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Reviews Categories | Ham Software - Other than logging | Dimension 4 time correction software (JT65) Help


Reviews Summary for Dimension 4 time correction software (JT65)
Dimension 4 time correction software (JT65) Reviews: 5 Average rating: 4.4/5 MSRP: $$10 donation requested
Description: Small add-in to synchronize your PC's clock with a standard Internet time source. Useful to keep your time accurate. A must-have for JT-65.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.thinkman.com/dimension4/
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AD0AR Rating: 5/5 Nov 23, 2016 16:59 Send this review to a friend
Works great for all windows versions  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have used this from Windows XP through Windows 10 with no issues other than the antivirus doesn't like it gaining access to change the time. I had to make a exception to the antivirus and have not had a hiccup since.
Been using it 4+ years now.
I agree the settings can be a little odd, but take time to check out the interface. All the settings are greyed out, but the buttons on the far right, one of them is labelled SETTINGS. Press this one and the controls will no longer be greyed out and they can be changed to suit your need. Thanks for such a simple yet versatile piece of software that spans the generations of the Windows environment! 73 de AD0AR
 
K8CAC Rating: 2/5 Nov 23, 2016 13:22 Send this review to a friend
Would Not Work For Me  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Running Windows 7 Pro. Down loaded Dimension 4 but it would not do time correction. Could not change time parameters and the help file was no help. It would probably help if expanded instructions for setup were available.
 
VE3DVY Rating: 5/5 Nov 23, 2016 05:04 Send this review to a friend
works great  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I have been running for some time and actually forgot it was there untill I had to do a reload on the computer. the clock although it was being corrected by windows it would drift several seconds to even half a minute. Computer internal clocks are often poor time keepers. this not good for JT modes plus Im just kind of picky about time for contest logs etc.

The fact that I forgot it was there and never seemed to have time errors the internal clock was dead on with WWV all the time should tell you its seemless operation. the only indication its working is a small icon in the systray. just install it. run it once and its in for ever. you my need to change the default NTP server as it appears to not be working anymore. I used TIME.NRC.CA you just need to serch in the list for it or nist or anything that you like

Great software easy and keeps the clock accurate much better than windows time
 
VE3TCV Rating: 5/5 Jan 25, 2016 08:50 Send this review to a friend
Must have for every JT-65 operator  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I have been using this program for some time now with perfect results. The built in windows NTP server could not longer be trusted as the time on my PC compared to a web NTP server was always off by a few seconds. These few seconds are enough to mess up JT65 and JT9 to the point where you will no longer be able to make QSO's! This program runs in the background and can connect to multiple NTP sources over the internet, I have mine set to update every 30 minutes. I also disabled the built in Windows NTP clock update to make sure the Dimension4 NTP software is the master clock source. Since running this program I have no longer had any lost QSO's!
 
WX2S Rating: 5/5 Jul 4, 2014 09:54 Send this review to a friend
Beats Meinberg  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
JT-65 needs to have an accurately synced PC clock.

Dimension 4 installed in minutes and was busily tweaking my clock in minutes. No troubles. It also seemas a lot more full-featured than Meinberg. The download is free, but I happily paid the $10 recommended donation.

This product beats the pants off of the Meinberg NTP server. After many fruitless hours trying to tweak firewall and service settings, I gave up trying to get Meinberg to work on Windows 7.
 


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