[time-nuts] UK standard frequencies - where?
phill.r1 at btinternet.com
Wed Oct 12 09:55:18 EDT 2011
From: "David J Taylor" <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 9:32 AM
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Subject: [time-nuts] UK standard frequencies - where?
> 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:
> 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?
> SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
> Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
> Email: david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk
I would suggest the good old "Thunderbolt" again - works fine here in the
south of the UK with an antenna in the loft or just outside of the window.
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