[time-nuts] HBG swiss time transmitter shutdown

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 19:00:58 UTC 2011

It could be 10 watts or as I suggest 100 or more. Depends on the range you
want to cover and what you can afford. Thats why the AM broadcast stations
are attractive, the infrastructure and power consumptions being taken care
of in the normal course of the business. Granted the CS ref and its power
are not.
Essentially it could be a national frequency distribution at very low cost
if satnav went away.
However if satnav did go away, I suspect I have other more serious concerns.

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 1:12 PM, Magnus Danielson <
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org> wrote:

> On 13/10/11 02:42, 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.
> No, a beacon is something completely different than a transmitter sending
> continous signal. The reason proposing something like 10 W is that it would
> be reasonable electrical bill and maybe not cover a large area, but still
> potentially useful.
> There used to be a 10 W 100 MHz transmitter here in Stockholm for instance,
> ticking of a cesium clock in Farsta.
> Cheers,
> Magnus
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