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Publication Citation: WWVB: A Half Century of Delivering Accurate Frequency and Time by Radio

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Author(s): Michael A. Lombardi; Glenn K. Nelson;
Title: WWVB: A Half Century of Delivering Accurate Frequency and Time by Radio
Published: March 12, 2014
Abstract: In commemoration of its 50th anniversary of broadcasting from Fort Collins, Colorado, this paper provides a history of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) radio station WWVB. The narrative describes the evolution of the station, from its origins as a source of standard frequency, to its current role as the source of time-of-day synchronization for many millions of radio controlled clocks.
Citation: Journal of Research (NIST JRES) - 119.004
Keywords: broadcasting;frequency;radio;standards;time
Research Areas: Physics
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.119.004