[time-nuts] UK standard frequencies - where?

John Howell j at howell61.f9.co.uk
Wed Oct 12 05:24:56 EDT 2011

You should be able to receive France's Allouis transmitter on 162KHz. 	It is a 2MW transmitter with a carrier accuracy of 2 parts in 10 to the 12th. I believe it carries a timecode.

John H.

On 12 Oct 2011, at 09:32, David J Taylor wrote:

> Folks,
> I'm happy with my timekeeping, but I would like to get my frequency calibrations rather better now.
> I'm in the UK, and wondering what standard frequency sources may still be running.  I know about 60 KHz, and that's a little LF for my needs.  I can't find any routine measurements of its accuracy, either.  198 KHz from Droitwich isn't receivable here, and may be off the air within a year or two if reports are to be believed:
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/oct/09/bbc-radio4-long-wave-goodbye
> I remember in the 1960's listening to MSF on 2.5 MHz, but I only get clag on 2.5, 5.0 and 10 MHz now.  Is that interference from the computers here or are those transmissions now off the air.
> Our analogue TV has gone, so no steady ~600 MHz carriers to check, and no colour sub-carrier (which used to be quite precise).
> Leaves me with /assuming/ that the local BBC FM Radio stations are accurate, or perhaps the local air traffic transmitters.
> Any thoughts on what I /should/ be able to receive in the UK?
> Any low-cost boards which might give a 10MHz GPS-locked signal?
> Thanks,
> David
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