[time-nuts] WWVB funding cut
tholmes at woh.rr.com
Mon Aug 20 18:40:45 EDT 2018
NOST has seemingly been wanting to cut out WWVx for years. Recall a survey they took maybe ten years ago on this subject. They got an earful about why they should not cut it; this time they aren't bothering to ask.
From Tom Holmes, N8ZM
> On Aug 20, 2018, at 6:12 PM, djl <djl at montana.com> wrote:
> NIST is running a bluff. It may not work.
>> On 2018-08-20 15:39, Richard (Rick) Karlquist 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:
>> "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."
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