Locked Re: NTP Delayed Startup Sync when computer is turned on #Timesync

Williams, G (af8c) <af8c@...>

I have the same problem.  Solution:  (for Meinberg NTP)

Go to your ...\NTP\bin folder, and find the "restartntp.bat" file and create a named desktop icon to run it.  Move the desktop shortcut out of the way of any FT8 or logging software windows. After booting up, run that BAT file, using "Run as Administrator" (if you are not administrator) using right mouse button click on the shortcut icon.  It will take (in my PC anyway) 10 seconds to finish.  It will tell you if restart was successful. Then start your WSJT-X app.

--73, Glenn, AF8C

On 6/17/2022 10:01 PM, Mark W2OR via groups.io wrote:
My NTP works great all of the time and the Offset (seen in Quick NTP Status) is always well below 5.00. Great. The one oddity is when the computer is turned on from a cold start in the mornings, where it takes NTP several minutes before it will start a sync. Some times it's only a three minute wait. Most of the time it takes six to ten minutes. When it does sync, the large Offset differential does not gradually change at all, but rather, all three service providers suddenly drop down to a very low, acceptable Offset number. Questions:

Does anyone else experience this?
Is there a permanent 'fix' for this, something that's easy to do for us non-computer junkies?
My quick fix each morning is to go to Services (Task Manager) and simply reset (Right Click) NTP, whereupon it syncs immediately and all's well.
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