[time-nuts] WWV

Max Robinson max at maxsmusicplace.com
Wed Aug 22 23:52:43 EDT 2012


Tom Miller wrote.

>I have one of the "atomic" clocks that sets itself via WWVB to keep time. 
>Yesterday, Tuesday, AM it was an hour fast. Today it went back an hour to 
>the correct time.

I also have one of those and it occasionally gets an hour off.  It usually 
corrects itself at midnight.

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Max.  K 4 O DS.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Miller" <tmiller at skylinenet.net>
To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement" 
<time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3:35 PM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] WWV


>I have one of the "atomic" clocks that sets itself via WWVB to keep time. 
>Yesterday, Tuesday, AM it was an hour fast. Today it went back an hour to 
>the correct time.
>
> Strange.
>
>
> Tom
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "KD0GLS" <kd0gls at mninter.net>
> To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement" 
> <time-nuts at febo.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] WWV
>
>
> Brad,
> Could you please elaborate on what exactly you heard, and when, so we can 
> keep our ears ready?
>
> On Aug 22, 2012, at 11:30, Brad Dye <brad at braddye.com> wrote:
>
>> Thought you guys might like to read this and maybe send them some more 
>> reports:
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Brad Dye [
>>> mailto:brad at braddye.com
>>> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 2:36 PM
>>> To: inquiry
>>> Subject: WWV Voice Time Announcements
>>>
>>> Have you posted any official news about WWV intermittently reporting the 
>>> wrong time? I would like to include it in my newsletter. By the way, I 
>>> have verified this by listening myself.
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>>
>>> Brad Dye
>>> Editor, Wireless Messaging News
>>> P.O. Box 266
>>> Fairfield, IL  62837 USA
>>> Telephone: 618-599-7869
>>> Skype: braddye
>>> http://www.braddye.com
>>
>>
>>
>>> Dear Mr. Dye,
>>>
>>> We have not posted a report on WWV reporting the wrong time.  We have 
>>> had only 1 outside suggestion that there was a broadcast of the wrong 
>>> time and our investigation has not confirmed that.  We have found a low 
>>> voltage on a power supply board feeding the voice which may have led to 
>>> some problems, but that has now been replaced.  If you have further 
>>> evidence or other reports concerning this matter we would appreciate 
>>> that information.  You are only the second person to inquire about this 
>>> issue. We take this very seriously, but normally when there are mistakes 
>>> or problems with our broadcast we receive dozens of reports immediatly.
>>>
>>> Please let us know and regards,
>>>
>>> John Lowe
>>> WWV Station Manager
>>> <john.lowe at nist.gov>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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