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    Re: Short Wave Vs 2-Meter Ham Band frequencies for UT
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2015 Nov 10, 08:08 +0000
    The two meter ham band is between 144 and 148 megahertz, because the wave length is approximately two meters.  (300 million meters per second divided by 144 million cycles per second equals two meters per cycle which is the wavelengh.) UTC is broadcast on a number frequencies by WWV and WWVH but the highest is only 20 megahertz  so none of the WWV signals can be received on a two meter radio.
    You need a shortwave radio to cover the WWV frequencies and I recommend the Grunig G5, works well and was reasonably price, about fifty bucks on ebay.

    gl


    From: Steve E. Bryant <NoReply_Bryant@fer3.com>
    To: garylapook---.net
    Sent: Monday, November 9, 2015 2:07 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Short Wave Vs 2-Meter Ham Band frequencies for UT

    Dear NavListers:
    My question is directed to those of you who are familiar with 2-meter ham radio capabilities.
    I am interested in purchasing a portable radio for the purpose of accessing the broadcasted coordinated universal time such as that offered by NIST or the US Naval Observatory.
    Amazon offers the following two (2) radios:
    1. "C Crane CC Skywave AM, AM, Shortwave, Weather and Airband Portable Travel Radio."  It is reportedly capable of tuning in UT Broadcasts via the shortwave function.
    The second choice is: 
    2. "C Crane CCRadio-2E Enhanced Portable AM, FM, Weather and 2-Meter Ham Band."
    My question is with regard to the second choice above.  
    Does the 2-Meter Ham Band frequencies necessarily mean that the radio will be capable of picking up the stations that broadcasts the time signals?
    And the follow up question is: Which of the two radios would have the best reception for my purpose?
    Best regards,
    Steve B


       
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