[ntp:questions] Clock accuracy & auto setting : digital television does a crap job of providing time services.2

Max Power mikehack at u.washington.edu
Sat Apr 29 02:19:55 UTC 2006


Australians should not be dependant on the US 'goodwill' or US 'welfare 
state subsidization' that the GPS signals it provides -- with respect to its 
time signal. GPS (only when coupled with Galileo and Glonass) -- provides a 
time service that is not overtly (or possibly covertly) misleading.

>>>>For people to be forced to rely upon GNSS (Glonass, GPS, Galileo) for a
>>>>time signal is rather immoral when TV transmitters (and radio too,
>>>>remember RDS) pump out many megawatts of signal each day (globally).
> [...] //////////////////////////////////////// And where did the Lord 
> assign anyone the duty to provide you with a time signal?  The United 
> States Government built, launched, and maintains a network of twenty-seven 
> GPS satellites at no cost to the Australian citizen.  A Garmin GPS18-LVC 
> timing receiver will cost you less than $100 US.
>
> The only "morality" involved is the questionable "morality" of believing 
> that the world owes you a time signal at no cost to you.
>
> Perhaps the Japanese can help you out.  I seem to recall that JJY 
> broadcasts a time signal; ISTR I heard it on 5MHz when I was stationed in 
> Japan.





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