[time-nuts] wtd: WWVB info

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Wed Aug 12 00:57:15 EDT 2015

Hi Donald,

On the page referenced by Alex later in this thread, there is a link to
Galleon as a US distributor of the HKW modules and WWVB receiver chip:
where the price may or may not be lower than direct shipping from EU,
or availability could be as vaporous as elsewhere.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis

On 2015-08-09 20:38, Donald wrote:
> I wish to thank you all for the information presented here about WWVB receivers.
> A few years ago I had been building some LED clocks for friends, more art then electronics.
> Those clocks had a WWVB receiver I got from Digikey.
> Today I am re-visiting those clocks as Word Clocks.
> Letters instead of numbers forming words, I am sure you have seen them around.
> People keep saying there are WWVB chips available, but I can not find any chips.
> When I ask for information about these chips, no response.
> I have asked about discrete designs and Digital designs, no response.
> I am not able to design these myself. So any tangible information would help.
> Ok, I can not get chips/modules here in the US.
> I do find modules from Europe and China.
> I am in Boulder, Colorado.
> This is where Sparkfun is located.
> I asked them about the receiver modules they had carried for years,
> They said they can not get them any more, OK.
> But why ?
> Nobody knows.
> Digikey won't even answer my emails about them.
> I had asked a China manufacture for 2 units, but they can not sell me 2 units.
> But if I buy 20 units (I would be a manufacture) then they can sell them to me.
> So, bottom line.
> I can only get modules from Europe/China at $20 each.
> OK.
> If I have come across too <pick your favorite term>, I apologize.
> I thought this would be a simple question with a simple answer.
> On another note, I have found a WiFi module for $3.00 and I can connect to an NNTP server.
> ESP-8266, if you need a serial to WiFi connection.
> I will re-start my project with a new direction.
> Thank You for your response.

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