Time is running out… ACT NOW to save WWV!
The 2019 annual budget for NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) decreased by $49 Million USD from the 2018 budget.
Due to the decrease in budget, the NIST has decided to pull funding for WWV, WWVB, and WWVH just a year short of it’s 100th anniversary.
In Session 38 of the Scanner School podcast, we talk about the history of WWV and what types of services they offer besides just announcing the time over the airwaves
WWV, WWVH, and WWVB
- Are used by many radio operators to check band conditions
- Used by many to calibrate their receivers to make sure they are on frequency
- Used by mariners for storm updates
- Used by anyone who has a device that sets the time automatically from the “atomic clock”
- Broadcast the official US Time
- Broadcast Atlantic and Pacific Maritime Conditions
- Broadcast GPS Status Updates
- Broadcast geophysical alerts from NOAA
Please take a listen to Session 38 and hear why we must do our best to save WWV.
How can we save WWV, WWVH, and WWVB
Sign this online petition. In order for the White House to respond, 100,000 electronic signatures are required.
As of this podcast date, only 16k are signed and they need 83k more for the White House to respond
We plan to operate from the Fire Island National Seashore today around 18:00 to 21:00z.
We plan to work both SSB 14.300 +\- and CW 14.050 +\-.