[time-nuts] Nutty time-nuttery with WWVB

Brooke Clarke brooke at pacific.net
Thu Nov 10 17:39:00 EST 2016

Hi Pete:

It's been 4 years since WWVB added phase modulation that's supposed to fix the East coast problem.  Have you tried using 
a clock that makes use of it?
For example the La Crosse Model # 404-1235UA-SS from Home Depot.
I haven't got one yet since they are about $60 and my old style WWVB clocks work fine, but it would be a lot easier to 
get one as opposed to building something.

Have Fun,

Brooke Clarke
The lesser of evils is still evil.

-------- Original Message --------
> I have a few of those "atomic" clocks that receive WWVB to set the time.
> However since I live on the east coast they may only pick up the signal
> once or twice per year.
> Could I implement my own personal WWVB transmitter that would
> be powerful enough to be picked up by the clocks in my house?
> The signal at 60 KHz might be able to be produced directly by some
> sound cards.   With that and a ferrite rod antenna I might get
> reliable time elsewhere in my house outside of my lab.
> Has anyone tried this?
> Pete.
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