CHU time station

Karl W4KRL W4KRL at
Mon Dec 4 09:28:26 CST 2006

My CHU story comes from dim childhood memory. My father was an observer for
Project Moonwatch as part of the International Geophysical Year in 1957. As
I recall there was a row of observers with low power telescopes each looking
at an overlapping segment of the sky. The peculiar thing about these scopes
was they looked down to a small mirror that reflected the sky. I guess it
was to make it easier to sit for hours looking for satellites. There was a
radio tuned to CHU and a tape recorder. As each observer saw a satellite he
called out and his mark along with the CHU time signal was recorded.

Karl W4KRL,en/

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Back in the early 1970's, when I was a student attending a college in  
upper tier of New York State,
I had the fortunate experience to have part time employment as a data  
analyst for the college geology department.  This mostly entailed  
cleaning up field data collected by students and
faculty research, developing complicated numerical models (try) to  
explain  geophysical  phenomena.  I also was tasked with servicing  

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