[time-nuts] OOPS on my wwv legal post

Bob kb8tq kb8tq at n1k.org
Wed Aug 29 21:41:26 EDT 2018


The whole issue of who is what goes back to some very obscure laws / rules passed 
quite a long time ago. It’s been a matter of debate (usually with beer involved) for quite
a while. 


> On Aug 29, 2018, at 9:24 PM, Steve Allen <sla at ucolick.org> wrote:
> On Wed 2018-08-29T19:49:59-0400 Bob kb8tq hath writ:
>> A few more details about “traceability”. USNO is by statute the official source of time for the US.
> I suggest reading Matsakis, Levine, and Lombardi from this year's PTTI meeting.
> USNO and NIST are both legal sources for the US.
> The USNO site currently has a broken SSL cert, but the paper is also here
> https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323600621_Metrological_and_legal_traceability_of_time_signals
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