WWV ARC By-Laws changes VOTE now through noon July 21, 2022

At the last WWV ARC member meeting (June 16, 2022) the board proposed and the attending membership passed unanimously a proposal to amend the By-Laws of WWV ARC.

Please follow this link to https://wwvarc.org/2022bylawsvote to review the updated document and VOTE to approve or deny the suggested changes.  You must be logged in to the website to cast your ballot.  Once you vote, you will not have the opportunity to vote again!

The next WWV ARC monthly meeting is Thursday, July 21, 2022

The next WWV ARC general meeting will take place via Zoom on Thursday, July 21, 2022 from 6pm to 7pm MDST.  That's 8pm EDST, 7pm CDST, and 5pm PDST. 

For those of you on other hemispheres, the meeting starts at 0000UTC Friday, July 22, 2022.

An agenda for July 2022 and minutes from previous meetings will be posted to the Meeting Information tab under the Our Club menu item before the meeting.

The following club meeting is currently scheduled for August 18, 2022.

Broadcasting from the beach: NIST Hawaii

WWVH’s chief objective is to broadcast Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) — the official time for the world — throughout the Pacific region. These signals help residents, from Alaska to Australia and from California to China, coordinate, calibrate and synchronize their clocks, networks and equipment, which are vital to telecommunications, internet connections and a wide array of government and consumer services …..

The Most Important Radio Station You've Never Heard of Marks 50 Years on the Air

Colorado radio station WWVB marks half a century as the nation's official time broadcaster on July 5. Most people aren’t even aware the station exists, but it has a rich and fascinating history. Its future is uncertain, however, as newer technologies threaten to make it obsolete.

WWVB: A Half Century of Delivering Accurate Frequency and Time by Radio

In commemoration of its 50th anniversary of broadcasting from Fort Collins, Colorado, this paper provides a history of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) radio station WWVB. The narrative describes the evolution of the station, from its origins as a source of standard frequency, to its current role as the source of time-of-day synchronization for many millions of radio controlled clocks.

A Century of WWV

WWV was established as a radio station on October 1, 1919. This paper will observe the upcoming 100th anniversary of that event by exploring the events leading to the founding of WWV, the various early experiments and broadcasts, its official debut as a service of the National Bureau of Standards, and its role in frequency and time dissemination over the past century.

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