[time-nuts] WWV

Tom Miller tmiller at skylinenet.net
Wed Aug 22 16:35:47 EDT 2012


I have one of the "atomic" clocks that sets itself via WWVB to keep time. 
Yesterday, Tuesday, AM it was an hour fast. Today it went back an hour to 
the correct time.

Strange.


Tom

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "KD0GLS" <kd0gls at mninter.net>
To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement" 
<time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] WWV


Brad,
Could you please elaborate on what exactly you heard, and when, so we can 
keep our ears ready?

On Aug 22, 2012, at 11:30, Brad Dye <brad at braddye.com> wrote:

> Thought you guys might like to read this and maybe send them some more 
> reports:
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Brad Dye [
>> mailto:brad at braddye.com
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 2:36 PM
>> To: inquiry
>> Subject: WWV Voice Time Announcements
>>
>> Have you posted any official news about WWV intermittently reporting the 
>> wrong time? I would like to include it in my newsletter. By the way, I 
>> have verified this by listening myself.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Brad Dye
>> Editor, Wireless Messaging News
>> P.O. Box 266
>> Fairfield, IL  62837 USA
>> Telephone: 618-599-7869
>> Skype: braddye
>> http://www.braddye.com
>
>
>
>> Dear Mr. Dye,
>>
>> We have not posted a report on WWV reporting the wrong time.  We have had 
>> only 1 outside suggestion that there was a broadcast of the wrong time 
>> and our investigation has not confirmed that.  We have found a low 
>> voltage on a power supply board feeding the voice which may have led to 
>> some problems, but that has now been replaced.  If you have further 
>> evidence or other reports concerning this matter we would appreciate that 
>> information.  You are only the second person to inquire about this issue. 
>> We take this very seriously, but normally when there are mistakes or 
>> problems with our broadcast we receive dozens of reports immediatly.
>>
>> Please let us know and regards,
>>
>> John Lowe
>> WWV Station Manager
>> <john.lowe at nist.gov>
>
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