[time-nuts] NIST

Joe Dempster joe.dempster at gmail.com
Sun Aug 12 16:49:52 EDT 2018


I hope that defunding is just a ploy and things will remain on the air.  I
am concerned this is starting to sound like 2010 when DHS/USCG took eLoran
off the air in the states.  This was one of the few things that totally
dismayed me about the Obama administration.

On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 2:59 PM djl <djl at montana.com> wrote:

> 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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