A Century of WWV: 100th Anniversary Commemoration

Published: September 24, 2019

Author(s)

Glenn K. Nelson

Abstract

WWV was established as a radio station on October 1, 1919 with the issuance of the call letters by the U.S. Department of Commerce. This paper will observe the upcoming 100th anniversary of that event by exploring the events leading to the founding of WWV, the various early experiments and broadcasts, its official debut as a service of the National Bureau of Standards, and its role in frequency and time dissemination over the decades since.
Citation: Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -
Pub Type: NIST Pubs

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Keywords

broadcasting, frequency, radio, standards, time
Created September 24, 2019, Updated September 24, 2019