Many thanks to the number of SWLing Post readers who have forwarded this article from the ARRL News that notes the WWV Special Event Station, planned for later this year, is a go. This is great news indeed.
With regards to the FY2019 budget uncertainty surrounding NIST radio stations WWV, WWVH and WWVB, the ARRL notes:
“The NIST budget for WWV, WWVH, and WWVB will remain level for FY 2019.”
As I mentioned in a recent post, this is the feedback I’ve received as well–that the portion of the budget that includes NIST radios station will remain the same as it was last year. Last year, the NIST internally-allocated funds for the stations and it appears it will this will happen again! Brilliant news, indeed.
With that said, I do wonder if the next budget request (which is only a few months away) will include all of the NIST radio stations.
Time will tell…
It’s May 2020, and it’s still working.
The reception of the WWVB signal appeared to come to an end on or about the 3rd of November 2019. I have four time pieces that have relied on the reception of the signal and would very much appreciate hearing of the chances of the facility being resumed?
I’ve used Casio radio controlled so called “atomic” watches for 20 years. Could a simple budget cut render millions of clocks and watched like mine obsolete?
Good news indeed.
No, if all goes well, WWV will continue to tell the time.