Immunity Characteristics:||BS EN 55024:2003|
Listed below are the most up to date documents and files for the MSF1000. Older archived versions are available in the Download section.
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The MSF1000 is designed to provide time synchronisation to compatible timing systems. Listed below are the available products compatible with the MSF1000.
The MC500 network time server is the ideal solution for time synchronisation of IP networks and CCTV systems. Available with a range of GPS and radio antennas, the MC500 provides Stratum 1 synchronised timing for even the largest corporate networks.
The MC2000 dual LAN NTP server provides secure synchronised timing for two independent networks. When synchronised from a GPS or Radio Time Code antenna system, the MC2000 is a twin Stratum 1 NTP primary time server.
There are currently no additional accessories available for the MSF1000.