Brooke, As I've said, I don't care about the Time. The time determined by the start of TV or radio programs is plenty good enough to keep any appointments.
My only interest is as a standard of Time Interval as a reference for synthesizers, counters, etc. If you think about it, unless you are doing something like occultation or eclipse timing or eBay, the ToD rarely matters. They killed LORAN, which worked beautifully. Now it looks like they are going to kill WWVB, which is a bit more involved, but works. GPS is not an option without a tall tower. This is NOT progress, IMO. -John ============== > Hi John: > > They are going to maintain the existing AM modulation format so all the > WWVB "Atomic Clocks" will still work. The phase > modulation is added on top of that. > > Yes, I expect my HP 117 may no longer work, but I'd much rather have the > improved s/n and timing accuracy. > > Have Fun, > > Brooke Clarke > http://www.PRC68.com > http://www.end2partygovernment.com/Brooke4Congress.html > > > J. Forster wrote: >> All very nice, but if this change renders all existing receivers >> useless. >> How does that improve things? >> >> All it does is wipe out all the existing phase tracking infrastructure. >> >> The only benefit is to the government who can reuse the WWVB transmitter >> and frequency allocation. Everybody else will have to buy new stuff. >> >> Sounds a lot like HDTV fiasco. Making jobs (in China or Korea) by making >> scrap. >> >> YMMV, >> >> -John >> >> ============== >> >> >>> Dear Time-Nuts, >>> >>> >>>> I sure would like a WWVB BPSK receiver for the new modulation. (..) >>>> >>>> I'm sure in time there will be plenty of low cost ICs designed to >>>> receive the >> [SNIP} >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> time-nuts mailing list -- firstname.lastname@example.org >> To unsubscribe, go to >> https://www.febo.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/time-nuts >> and follow the instructions there. >> >> > > _______________________________________________ time-nuts mailing list -- email@example.com To unsubscribe, go to https://www.febo.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/time-nuts and follow the instructions there.