50th birthday of the favorite radio station of clocks
July 5, 2013 5:25 PM Subscribe
Today is the 50th birthday
, a low frequency broadcast time service and frequency standard station of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology that can be received in much of the Northern hemisphere. Along with high frequency sister stations WWV
, WWVB continues to evaluate and deploy new technologies to provide easily received and decoded time and frequency signals, which unlike GPS signals, will penetrate buildings and propagate past many terrain feature shadows, like hills and canyons.
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