[ntp:questions] Re: Which PBS station should I use for the time signal?

Jack Ak akjack at excite.com
Wed Nov 16 00:25:01 UTC 2005

"Mentor" <ATandTRules9836 at aol.com> wrote in message news:1132093586.210557.238100 at g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Hello, everybody !  :)
> My name is Mark Harvey, and I would like a little bit of advice on
> which PBS station to use for the time signal for setting the time on my
> VCR.  (Technically, it is a VCR/DVD combo, but I don't want to digress
> too much!)
> I have cable TV.  My local cable company includes WNED-TV (which is
> situated in Buffalo, NY) as part of the basic cable service.  However,
> I also recently decided to subscribe to Detroit Public TV.
> For the time being, I am still using the time signal from WNED to set
> the time on my VCR.  But I wonder, should I switch to Detroit Public
> TV?  I know that they are both in the same time zone, but is one any
> more accurate than the other?  Or should I go with whichever PBS
> station is closest to me, geographically, to get the most accurate time
> signal?  Or does geographic distance not make a difference in this
> case?

Use a PBS station that broadcasts the time signals.  Not all PBS stations
do that.  It makes little difference which one you choose.  Broadcast
signals travel at the speed of light even when delivered by cable.

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