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WWV / WWVH Petition

Date : 09 / 09 / 2018
Author : WIA & CQ Amateur Radio

The CQ Amateur Radio blog reports on two Whitehouse petitions to continue the operation of the time and frequency services - WWV / WWVH in 2019.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has eliminated funding for the continued operation of time/frequency standard stations WWV and WWVH in its Fiscal Year 2019 budget.

Tens of thousands of radio amateurs and other users of the shortwave spectrum rely on these stations as sources of accurate time and precise frequency measurement, as well as a wealth of propagation data.

Two petitions have been started on the White House's "We the People" petition site calling for restoration of funding for these two essential radio stations.

Each needs at least 100,000 electronic signatures by mid-September to generate a response from the White House. The petitions can be found at:

Petition 1: Link

Petition 2: Link

CQ urges its readers and friends – and anyone else who finds value in the continued operation of WWV and WWVH – to sign one or both petitions.

For more information take a look at the CQ Blog: Link

Page Last Updated: Sunday 9 September 2018 at 14:24 hours by Justin Giles-clark


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