I fear the worst.  The line in the website simply stated something like
"shutting down
the transmitters in Colorado and Hawaii", which would seem to include the
whole
enchilada.

For the wall clocks, GPS should work well if people are willing to go to
battery-
backed AC power.  But not so good for wristwatches, where the expectation
is to
run at uW power levels.  I for one would be very irritated at having to
take my watch
off my wrist and put it on a charging stand every night.  So if this
shutdown comes
to pass, I'll be looking for an inexpensive GPS-to-WWVB converter, or at
least
plans for building one.

Dana


On Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 8:12 PM, Bob Albert via time-nuts <
time-nuts@lists.febo.com> wrote:

>  With any luck, the current administration will successfully push the USA
> down technically.  Denying global warming, shutting off time signals, and
> so on, is great stuff.
>     On Saturday, August 11, 2018, 6:10:12 PM PDT, Bob kb8tq <kb...@n1k.org>
> wrote:
>
>  Hi
>
> One would *guess* that stopping WWVB (and killing mom and pop’s “atomic
> clocks”) would not be a reasonable thing to do.
> It gets a lot of voters mad. I doubt that very many voters (percentage
> wise) would notice WWV and WWVH going away ….
>
> Bob
>
> > On Aug 11, 2018, at 9:00 PM, jimlux <jim...@earthlink.net> wrote:
> >
> > On 8/10/18 12:45 PM, Robert LaJeunesse wrote:
> >> I'd say it does get more detailed, with the $49M in cuts described
> generally in groups here:
> >> https://www.nist.gov/director/fy-2019-presidential-budget-
> request-summary/fundamental-measurement-quantum-science-and
> >> One item: "-$6.3 million supporting fundamental measurement
> dissemination, including the shutdown of NIST radio stations in Colorado
> and Hawaii"
> >
> > I wonder if that's WWVB, or WWV & WWVH
> >
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