[time-nuts] solar flares and cesium drift

Richard (Rick) Karlquist richard at karlquist.com
Fri Jun 8 19:53:16 EDT 2007

I don't buy this theory.  The 5061 has very extensive magnetic 
shielding and any solar disturbance would have to be enough
to spin compass needles before it could possibly affect the

Rick Karlquist N6RK

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> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com]On
> Behalf Of tom jones
> Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 9:07 AM
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> Subject: [time-nuts] solar flares and cesium drift
> We've had several solar flares this past week.  My cesium 
> standard has lost about 200ns as compared with fallon loran and gps.
>   I was showing approximately 10 to 30 nanoseconds cesium drift  
> the previous weeks when 
>   solar activity was quiet.
>   I'm assuming all the drift I'm observing is my cesium standard 
> (5061) and not loran or gps 
>   especially because loran is steered by gps and gps is steered 
> by usno-amc.
>   Has anyone else noticed any extra cesium drift this week?
>   I'm assuming this drift is due to changes in the earth 
> geomagnetic field due to solar activity? 
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