[time-nuts] Loss of NIST transmitters at Colorado and Hawaii
KY5G at montac.com
Mon Aug 13 00:07:29 EDT 2018
And don't forget 25 MHz.... they put that back on the air a year or so
Crazy idea! I own multiple frequency references, time servers, et al.
instrumentation and I STILL use WWV all the time to verify that my
radios and clocks are IN FACT close to perfect.
Clay Autery, KY5G
On 12-Aug-18 20:55, John C. Westmoreland, P.E. wrote:
> 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
> for most.
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