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« on: February 29, 2008, 05:10:30 AM »
This was posted at the zed.

http://www.lownoiserecords.com/wwv_the_tick.html

Click the clock to play.

Neat.

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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 04:21:03 PM »
I like WWV, I don\'t think that it should be changed at all. It\'s nice and efficient the way it is.

I have a clock that tunes into WWV and automatically makes sure that it is displaying the correct time every 5 minutes, cool huh.
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« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 04:25:31 PM »
Thats cool.

Remember, this site posted above is not affiliated with WWV. Just someone having a good time.

Quick link:
http://www.lownoiserecords.com/audio/wwv/WWV%20-%20The%20Tick.mp3

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« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008, 04:33:05 PM »
Yes, that is a good point, most things said on the zed never actually happen.
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2008, 08:55:38 PM »
I saw that link.  Its just a spoof someone did.  I remember when I was abouy 13 I\'d tune in to WWV on my shortwave receiver and try to start my watch tight at the minute so I\'d be perfectly in sync with WWV.  We didn\'t ahve a lot to do out in the country.

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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2008, 09:12:49 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2008, 03:48:35 PM »
Quote from: K0DXC;15472
I have a clock that tunes into WWV and automatically makes sure that it is displaying the correct time every 5 minutes, cool huh.


I think your clock actually receives WWVB (WWV Binary) which outputs the time in Binary Coded Decimal (BCD).  Also, it synchronizes only once per day, if that much.  The format of the WWVB signal makes syncing every 5 minutes impractical.

Even on commercial equipment where I set the time sync via NTP, we only sync once per day or so.

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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2008, 04:52:26 PM »
Who knows...

It says it synces up every 5 minutes, there is an antenna display that shows up when syncing. It looks like it synces every 5 minutes.

It could be a fake though, scams these days :arf2:
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2008, 08:40:27 PM »
Oh really?  That\'s new.

With WWVB it\'s impractical to sync up every 5 minutes.

Besides, it\'s not necessary.