how do I use my 6K GPS device to sync time for JT software?

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I'm reading on the JT group that some are using a low cost GPS device to sync the time with the JT programs.
I see  the GPS lock in the bottom of SSDR window. How does anyone use that to sync their computer time? I presently employ a 3rd party Time Sync Program.
I realize this will only work with the 6K and I will still need a time sync when using the 5K.
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Bill,

I believe that was referring to the F1.5K, F3K & F5K radios.  I had  a Rubidium standard clock I used to Sync with them. 

Present units, if I have it correct; the GPS has not been setup to work with anything.  As it stands now, it is just a accurate clock.

Perhaps, other can enlighten us.

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I'm pretty sure your correct as far as I can tell. I did a search on the Flex with SMART's and saw nothing that indicated that the time info was available.

Fortunately I have a freebee time syncing program that does a good job when running any of the new digital modes with the 6K and SmartSDR. Over the weekend I had fun working the wsjt bands and never once saw myself outside of .005 seconds.
Just seems that as we have this high precision clock reference is already there, just need a way to sync it.
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Maybe the boys in Texas can come up with this feature. While the add-on doesn't use much cpu or take up HD space, Since I paid for a GPS unit, might as well actually use it other than to tell me I live in EN61cx    which I already knew. :-)))
I'm not complaining, just saw the reference on the other group and said: "Hmmm"
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i think the ROI of being able to sync local pc clock with gpsdo makes it a perfect candidate to climb the ladder on the to-do list. just serve the data through ntp from radio.