[time-nuts] Loss of NIST transmitters at Colorado and Hawaii
John C. Westmoreland, P.E.
john at westmorelandengineering.com
Sun Aug 12 21:55:38 EDT 2018
I hope this does not happen. I get questions from new Hams that ask, 'How
can I check my antenna easily?' - the quick reply is to check for WWV on
2.5, 5,0, 10.0, 15.0 and 20.0 MHz.
Also, from my days in the Merchant Marine until now, I for one will truly
miss this service if it is discontinued, and this isn't the first time it
has some up.
I also tell new Hams - if you can understand the message from WWV that
gives out the number in Colorado - your antenna should be in pretty good
shape for HF (and or VHF/UHF at least to verify
it can receive ok). At least it's an easy rule of thumb and an easy check
On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 6:46 PM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
> What bits I have read do seem to indicate its NIST that wants to cut the
> service. Since technology has moved beyond the services value which is kind
> of true. Just think what they can get for the land the sites on.
> Microsemi's comments were interesting in that in some manner there might be
> a NTP based solution that could be far more accurate then what we typically
> see today for NTP. But it also seemed to hint it would be a fee service. I
> think thats very very early.
> On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 8:37 PM, Wes <wes at triconet.org> wrote:
> > Comment in the link about visiting WWV reminds me of my experience. Many
> > years ago my late wife and I were roving around Colorado and I telephoned
> > WWV and asked if I could get a tour. I mentioned that I was a ham, an EE,
> > blah blah. This had worked before at other installations (not NAA
> > including the Apollo tracking station at Guaymas Mexico a day after a
> > splashdown.
> > The fellow I talked to was somewhat taken aback and said that they didn't
> > give tours. I expressed some dismay and was about to hang up when he
> > "Actually, we have some contractors doing some work here and the gate is
> > unlocked. If you were to come in you could look at the antennas, but
> > please stay in your car." So we did.
> > Wes
> > On 8/12/2018 4:05 PM, Bill Hawkins wrote:
> >> Group,
> >> This subject needs some additional detail. I found an article with
> >> comments at
> >> https://swling.com/blog/2018/08/nist-fy2019-budget-includes-
> >> request-to-shutdown-wwv-and-wwvh/
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