[time-nuts] Lots of Off Topic discussion

Bob kb8tq kb8tq at n1k.org
Sun Sep 2 10:45:09 EDT 2018


The referenced line item is $6.8 million a year. It is still very much unclear if that is just WWV(H)
(from the reference it must include them) or if it also includes WWWVB.  Without any clarification, 
we are only guessing about WWVB. Given the way the budget process works, there’s never a
lot of clarity at this point. 


> On Sep 2, 2018, at 9:53 AM, Artek Manuals <Manuals at ArtekManuals.com> wrote:
> Does any one know what the line item $$$ amount is for the WWV/WWVB operating budget?
> -DC
> manuals at artekmanuals.com
> On 9/1/2018 11:59 PM, Peter Laws wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 1, 2018 at 7:25 PM Bob kb8tq <kb8tq at n1k.org> wrote:
>>> I most certainly *have* seen an NTP server that ran off of WWVB and relayed
>>> the result to the internet. The fun part was that they had entered the “delay”
>> I didn't say it COULD not -- W3HCF and his group didn't miss much in
>> the code -- but what I'm saying is that in 20+ years of dinking with
>> NTP as part of my job, I HAVE not seen any evidence of WWV being used
>> as a "refclock".  Certainly not in the last decade.  Maybe there were
>> many of them when Dr Mills first published the standards and reference
>> implementation back in the 1980s but not now.
>> I want to be outraged over this cut but until I have a coherent,
>> evidence-based argument in favor of keeping the stations, I'm going to
>> keep my powder dry.
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