[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 
<snip>
> 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.
> 
<snip>

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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