[time-nuts] WWVB funding cut

Ruslan Nabioullin rnabioullin at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 23:29:07 EDT 2018

On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 10:38 PM, John C. Westmoreland, P.E.
<john at westmorelandengineering.com> wrote:
> To All,
> OK - I'll throw this out there -
> What if we do something with AREDN and establish our own service?  We won't
> need 'cloud burners' to do an approach that way; and we will be able to
> solve two problems at once.
> For those that may not be aware, AREDN info can be found here:
> https://www.arednmesh.org/
> The more nodes we have; the better.  We could run our own time service this
> way for not a lot of wattage per person; even run off of solar.  I have a
> 5V to 24V/48V design that can run one of these
> radios for at least a day off of a USB storage battery that is solar
> charged; so past the initial investment it would run provided the battery
> was charged.
> Something to think about.

Ok, so essentially NTP over a TCP/IP internet (possibly routed with
the Internet or Internet2) over amateur radio microwave point-to-point
on common commercial bands (apparently with low powers).  This is
limited, and other modes of propagation and encoding are necessary
(incl. VHF line-of-sight, microwave troposcatter, and low-throughput
HF skywave).


Ruslan Nabioullin
Wittgenstein Laboratories
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