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    Re: Short Wave Vs 2-Meter Ham Band frequencies for UT
    From: Tom Sult
    Date: 2015 Nov 09, 08:56 -0600
    2 meter is a VHS like radio band that is essentially line of sight.  For time signal  you generally are interested in a propagation freq. for beyond the horizon reception. So the short wave bands would be better. 

    Tom Sult, MD
    Author: JUST BE WELL

    On Nov 9, 2015, at 04:07, Steve E. Bryant <NoReply_Bryant@fer3.com> wrote:

    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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