A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Mike Mayer
Date: 2018 Aug 13, 19:20 -0500
I thought the NOST proposal was for WWV and WWVH, not WWVB. Most watches and clocks use WWVB.
From: NavList@fer3.com <NavList@fer3.com> On Behalf Of Sean C
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 1:01 AM
Subject: [NavList] Re: Radio time signals disappear
Paul Hirose wrote:
"NIST is proposing to terminate radio stations WWV and WWVH."
This really ticks me off. (No pun intended.) I have several radio updated watches that I like very much, and if the radio signals are dicontinued I'll have to set them manually (the horror!). I wonder how many other people who have radio updated watches or wall clocks will be unaware if the signals stop. I suppose this could actually cause a minor amount of chaos in some situations until everyone is brought up to speed.
I have looked at some watches which receive a time signal from GPS satellites, but most seem to have a very short battery life. Hmmm. :/