[time-nuts] NIST

djl djl at montana.com
Sun Aug 12 14:58:06 EDT 2018


Just a word:   When budget cuts are announced, the agencies put the most 
valued "stuff" to be cut first, such as the Washington monument, etc. 
This is a recognized ploy. When the dust settles, all may be well. . .
Don


On 2018-08-12 12:20, paul swed wrote:
> 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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