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    Re: Master & Commander
    From: Stacy Hanna
    Date: 2003 Dec 7, 22:07 -0500

    I just noticed that my original reply only went to Jim. Yes GPS is used
    as the standard for time checks on most surface ships. GPS time is
    accurate enough for use aboard ship just like it is most other purposes.
    It is also easier to read the time off GPS than it is to have radio tune
    in a radio signal for you and then use that to check your time. I am
    finding that most navigators and quartermasters are not even familiar
    with the time signals from WWV and WWVH.
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Navigation Mailing List
    [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM] On Behalf Of Jim Thompson
    Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2003 20:29
    To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    Subject: Re: Master & Commander
    
    Stacy, So is GPS used for calibrating ship's time, rather than radio
    signals
    or onboard atomic clocking?
    
    Jim Thompson
    jim2{at}jimthompson.net
    www.jimthompson.net
    Outgoing mail scanned by Norton Antivirus
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    > From: Navigation Mailing List
    > [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of Stacy Hanna
    > The reality is that in todays Navy they are ringing the bells when
    noon
    > for their time zone is indicated on the GPS receiver.
    
    
    

       
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