[time-nuts] Please help me capture the leap-second for future testing

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Dec 21 14:13:05 EST 2005

In message <43A9A2FE.2080503 at febo.com>, John Ackermann N8UR writes:

>Hi Poul-Henning --
>I'll be able to capture at least two HF frequencies simultaneously if 
>you'd like, with SSB reception and audio recorded to a sound card.  I'm 
>not sure if WWVB will be strong enough with that system to decode; I'll 
>try to log some of it ahead of time and send it to you to see if it'll 

I don't think I have any way to determine if it would work, but even if
the signal is weak, that is also a good data set because some people may
want to think about "what if I don't actually have reception though the
actual leap-second" etc.

>work.  Otherwise, I can do WWV on 5 and 10MHz, which are the most likely 
>to have propagation heree at that time of evening.
>I'll also be able to log the messages from the Z3801A and whatever data 
>I can dump from the Spectracom 8164 WWVB receiver.

That's great!

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