Re: went pretty dang smoothly at this end

2006-01-01 Thread Keith Winstein
On Sat, 31 Dec 2005, Steve Allen wrote:

 On Sat 2005-12-31T20:51:03 -0500, Keith Winstein hath writ:

  (b) Am I mistaken, or did WWV fail to correctly beep in the new year?

 We had two shortwave radios going, one on  10 MHz, one on 15 MHz,
 and with the two the ionosphere was pretty much tamed.
 To my memory they did it all right, including the change in the DUT1
 clicks, but I can check later.

Looks like you were right. John Ackermann on time-nuts has posted some
recordings at http://www.febo.com/time-freq/leapsecond-2005/, and the 1.5
kHz tone is there. Guess we were mistaken after all.

-Keith


Re: went pretty dang smoothly at this end

2006-01-01 Thread David Harper
On Sat, 31 Dec 2005, Rob Seaman wrote:
 Was watching time.gov and leapsecond.com (the comparative clocks).
 Counted up to 23:59:60 (well, 16:59:60 in Tucson).  The GPS-UTC
 incremented as did the TAI-UTC.  The TV didn't melt down either.  No
 obvious Airbuses plummeting from the sky.  Life be good.

I was on board a United Airlines Boeing 777 en route from Chicago to
London. We were at 30,000 feet somewhere over eastern Canada when
the leap second occurred.

The first officer gave us a countdown to midnight in London, and
I'm happy to report that the plane failed to fall out of the sky,
explode, or otherwise deviate from its course at 23:59:60.

David Harper


Re: went pretty dang smoothly at this end

2006-01-01 Thread Ed Davies

Keith Winstein wrote:


Some minor glitches:

(a) My Garmin 12XL GPS receiver (software version 4.53) did not register
the leap second on its time display. It went from 58 to 59 to 00, and
stayed one second ahead for the next few minutes until I rebooted it.
Then it came up correctly.



Interesting.  My 12XL (software version 4.60) dealt with the
leap second pretty well, I thought.  It seemed to hold at
23:59:59 for two seconds.

More details:

  http://www.edavies.nildram.co.uk/gps12xl-leapsecond/

Ed.


Re: went pretty dang smoothly at this end

2006-01-01 Thread Tim Shepard
 The first officer gave us a countdown to midnight in London, and
 I'm happy to report that the plane failed to fall out of the sky,
 explode, or otherwise deviate from its course at 23:59:60.

Did his countdown reach zero at 23:59:60 31-December-2005 UTC or
at 00:00:00 1-January-2006 UTC ?

-Tim Shepard
 [EMAIL PROTECTED]


Re: went pretty dang smoothly at this end

2005-12-31 Thread Keith Winstein
On Sat, 31 Dec 2005, Rob Seaman wrote:

 Was watching time.gov and leapsecond.com (the comparative clocks).
 Counted up to 23:59:60 (well, 16:59:60 in Tucson).  The GPS-UTC
 incremented as did the TAI-UTC.  The TV didn't melt down either.  No
 obvious Airbuses plummeting from the sky.  Life be good.

Hi all,

Some minor glitches:

(a) My Garmin 12XL GPS receiver (software version 4.53) did not register
the leap second on its time display. It went from 58 to 59 to 00, and
stayed one second ahead for the next few minutes until I rebooted it.
Then it came up correctly.

(b) Am I mistaken, or did WWV fail to correctly beep in the new year? We
were listening to 15 MHz, and we did not hear the 1.5 kHz tone that
signifies the beginning of an hour. (Actually, we heard no tone at all
at the beginning of  UTC.) The specification
(http://www.boulder.nist.gov/timefreq/general/pdf/1383.pdf p. 44)
seems to indicate there should have been a 1.5 kHz tone, as at the
beginning of all hours.

It's possible our excitement just caused us to miss it -- now I wish
we had been recording. Oh well, I'm sure lots of people here were
recording.

Other than that, didn't see any major calamities.

Happy New Year,
Keith


Re: went pretty dang smoothly at this end

2005-12-31 Thread Steve Allen
On Sat 2005-12-31T20:51:03 -0500, Keith Winstein hath writ:

 (b) Am I mistaken, or did WWV fail to correctly beep in the new year?

We had two shortwave radios going, one on  10 MHz, one on 15 MHz,
and with the two the ionosphere was pretty much tamed.
To my memory they did it all right, including the change in the DUT1
clicks, but I can check later.
At some point I will be able to put up a .wav file with WWV, WWVB, me,
and my kids.

--
Steve Allen [EMAIL PROTECTED]WGS-84 (GPS)
UCO/Lick ObservatoryNatural Sciences II, Room 165Lat  +36.99858
University of CaliforniaVoice: +1 831 459 3046   Lng -122.06014
Santa Cruz, CA 95064http://www.ucolick.org/~sla/ Hgt +250 m