[time-nuts] HBG swiss time transmitter shutdown

Jim Lux jimlux at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 13 01:12:34 UTC 2011

On 10/12/11 5:42 PM, Dan Mills wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-10-13 at 02:11 +0200, Magnus Danielson wrote:
>> I have wondered if not amateurs could set up small frequency broadcasts
>> of their own. Say a 10 W transmitter or something.
> It's called a beacon and at least the UK license does allow them (25W
> maximum) and there are a great many out there (mostly used for
> propagation studies and the like).
> Transmitter frequency stability will vary all over the shop, from non
> ovenised microprocessor grade quartz, all the way up to GPS/Rb
> disciplined Wenzel sprinter OCXO.

Yes.. according a friend of mine, the primary activity in the Los 
Angeles area on the 23 cm band (1300 MHz) is trying to figure out what 
frequency the various beacons are at, right now, because, in general, 
neither they, nor the oscillators for the folks trying to listen to 
them, are all that stable.  (which is odd, because these same guys all 
have Rb oscillators, ovenized widgets, GPSDOs, etc.  )

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