WWV watches

David Rogers dvrogers at cox.net
Sat Oct 28 09:47:56 CDT 2006

If I remember correctly, there is a LF WWV signal that the home weather
stations/clocks use for automatic updating.  This probably the same source
your friend's wrist-watch may be using.

Dave, K9RKH

-----Original Message-----
From: tacos-bounces+k9rkh=amrad.org at amrad.org
[mailto:tacos-bounces+k9rkh=amrad.org at amrad.org] On Behalf Of Bob Bruninga 
Sent: Saturday, 28 October, 2006 9:59
To: tacos at amrad.org
Subject: WWV watches

Let me ask AMRAD group a question.

A friend showed me his WWV wrist watch and said it would update any time
anywhere from WWV.  I disagreed and said that yes, something with a 1 inch
antenna might at some time of the day might just get a strong enough signal
to update, but that I doubt it couild update on demand, becaue there are
times when the band is no good.

But inside the building he pushed the button and it updated in under 4
minutes which is the specified time to get a setting.

I suspect this is not HF WWF, but must be some commercial signal carried on
an FM broadcast statio or ssomething?  Anyone have any ideas?

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