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Old 01-24-2019, 11:43 PM   #1
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Nifty clock for my rig.

After four years of taking my rig out on our adventures I got tired of my DW complaining about the clock on the microwave oven displaying the wrong time or having to constantly account for the various time zones I decided to solve the problem once and for all. I ordered a so-called "atomic clock" that receives correct time signals from WWV in Colorado and mounted it above the microwave. I stuck on two car mount magnets designed for smartphones to hold it in place such that I can easily pull the clock off to select the correct time zone and pop it back up. Easy peasy. Now we always have the correct time for whatever US time zone we're in. I added small bungee cords to ensure it stays put while we're on the road. I'm going to try to post some pics but be advised that doesn't always work.
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Old 01-25-2019, 12:18 AM   #2
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Old 01-25-2019, 02:52 PM   #3
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If I had 2 clocks that close together that weren't perfectly synced, i'd have to burn my camper down.
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After four years of taking my rig out on our adventures I got tired of my DW complaining about the clock on the microwave oven displaying the wrong time or having to constantly account for the various time zones I decided to solve the problem once and for all. I ordered a so-called "atomic clock" that receives correct time signals from WWV in Colorado and mounted it above the microwave. I stuck on two car mount magnets designed for smartphones to hold it in place such that I can easily pull the clock off to select the correct time zone and pop it back up. Easy peasy. Now we always have the correct time for whatever US time zone we're in. I added small bungee cords to ensure it stays put while we're on the road. I'm going to try to post some pics but be advised that doesn't always work.

Hate to be the bearer of bad news.


WWV is in danger of being shut off!


https://www.marketplace.org/2018/09/...radio-stations


I have several devices that use the "atomic" clock. My favorite is my Casio Path Finder watch. Compass , solar power, barometer and crap load of timers and such.


Anyway, such is life.
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:19 AM   #5
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If I had 2 clocks that close together that weren't perfectly synced, i'd have to burn my camper down.
That makes two of us!
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If I had 2 clocks that close together that weren't perfectly synced, i'd have to burn my camper down.
And that is the very reason duct tape is such a large selling commodity. One little piece and problem solved!
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Hate to be the bearer of bad news.


WWV is in danger of being shut off!


https://www.marketplace.org/2018/09/...radio-stations


I have several devices that use the "atomic" clock. My favorite is my Casio Path Finder watch. Compass , solar power, barometer and crap load of timers and such.


Anyway, such is life.
Oh great. I've been a user of WWV since the 70s. I used to keep our test range timing synchronized every morning to it's signals. In the 80s we used the signals from Loran-C and in the 90s GPS timing receivers came along and changed everything. Oh those were the days. Nowdays people just check their cellphones with little appreciation with what goes into keeping the world on-time. Sigh. As you say, such is life.
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And that is the very reason duct tape is such a large selling commodity. One little piece and problem solved!
Except that I still need to see the timer on the microwave to see how much cook time is left. I just leave the clock set to 00.
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Oh great. I've been a user of WWV since the 70s. I used to keep our test range timing synchronized every morning to it's signals. In the 80s we used the signals from Loran-C and in the 90s GPS timing receivers came along and changed everything. Oh those were the days. Nowdays people just check their cellphones with little appreciation with what goes into keeping the world on-time. Sigh. As you say, such is life.

I am a Ham so I still use it to check propagation on the air. There is also WWVH in Hawaii. And CHU in Canada.



WWVH is not easy to hear from the east coast.


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And it is starting

In the news. WWV


National Weather Service Dropping High Seas and Storm Warnings on WWV/WWVH
The National Weather Service (NWS) is discontinuing its high seas and storm warnings transmitted via National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) WWV/WWVH time and frequency-standard HF transmissions, starting January 31 at 1800 UTC. The NWS warnings are aimed at the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific.
"This service is being terminated because weather information in the current broadcast format does not support frequent-enough updates for changes in marine weather and cannot provide enough detail in the allotted window required by mariners to avoid hazardous weather," NWS said in announcing the discontinuation. "Additionally, alternative technologies and numerous media outlets that provide weather information in various formats have overtaken the need for providing weather information through the NIST frequency signals."
The NWS said other sources of marine weather information, high seas alerts, and detailed forecasts are available over satellite, telephone, the internet, marine fax, radio fax, and VHF radio. The NWS, US Coast Guard, and US Navy provide multiple dissemination methods for storm positioning, high sea areas, observations, forecasts, outlooks, and warnings for both coastal and oceanic marine zones near the US, all through a variety of technologies, including NAVTEX and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).





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