[time-nuts] NIST

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Sun Aug 12 14:20:53 EDT 2018


Like all of you I have a few wwvb clocks that work pretty well here in
Boston.
Certainly have written enough wwvb stuff and created various wwvb projects
that I will have to get back into it again.
I did look at the cron-verter. Have to say it has a lot of nice features.
Unfortunately it hasn't been available for a year or so. (Getting lazy)
The good news is the AM modulation of wwb is very easy to create.
Regards
Paul
WB8TSL

On Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 10:48 PM, Dana Whitlow <k8yumdoober at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I fear the worst.  The line in the website simply stated something like
> "shutting down
> the transmitters in Colorado and Hawaii", which would seem to include the
> whole
> enchilada.
>
> For the wall clocks, GPS should work well if people are willing to go to
> battery-
> backed AC power.  But not so good for wristwatches, where the expectation
> is to
> run at uW power levels.  I for one would be very irritated at having to
> take my watch
> off my wrist and put it on a charging stand every night.  So if this
> shutdown comes
> to pass, I'll be looking for an inexpensive GPS-to-WWVB converter, or at
> least
> plans for building one.
>
> Dana
>
>
> On Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 8:12 PM, Bob Albert via time-nuts <
> time-nuts at lists.febo.com> wrote:
>
> >  With any luck, the current administration will successfully push the USA
> > down technically.  Denying global warming, shutting off time signals, and
> > so on, is great stuff.
> >     On Saturday, August 11, 2018, 6:10:12 PM PDT, Bob kb8tq <
> kb8tq at n1k.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> >  Hi
> >
> > One would *guess* that stopping WWVB (and killing mom and pop’s “atomic
> > clocks”) would not be a reasonable thing to do.
> > It gets a lot of voters mad. I doubt that very many voters (percentage
> > wise) would notice WWV and WWVH going away ….
> >
> > Bob
> >
> > > On Aug 11, 2018, at 9:00 PM, jimlux <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > On 8/10/18 12:45 PM, Robert LaJeunesse wrote:
> > >> I'd say it does get more detailed, with the $49M in cuts described
> > generally in groups here:
> > >> https://www.nist.gov/director/fy-2019-presidential-budget-
> > request-summary/fundamental-measurement-quantum-science-and
> > >> One item: "-$6.3 million supporting fundamental measurement
> > dissemination, including the shutdown of NIST radio stations in Colorado
> > and Hawaii"
> > >
> > > I wonder if that's WWVB, or WWV & WWVH
> > >
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