[time-nuts] Locked onto LORAN 8970 GRI Monday AM
paulswedb at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 09:43:05 EST 2013
Their interest is indeed a time service as an alternate to GPS. There is no
intent to re-activate much of the actual chains its not for the old
location service at all. UrsaNav has published several ppts that show what
there interests seem to be.
I think the key business is selling new rcvrs that can take advantage of
the new transfer method. Some of the work they have done shows that setting
up a transmitter in the mid US has very good coverage but setting up 2
really does a very fine job.
But all this said. Its unclear to me as to how the power bill gets paid
WWVB seems to have the gov paying the bill. And for us east coasters you
don't get what you pay for. Not so sure UrsaNav has that backing.
But selling rcvrs sure isn't going to pay for that electric bill even if
they are far more then we time-nuts can afford.
So I want to thank UrsaNav for at least putting a compatible signal out for
the moment. Will enjoy as long as I can.
I actually believe what we are seeing is a tug of war between NIST and
UrsaNav for the actual transmit funding. Neither has a need to support the
past to survive.
On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 8:56 AM, Chuck Harris <cfharris at erols.com> wrote:
> Has anyone thought to ask them what their intentions are?
> It would seem to me that if they are interested in re-activating
> enough of the old LORAN-C network to provide time service that they
> might want to talk to folks that used to rely on LORAN-C for time
> -Chuck Harris
> Stan, W1LE wrote:
>> After 11:20 hours still tracking and locked to LORAN.
>> Frequency offset compared to my T'Bolt GPS/DO is -2.5E12.
>> Stan W1LE Cape Cod
>> On 2/4/2013 8:56 PM, paul swed wrote:
>>> We can only dream. But will take what I can get for as long as I can get
>>> it. It sure in the heck kicks wwvb's capabilities.
>>> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 6:20 PM, J. Forster <jfor at quikus.com> wrote:
>>> Great. Now if the transmissions continue and the format doesn't change!
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