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    • The Official U.S. Time
      HOW IT WORKS
      When a user connects to www.time.gov on a computer or mobile device, the Javascript in the client's browser checks the local clock on the device and then requests the time from a NIST server, which has been synchronized with UTC(NIST). When the packets containing the NIST time stamp arrive at the client's browser, the device clock is checked again and compared to the first check of the local clock. The result is a measurement the round-trip delay of requesting/receiving the time stamp. It is estimated that one-half of the round-trip delay happens in each direction. The time on the clocks shown on the web page have been corrected for the estimated one-way path delay of the timestamp from the server to the client and the server delay. Your device's clock is also shown, with the error compared to NIST time.
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    • What would you buy with $10,000
      Just curious what people would put on their wishlist if they were given a US $10,000 gift certificate to buy kit or single item to add to their shack? What would you spend it on??
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    • WWVB clocks
      I just bought two analog WWV clocks. I'm not having great joy. In trying to debug, I came across an interesting manual published about a decade ago by the Federal Government. It is a recommendations manual for manufacturers. I thought I would post it because it offers interesting insight into how the WWV system works.

      GOVPUB-C13-71f9d4fb5d44634208278dab58e0be09.pdf
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    • How was Field Day 2020?
      How did you fare during Field Day 2020? Did you meet up? Did you operate portable? Did you go 1D?

      As for myself, we ended up in the field. I operated with the Randalstown/NIH group at Washington Monument State Park. We operated under N3IC as a 3A. We practiced mask-wearing, most of us, anyway. We did have one rogue, but he was respectful of distancing. I feel confident that we were safe.

      Setup-wise, I attempted to setup my 40-meter, four-element, wire beam but I was not as successful as I would have hoped. Many lessons learned for next year 🥴
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    • SOTABEAMS Antenna Wire Winders
      Sotabeams Antenna Wire Winders: read the reviews if you need to wind light wire, frankly they're quite amazing.
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    • MTC Radio
      We are Main Trading Company. We are a real brick and mortar retail store located at 2707 Lamar Ave in Paris Texas (about a hundred miles North East of Dallas). We are Christine and Richard Lenoir. 

      We Started in 2009 when Richard Lost his job in sales due to a stuggling economy. We Started selling on ebay. We would drive to DFW and bring back small pick up loads of surplus and closeouts. Our neighbors were really proud of us when we received our first truckload delivery at our home! In just a few short months the volume got out of hand and our living room and patio looked like a warehouse. We rented a small store front in Beautiful downtown Paris Tx in June of 2009. We out grew that location and moved across the street to 139 Bonham st. In January 2010. Times got even tougher when Christy lost her job as a radio announcer. She came on full time as well.
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    • LuckGrib
      Craig left Seattle, sailing down the West coast of America for the first time in August of 2011. That trip ended up lasting one year, returning to Seattle via Mexico and Hawaii. A second trip lasted three years, sailing from Seattle to Mexico, French Polynesia, Niue, Tonga, New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand and then back to Seattle, again via Hawaii.

      While out cruising, and using a variety of GRIB viewers on a regular basis, Craig had become dissatisfied with what was available. With a background in Computer Graphics and Computer Science, and with 20 years of professional software development in those areas, he felt that there was a possibility of creating a new, modern GRIB viewer that would be able to be much more informative while being highly responsive.

      Craig started work on LuckGrib while sailing on his yacht, s/v Luckness, in New Zealand during December, 2014. Version 1.0 of LuckGrib was released on the Apple Mac App store in early August, 2015.

      LuckGrib takes full advantage of the multiple CPUs offered by modern hardware, as well as the high performance graphics hardware they contain, their GPUs. By efficiently utilizing the available hardware, LuckGrib is able to produce high quality renderings of the weather, in real time. GRIB files are loaded almost unbelievably quickly. When stepping between different time intervals in a GRIB file, the changes are animated at a high frame rate, yielding smooth transitions. All of this speed and quality helps you to understand the GRIB file content and how it changes over time.
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    • DIY Solar Power with Will Prowse
      Want to build an awesome off-grid solar power system? My videos will teach you everything you need, no experience necessary 🙂
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    • Net useage
      I'm curious to find out a bit more about net attendance both in the HF and the VHF/UHF space. Discuss and answer the poll!!
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    • My Medic
      Not all beginnings start with happiness. A tragic accident that took the life of a family member was the motivation that started MyMedic. Several years ago a normal day turned dark after a car accident occurred. Bystanders without First Aid equipment or training watched for 40 minutes as a family member of ours bled to death. That’s how long it took EMS services to arrive on scene due to the remote location the accident had taken place. Help is further than you may think.

      As a family we came together and started MyMedic with one objective in mind, to save lives. Our goal is to prepare everyone with equipment and training for the unexpected emergency.

      We discovered that most people are not prepared for emergencies. It’s an unfortunate reality. Life can be gone in an instant, but if you had the power to prevent a loss, you would take it in a heartbeat. Whether you’re driving to and from work, enjoying the great outdoors, or staying home, the solution is peace-of-mind knowing that you have instant access to a MyMedic First Aid Kit.
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  • Check out some polls below!

  • 7 WWV Clocks

    1. 1. Do you own an 'atomic' clock?


      • Yes
      • No
      • Not now, but have previously
    2. 2. Is your current clock digital or analog?


      • Digital
      • Analog
      • I have both
    3. 3. How many WWVB clocks do you currently own?


      • One
      • Two to four
      • Five or more

  1. CONNECT BY STAGE

    1. Studying & licensing

      No matter where you are studying or what license you're after, help is available.

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    3. DIY - From scratch and kits

      From the smallest kit to the largest transceiver... we love building

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    6. Contesting

      General contesting discussions, not discussions about specific contests. Look in the calendar section for specific ones.

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  2. CONNECT BY SPECIAL INTEREST

    1. Emergency communications

      From preparedness to deployment

      71
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    2. Public Service Events

      All about working with, improving upon, or otherwise participating in public service events such as races, fairs, etc.

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    3. Repeater management

      if you manage a repeater, this is a great place to ask other repeater admins for advice, or to give some...

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    4. Electronics & electromagnetism

      For those interested in the fundamentals of amateur radio

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    5. Nets

      General discussions about local, traffic, weather, HF, etc. nets

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    6. Nostalgia & History

      There was some good stuff happening in the good ol' days of Amateur Radio.

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    7. Research & development

      Scientific research and laboratory and field testing

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    8. Scanning & Short Wave Listening

      Anything to do with scanners or shortwave reception activities

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    9. FCC, ITU, IARU and official policy discussions

      Discussions related to the U.S. FCC or to international and national regulatory bodies and policies around the world

      7
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    10. Organizing an event

      Discussions about organizing events, DXpeditions, contests

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    11. Planning an outing

      Are you looking for friends to go operate? Planning on a small field trip and there's room for more people? Ask away.

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    12. Activations

      For all those of us who love to climb, travel and otherwise activate the most amazing places

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  3. THE ELMERS' CIRCLE

    1. Ask the Elmers

      The Community is fortunate to have Experts and Elmers who can help out. You can post your question here. If it is accepted, Elmers will intervene.

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    2. The Great Amateur Radio Referenda

      What do hams like, want, prefer? A constantly updated look at the ham community!

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  4. EVERYTHING ELSE

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    2. Great QSOs

      Tell us about a great QSO you had just now, or even decades back. We'd love to hear all about it.

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    3. Post your videos

      Embed your how-to, review, outings videos and let's discuss them.

      4
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    4. Self-promotion

      Did you write a book? Did you invent a new piece of gear?

      3
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    5. First QSO

      Welcome new members. Ham Community is happy to have you.

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    7. About Ham Community

      Discussions about the community itself, its functionality, ideas you have...

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  5. CONNECT BY GEOGRAPHY

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    3. COUNTRIES

      These country-based forums are to discuss with other residents or for non-residents to discuss a country-related topic. Not all countries are listed yet. If you would like a country to be listed, open a new support request here.

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