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    Re: Radio Synchronized Clock
    From: Steven Wepster
    Date: 2002 Feb 28, 16:58 +0100

    I think these clocks are tuned to one particular radio station, so by
    only one clock you automatically limit the region of the earth in which
    you have accurate time available to a few thousand miles from the station.
    Depending on your intended cruising area
    this might be acceptable. On the other hand I think it is less elegant,
    but that is a consideration of no practical importance.
    BTW, I ran into http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/lf-clocks.html, which might
    be of use to you.
    Steven Wepster                          wepster@math.uu.nl
                                            tel +31 30 253 1531
    Mathematisch Instituut
    Universiteit Utrecht
    PO Box 80.010
    3508 TA Utrecht
    The Netherlands
    On Thu, 28 Feb 2002, Brian Whatcott wrote:
    > I was browsing a clockmaker's catalog yesterday, and saw the range of
    > mechanical and quartz clock movements on offer. I was surprised to see a
    > clock module not much bigger than the quartz clock module with which I
    > expect you are familiar.
    > I knew the quartz modules can be had for $10, but I was surprised to see
    > the radio clock  module was on offer at $24 (year 2000 prices).
    > The recent thread querying the effective range of such devices came to
    > mind. I did not take much notice at the time.    But a clock that will hold
    > 1 second accuracy indefinitely and powered by one or two available cells
    > has its attractions.
    > I notice the proviso that the clock face be radio transparent, so I suppose
    > that a metal cabin interior would not be practical.   Has anybody sailed
    > with one of these devices?
    > Brian Whatcott
    >    Altus OK                      Eureka!

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