[tz] Possible closure of WWV et al.

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Fri Aug 31 13:41:09 UTC 2018

On 2018-08-29 15:20, Philip Paeps wrote:
> On 2018-08-29 20:55:04 (+0000), Paul.Koning at dell.com wrote:
>> On Aug 29, 2018, at 4:34 PM, Arthur David Olson wrote:
>>> "If this budget passes as written, WWV, WWVH, and WWVB will all be closed."
>>> https://swling.com/blog/2018/08/information-from-the-nist-regarding-possible-closure-wwv-radio-stations/

Budget proposal from administration for pork barrel negotiations in congress:
maybe NIST would prefer budget room for new clocks, revenues don't cover
expenses, or the FCC wants the spectrum so they can sell the bands?
US (RC) clock manufacturers may raise concerns if they sell enough to care;
given (e)LORAN's fate I would not make/take any bets about analogue tech's fate!

>> Interesting.  One wonders if the signal from MSF (in the UK) would work for
>> devices that currently use WWVB.  Both use 60 kHz.
> Very unlikely.  The time codes they broadcast are very different.
> Though under certain atmospheric conditions, you may be able to use an MSF
> receiver on the east coast.

Alternative WWVB AM generators: https://www.w9wsw.com/?p=1248

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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