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    Re: Time and cel nav, a stupid question
    From: James Whitson
    Date: 2008 Apr 25, 21:42 -0400
    Mr. Langley-Excuse my interjection. I worked two sun-sights, (one upper limb and one lower limb), using an Astra III B and my handy-dandy Atomic, Solar, Quartz, Giez wrist-watch in an attempt to verify my electronic position. My running-fix was 1.1 nm. from my KP. I really like my new watch!! And, it has a rubber strap. Not cheap, but , like the chinese waiter said, "Good fish not cheap-Cheap fish not good"-J.I. Whitson

    > Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 12:31:33 -0300
    > From: lang@unb.ca
    > To: NavList@fer3.com
    > Subject: [NavList 4922] Re: Time and cel nav, a stupid question
    >
    >
    > There is no Canadian LF time signal broadcast akin to WWVB. Only shortwave. So
    > no Canadian "atomic clocks." The WWVB signal here in New Brunswick is weak
    > but usable.
    > -- Richard Langley
    >
    > On Wed, 23 Apr 2008, Fred Hebard wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >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 <billyrem42@earthlink.net>
    > >> 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
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >>
    > >
    >
    >
    > ===============================================================================
    > Richard B. Langley E-mail: lang@unb.ca
    > Geodetic Research Laboratory Web: http://www.unb.ca/GGE/
    > Dept. of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering Phone: +1 506 453-5142
    > University of New Brunswick Fax: +1 506 453-4943
    > Fredericton, N.B., Canada E3B 5A3
    > Fredericton? Where's that? See: http://www.city.fredericton.nb.ca/
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