Shutoff of WWV-WWVH: two days left to the end of the subscription

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by IZ2EWV, Sep 13, 2018.

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  1. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    GPS isn't affected by propagation vagaries. WWV is.
    GPS is worldwide. WWV isn't.
    With the former, the latter is obsolete.
     
  2. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    This all makes total sense. In fact, I have a GPS clock running right underneath my TV.

    That said, I still want WWV to continue. :)
     
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  3. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page


    Can you, for instance, calibrate analog SSTV program with a GPS?
     
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  4. WB9LIY

    WB9LIY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Does this also mean 303-499-7111 is going away, too? I've used that number over the years when I couldn't get a signal or wasn't close to a receiver...
     
  5. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    For good time, call...

    Okay, I couldn't resist that one. :eek:
     
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  6. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

  7. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Moderator Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    I find it amusing how some people think everything needs to be replaced with something else.

    It's almost like they never heard of the reason why there's redundancies before.

    Oh we don't need land based minute man missile silos because we can launch from submarines at sea.

    Oh we don't need shortwave radio stations because we have podcasts.

    Oh we don't need buses because we drive cars.

    Oh we don't need desktop computers because we have laptop computers.

    Oh we don't need WWV because we have GPS.

    Oh we don't need GPS because we have the internet.

    Oh we don't need the internet because we have wrist watches.

    Oh we don't need wrist watches because we have sundials.

    It just never ends...
     
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  8. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's very true. The idea of redundancy became a bad word when the Soviets decided to rebrand themselves in the early 1990's. In some ways, it was inevitable due to the ridiculous spending levels reached in years prior. But people no longer plan for large systemic failures anymore.
     
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  9. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wow. Just... WOW! o_O
     
  10. KC2IVA

    KC2IVA Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is a good example of fake news.
     

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