posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 01:47 PM
I'm asking members here that are amateur radio operators (hams) and anyone who would like to participate to please write their Senators and Congress
person to NOT defund the radio stations WWV and WWVH in Fort Collins, Colorado and Kauai, Hawaii. There is also a White House petition to sign.
You may wonder what the radio stations WWV and WWVH are all about. WWV was put on the air in 1923. It was used for time and frequency standards for
the military. Now, not only the military use it in a limited capacity, electrical and electronic workers and hobbyists use it for many projects and
repairs on critical electronic devices and alignments. It is also very important for the amateur radio hobby.
This is an exact quote from page NIST-25 of the proposed FY2019 NIST budget:
NIST Budget for 2019
"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.."
Actually, WWVB at 60KHz is the "atomic" clock frequency. I do not know if it is included in the budget defunding. It probably is, though.
Here is a Wiki link to the WWV information:
WWV, Fort Collins, Colorado
Here is a link to sign the White House petition:
WWV and WWVH White House Petition
Thank you all...