A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Tom Sult
Date: 2015 Nov 09, 08:56 -0600
Tom Sult, MD
On Nov 9, 2015, at 04:07, Steve E. Bryant <NoReply_Bryant@fer3.com> wrote:
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?