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MSF1000 Radio Time Receiver

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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.

Part Code: MSF1000
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Key Features

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.

MSF radio time signal

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).

MSF1000 Model availability:

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.

Part No.Variation
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 Connections:
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.
Environmental Specifications:
Operating temperature: -20 to +50 ºC
Relative humidity:0% - 95%, noncondensing
Warranty & Support:
Warranty:5 years
Support:Free-of-charge lifetime technical support
Standards Compliance:
Electrical Safety:BS EN 60950-1:2006
Radio Disturbance:BS EN 55022:2006
Immunity Characteristics:BS EN 55024:2003

Manuals & Downloads

Listed below are the most up to date documents and files for the MSF1000. Older archived versions are available in the Download section.

MSF1000 Data Sheet
MSF1000 User Manual
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