[time-nuts] WWVB funding cut (was: Re: NIST FY 2019 Budget Would Eliminate WWV and WWVH)

Bob kb8tq kb8tq at n1k.org
Mon Aug 20 17:51:09 EDT 2018


Hi

Ok, if it really does include WWVB, that gets a lot of mom and pop voters angry.

Bob

> On Aug 20, 2018, at 5:39 PM, Richard (Rick) Karlquist <richard at karlquist.com> wrote:
> 
> It's worse than that, not just WWV, WWVH, but also WWVB:
> 
> This is an exact quote from page NIST-25 of the proposed FY2019 NIST budget:
> 
> <www.osec.doc.gov/bmi/budget/FY19CBJ/NIST_and_NTIS_FY2019_President's_Budget_for_508_comp.pdf>
> 
> "NIST will discontinue the dissemination of the U.S. time and frequency via the NIST radio stations in Hawaii and Ft. Collins, CO.  These radio stations transmit signals that are used to synchronize consumer electronic products like wall clocks, clock radios, and wristwatches, and may be used in other applications like appliances, cameras, and irrigation controllers."
> 
> Rick N6RK
> 
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