[CQ-Contest] WWV and WWVH may go off the air. 100, 000 signatures needed by Sept. 15th.

ktfrog007 at aol.com ktfrog007 at aol.com
Mon Aug 20 17:44:26 EDT 2018


Is there any reason why this is proposed other than saving money? 

Technology changes and maybe these stations are no longer important, relevant or necessary.  Have GPS and the Internet taken over?

I don't know and I'm just asking.

Ken, AB1J

> On Aug 20, 2018, at 2:19 PM, donovanf at starpower.net wrote:
> Hi Bob, 
> 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." 
> 73 
> Frank 
> W3LPL 

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