Tag Archives: WWV

Shortwave Radio Recordings: WWV changes announcement format,1971

Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, Brian D. Smith, recently contacted me; I was enthused when he described the recording he was sharing: This recording captures the last 5 minutes of WWV’s old format (giving the time every 5 minutes) and the first 5 minutes … Continue reading

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Recording the 2015 Leap Second

Yesterday, I posted a brief article about the leap second that occurred between 23:59:59 June 30, 2015 and 00:00:00 UTC July 01, 2015. I decided to record the leap second on as many shortwave time station frequencies as possible. The only … Continue reading

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Hang on a second…seriously

Tonight, for the first time in three years, we will experience a leap second. What is a leap second?  Wikipedia provides a concise explanation: A leap second is a one-second adjustment that is occasionally applied to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in … Continue reading

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Dan’s WWVH QSL cards

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Amoroso (W3DI – WPE3DNC) for scans of his QSLs from WWVH in Kekaha, HI:

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Can you help George identify the mystery pip?

SWLing Post reader, George (NJ3H), writes: I quite often see a spike in the evening on 4996 khz. From the listing, this is suppose to be RWM, in Moscow, a time signal station. When I listen on remote receivers in … Continue reading

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Listening to WWV at the source: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

If you haven’t already guessed it: yes, the mystery broadcast site I posted on Thursday was WWV/WWVB in Fort Collins, Colorado. Well done, responders!  Specifically, the photo shows the southern antennas of WWVB as I departed the site on Thursday, August 28, … Continue reading

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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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