[ntp:questions] Re: Clock accuracy & auto setting : digital television does a crap job of providing time services...
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Mon May 1 17:58:24 UTC 2006
John Ackermann N8UR wrote:
> Max Power wrote:
>>>> LF time services are OK, and are necessary over large transnational
>>>> regions -- like Sub Saharan Africa, Australasia and South America
> As in timekeeping, GPS has become the method of choice for frequency
> calibration, but there are still people using WWVB (and presumably other
> standard frequency stations) for their original purpose. If nothing
> else, it provides direct traceability to NBS without needing to adjust
> for NIST<-->USNO offsets.
NIST (National Institue of Standards and Technology) is simply the new
name for the former NBS (National Bureau of Standards)! What difference
/offset are you really referring to?
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