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WWV: experimental broadcasts on 25 MHz

Want to catch WWV–the Fort Collins-based time station–on a frequency they haven’t used since 1977? The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has sent out a press release stating that, as of April 4, 2014, WWV will resume broadcasting … Continue reading

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WWVB celebrates 50 years of quietly keeping time

Thanks, David, for sharing a link to this brilliant article on the history and future of WWVB: (Source: Wired) Every night, while millions of Americans are fast asleep, clocks and wristwatches across the country wake up and lock on to … Continue reading

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History of WWV and the NIST Time Stations

Many readers know that I’m a bit of a WWV geek, so you can imagine how happy I was when my buddy, Mike, and the Southgate ARC made me aware of this 152 page history of the NIST time station … Continue reading

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WWVB conducting tests on air now through March 10

(Source: NIST) IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WWVB RADIO STATION USERS Radio Station WWVB will be conducting a test of a new broadcast format from Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 5 p.m. MST through Saturday, March 10th at noon MST. During the test, … Continue reading

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Don’t expect WWV to only give you the time of day

Last Monday, while taking a walk and listening to a Tecsun PL-380 in review, I tuned to WWV (10,000 kHz) at 10 minutes after the hour. I heard a full NOAA marine weather report including tropical storm activity in the … Continue reading

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Take the WWV survey online

The NIST is doing a comprehensive survey about WWV. If you listen to any WWV stations on shortwave, please take this survey. This will help the NIST know how/why we listen to WWV. The survey also gives you an opportunity … Continue reading

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A Voice of WWV Goes Silent, Off The Air

I was very saddened to learn recently that Don Elliot Heald–the voice of the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) radio station, WWV–passed away Feb 19th, 2009. My earliest memories of listening to shortwave radio included hearing his voice … Continue reading

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