[time-nuts] WWVB funding cut

Bob Martin aphid1 at comcast.net
Mon Aug 20 18:16:43 EDT 2018


Hi,

   At Sam Steins retirement gathering last week I asked him about 
the proposed funding cut.  Sam once worked at NIST and had 
responsibilities in that area. His opinion was that NIST would 
"dearly like to eliminate those services".  It may be more a case of 
NIST using the budget cuts to further their own ends.  Involving a 
few congressmen or senators might make a difference in a case like 
this since it affects the general public.

Best,

Bob Martin

On 8/20/2018 3:51 PM, Bob kb8tq wrote:
> 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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