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Learn about the vital roles of WWVB and WWV radio stations

We are delighted to welcome Dave McCarter (VE3GSO) to our in-person meeting tonight at the Halifax Amateur Radio Club.

Dave will share his experiences and insights on the vital roles of WWVB and WWV radio stations. These stations, operated by NIST, are critical for broadcasting time and frequency signals across North America. WWVB, located near Fort Collins, Colorado, broadcasts on 60 kHz, synchronizing clocks and watches with precision time. WWV, also in Fort Collins, broadcasts on multiple frequencies (2.5, 5, 10, 15, and 20 MHz), providing essential timekeeping and scientific data.

During the talk, Dave will delve into the technical aspects of these broadcasts, the importance of accurate timekeeping, and the fascinating research conducted at NIST Boulder. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the cutting-edge technologies that keep our world synchronized and the scientific endeavours behind them. Dave McCarter grew up in Dartmouth, and his mother wouldn’t let him take the ferry to Halifax to attend HARC meetings and the ham course.  That was in 1961!  Following school and marriage, Dave got licensed in 1975 as VE3GSO. He taught Electronics at Fanshawe College in London and retired in 2008. He has since been touring the world and enjoying meeting hams everywhere.

Join us for an evening of insightful discussion and a chance to engage with a ham who visits the site and shares his experience. We look forward to seeing you there!

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