[access-uk] Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR ATOMIC CLOCK

For details of the MSF Time Signal broadcast from Anthorn
Radio Station in Cumbria, see the following URL.

http://www.npl.co.uk/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.998

There is also a useful link on the page concerning Common
Clock Problems.

George.


-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of roger south
Sent: 28 October 2007 17:40
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR ATOMIC CLOCK

I understand the signal piggy backs on radio transmissions
so a radio is 
needed to be working in the vicinity of the clock.

Roger

Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carol Pearson" <carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Access UK Mailing List" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2007 2:50 PM
Subject: [access-uk] WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR ATOMIC CLOCK


> Hi all,
>
> Some of you will have the RNIB's atomic clock.  Ours has
served us well 
> for four years now, without even changing the batteries.
We were not 
> over-surprised when it didn't change today and figured
that probably the 
> battery strength needed to be greater to acquire the
atomic signal than 
> even to use speech ... so we changed batteries - and
waited!  No, she 
> didn't change ... and hadn't when we left our home 20
minutes later!
>
> Thankfully, when we arrived home, we found that Freda (for
that's her 
> name) had put herself right - at last!
>
> We're a bit puzzled though at the time this took, since we
remember, when 
> she was new, that it didn't take long for her to acquire
the correct 
> information.
>
> Anyone any theories as to why it should take so long to
acquire the 
> signal? I know this used to be transmitted from Rugby but
that this 
> changed a few years back.  Is it just because the signal
is further away 
> from us now that it takes so long, or is it only
transmitted at certain 
> times in a day? Where does it come from now?
>
> I'm just curious so would appreciate any answers that
anyone can give.
>
> (Incidentally, she's called Freda because our friend first
introduced us 
> to the atomic clock with his before they became available
for VI's;  and 
> he affectionately called his Fritz!)
>
> Now, less of this waffle and over to you ...
>
> Thanks.
>
> --
> Carol
> carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
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