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

Keith Dutson kdutson at sbcglobal.net
Wed Aug 22 09:44:43 EDT 2018

I wonder how many persons have purchased devices which use the "atomic"
clock setting feature.  Will they complain if their device no longer
operates as advertised?

Personally, I like to have the ability to tune in WWV on 10.000 MHz to check
receiver tuning accuracy.  As I recall, my Icom IC-775DSP manual has a
section on how to adjust frequency display by listening to WWV.

73, Keith NM5G

-----Original Message-----
From: CQ-Contest <cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com> On Behalf Of Bob
Wilson, N6TV
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2018 1:06 PM
To: CQ Contest Reflector <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Subject: [CQ-Contest] WWV and WWVH may go off the air. 100, 000 signatures
needed by Sept. 15th.

WWV and WWVH are planned to be shut down due to major proposed budget cuts.


It's not clear if WWVB, which is used by many so-called "atomic" clocks and
watches, is also going to be shut down, but since WWVB is also "a NIST radio
station in Colorado," the answer appears to be YES.

I've signed the petition to request that funding be maintained, and I
encourage you to do the same.


Obviously U.S. hams alone cannot produce 100,000 signatures; help will also
be needed from industry, consumers, the military, etc.

Bob, N6TV
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