WWV and WWVH operations are funded at least thru FY-2019

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by W7GIF, Oct 27, 2018.

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  1. W7GIF

    W7GIF Ham Member QRZ Page

    According to my AZ congresswoman who is on the House sub-committee for Science and Technology, the funding for NIST's WWV and WWVH operations will continue thru FY-2019.

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  2. W7GIF

    W7GIF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Incidentally, for those of you who may be unaware of how WWV landed on the FY-2019 chopping block:

    The newly-appointed director of NIST (Walter Copan) submitted NIST's FY-2019 budget proposal which shut down/eliminated all WWV operations. The supporting narrative (impact statement) accompanying the proposal stated that shutting down WWV operations would ONLY eliminate the time-updating service used by "clocks", which is the service provided by WWVB. The supporting narrative made NO MENTION of (omitted entirely) the radio transmission/broadcasting of precision frequencies used by the entire worldwide telecommunications community, NOR the radio transmission/broadcasting of hazardous weather warnings for sea-farers.

    One shouldn't expect federal budget/funding decision-makers to make sound decisions regarding funding or de-funding...when de-funding impact data is bogus...when accurate, factual impact information is withheld or concealed.

  3. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yay! Someone came to their senses. I hope that's contagious.
  4. K8ERV

    K8ERV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Shirley you jest!

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
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