Tag Archives: WWV

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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Grandfather of WWV’s atomic clock

I just discovered a film produced by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Film Unit in the 1950s explaining the principles behind the first accurate atomic clock. The clock was designed by Louis Essen and built at the National Physical Laboratory in … 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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WWV to keep Geo-Alert

Great news for those of you who listen to space weather forecasts on WWV, from Fort Collins, Colorado or WWVH from Hawaii. It appears that NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center is going to continue announcing Geo-Alert products for the foreseeable … Continue reading

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