Action Needed: Save WWVB Petition. Set to be shut down by budget.
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    Action Needed: Save WWVB Petition. Set to be shut down by budget.


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    That is quite sad. I would sign but, I am not American. Though, I do get a signal from Fort Collins up here in Canada.
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    Re: Action Needed: Save WWVB Petition. Set to be shut down by budget.

    I'm sure it'll all work out in the end. I suspect this simply fell through the cracks.
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    Re: Action Needed: Save WWVB Petition. Set to be shut down by budget.

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/pos...s-4773185.html

    The proposed budget cut would drop WWV and WWVH. Those stations broadcast on shortwave frequencies. Apparently untouched is WWVB which transmits the 60khz data signal used by "Atomic" watches and clocks. Don't throw out your watches...
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    Re: Action Needed: Save WWVB Petition. Set to be shut down by budget.

    I signed it (even though I’m not entitled to) because if it goes through over there it’s only a matter of time before someone suggests turning ours off, especially as the German tower covers most of the U.K.

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    Re: Action Needed: Save WWVB Petition. Set to be shut down by budget.

    What is WWVB?

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    Re: Action Needed: Save WWVB Petition. Set to be shut down by budget.

    The station that broadcasts the NIST F1 clock signal to sync all "atomic" clocks and watches in North America within range. I live about two miles from the actual atomic clock, although the signal is coming from the Fort Collins area. This is up to nine pages of speculation at F-17 but I feel this should be a sticky on the main forum so as to maximize the WUS impact on the petition.
    Please sign and share, thanks.

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    Petition to Maintain Funding for NIST stations WWV & WWVH

    NIST station WWV and sister stations are among the oldest radio stations in the United States, having been in continuous operation since May 1920. The station has transmitted the official US Time for nearly 100 years, and is an instrumental part in the telecommunications field, ranging from broadcasting to scientific research and education. Additionally, these stations transmit marine storm warnings from the National Weather Service, GPS satellite health reports, and specific information concerning current solar activity, and radio propagation conditions. These broadcasts are an essential resource to the worldwide communications industry. This petition requests continued funding of these stations be maintained into the 21st century and beyond to ensure future operations.

    Please sign and encourage others to as well... 81k more signatures needed by Sept. 15th.

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...tions-wwv-wwvh
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