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    Re: Time and cel nav, a stupid question
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2008 Apr 23, 11:23 -0400

    In New England, the Canadian time broadcast is usually clearer.
    Maybe order your clock from Canada?
    
    On Apr 23, 2008, at 8:59 AM, Marc Bernstein wrote:
    
    > Radio-controlled clock and watch updates are very much dependent
    > upon the time of the day and where you are. In NY and New England
    > it is hit or miss from day to day. NIST has a nice set of coverage
    > maps here:
    >
    > http://tf.nist.gov/stations/wwvbcoverage.htm
    >
    >
    > On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 3:14 AM, Bill 
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > Lu Abel wrote
    >
    > > Wait, I forgot that I also have one of those digital clocks that
    > > synchronizes itself to the low-frequency time signal broadcast by
    > WWVB.
    > > It appears to be between 0.3 and 0.5 seconds slow as compared to the
    > > www.time.gov display on my computer.   On the other hand,
    > considering
    > > that it cost me all of $6, I have to wonder whether its time
    > display is
    > > more or less accurate.
    >
    > I have a unit marketed under the Sharp brand that I picked at Wal
    > Mart. More
    > than $6 dollars.  It claims to poll once a day, about 1 am local
    > time.  It
    > has failed to make an automatic connection for over two years.
    > Positioned
    > as directed, and manually triggered at the recommended time as well
    > as other
    > times, it has made a connection twice in over 500 tries.
    >
    > A sailing acquaintance with more money than common sense (center
    > cockpit 42'
    > sailboat) has a wristwatch that cost several hundreds dollars and
    > claims to
    > poll the clock six times a day.  He is not sure how well it
    > functions as the
    > plastic band it came with broke the first month and he has not
    > bothered to
    > replace the watch band.
    >
    > For what it is worth.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Bill
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >
    
    
    
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