[time-nuts] Radio clock fails to leap
chris.kuethe at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 00:48:56 UTC 2009
On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 4:37 PM, Scott Newell <newell at cei.net> wrote:
> My low-end Radio Shack 'atomic clock' did not handle the leap second.
> I started this evening with a good plan--used a digital camera
> capable of video (and audio) recording to record the display of the
> radio clock vs. a hand synchronized 59309A clock (running from
> internal oscillator), complete with WWV audio in the background. I
> was hoping to see 59 seconds twice, or 60. I was also hoping to see
> that the two displays out of sync after the leap.
I had much the same plan with my "atomic" clock, but I didn't bother
trying to film since it seemed to be moot. Since my clock only tries
to sync between 2am and 5am, i figured it wouldn't see the leap second
GDB has a 'break' feature; why doesn't it have 'fix' too?
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