Next WWV ARC meeting is July 25, 2024, at 6pm MDST via Zoom

My apologies for a late posting of our next meeting:

The next meeting for the WWV Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, July 25 , 2024, at 6pm MDT via Zoom.  General club meetings throughout 2024 will continue to be the 4th Thursday of each month; November and December 2024 will be the 3rd Thursday due to holiday conflicts.

The Zoom meetings will be open at 5:30pm MDT/MST for shooting the breeze for about 30 minutes until our meeting STARTS OFFICIALLY AT 6PM MDT.

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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