[time-nuts] wtd: WWVB info

Adrian Godwin artgodwin at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 06:29:06 EDT 2015

The difficult thing about that is that making the wifi connection without
any user interface is difficult now that most wifi connections have
security enabled.

On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 8:14 AM, Chris Albertson <albertson.chris at gmail.com>

> You might look into GPS devices.  They aren't quite as cheap as the WWVB
> > chips, but there are lots of them on the market.
> Yes GPS receivers can be very cheap and self contained and much easier yo
> use than those WWVB chips.  I have two of the chips.  I don't think they
> work now that WWVB has changed format and even back in the day they only
> worked for a few hours at night.  GPS is better.
> But there is another good source for correct time.  Most people today have
> WiFi in their house, at school and at work.  If the clock is going into an
> area where WiFi  is available then it can connect to NTP.    If the clock
> connects to WiFi you can save money and parts count by not needing any
> physical controls on the clock for setting or to control options as all
> that can be done from a smart phone's web browser
> --
> Chris Albertson
> Redondo Beach, California
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