[time-nuts] KD2BD WWVB receiver/decoder in QEX

Graham planophore at aei.ca
Sat Nov 21 09:25:14 EST 2015

I don't subscribe to QEX but it seems that ARRL has kindly provided an 
easily accessible online copy of the noted article here:


Downloaded and made ready for reading later today, thank you for posting 
the "head's up" on KD2BD's article.

cheers, Graham ve3gtc

On 2015-11-20 23:29, Tim Shoppa wrote:
> Nov/Dec 2015 QEX has KD2BD's WWVB-based standard and decoder nicely written
> up.
> His decoder has BPSK demodulation capability, BPSK output is available but
> for the most part it detects the BPSK only to then remove BPSK prior to
> carrier phase tracking.
> Starts with a tuned loop antenna colocated with a 40dB preamp, then a bunch
> of analog circuitry consisting of discrete NPN's, CMOS SPDT switches and
> op-amps, 0.025Hz low-pass filter, disciplining a 10MHz TCXO. There is some
> digital logic (HC390's) to divide the 10MHz TCXO down and produce various
> standard frequencies, as well as a PIC to decode and display the WWVB time
> code. Baseband WWVB signals are used to modulate a 1kHz audio tone for
> aural monitoring.
> Recommended reading!!! Also there is KD2BD's web description of the same
> receiver as applied to FMT's: http://www.qsl.net/kd2bd/fmt-methodology.html
> Tim N3QE
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