[time-nuts] NIST

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 08:55:19 EDT 2018


Hello to the group. The Chronverter is now available again. US $37.
Its from unusual electronics as was mentioned earlier in the thread.
No matter how 2019 actually goes its a good way to keep the wwvb clocks
going.
Saves me from having to create the same thing.
Regards
Paul
WB8TSL

On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 8:39 AM, jimlux <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:

> On 8/12/18 8:40 AM, Craig Kirkpatrick wrote:
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>> I agree with Bob that shutting down WWVB would not go over well with the
>> voters but losing WWV and WWVH will mainly be noticed only by HAMs.
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> WWV/WWVH also provides HF propagation forecasts, severe weather warnings
> for mariners, etc., as well as being a propagation beacon.
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> I don't think HF communications is completely going away - it's unique in
> not requiring any infrastructure to achieve world-wide communications other
> than the two endpoints of the link.
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> It's probably a smaller population than radio amateurs, but there are
> people who work with HF propagation on a day to day basis. For example, if
> Rocketlabs ever gets their act together and launches a couple more rockets,
> I'll have a spacecraft in LEO for which I intend to use WWV and WWVH as
> calibration sources.
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