Please help save WWV, WWVH and WWVB

Fringe Reception

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The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) has proposed cutting their radio stations WWV, WWVH, and WWVB from their budget next year meaning all three stations are in danger of being shut down. We’ve heard from our friends in the field that shortwave radio listeners are stunned by the idea of losing WWV and WWVH because both stations are staple references for listeners and hams alike.

What this means for you: The loss of WWVB means all of the atomic clock-synchronized time pieces (kitchen clocks, watches, home weather stations, some 'smart' home thermostats and other devices) would stop synchronizing and will never again automatically change from Standard Time to Daylight Time and back to Standard time.

Two online petitions have been started on the White House’s “We the People” petition site calling for restoration of funding for these essential radio stations. Each petition needs at least 100,000 electronic signatures by September 15th to generate a response from the White House. I encourage you to sign one or both petitions and to contact your representatives in Congress to explain the widespread need for these stations to continue to operate. Let’s make sure our voices are heard. Please share this with anyone who might be able to help.

Maintain funding for NIST stations WWV, WWVH and WWVB

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The Proposed Shutdown of NIST's WWV and WWVH Radio Stations

* VOTE HERE ---->>> The Proposed Shutdown of NIST's WWV and WWVH Radio Stations | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government!
 
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