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

The signal is now transmitted from Cumbria.
----- Original Message ----- From: "David Russell" <david.russell8@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2007 2:54 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR ATOMIC CLOCK


carol,

I do not know the answer to your atomic clock problem, but the signal may be
variable depending on where you position the clock, in the same way that a
portable radio may work well in one position and not so well somewhere else.


David

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf
Of Carol Pearson
Sent: 28 October 2007 14:51
To: Access UK Mailing List
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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