WWV Time Tick Observations: Towards an Automated Approached

TitleWWV Time Tick Observations: Towards an Automated Approached
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsMontare, A, Gibbons, J
Conference NameHamSCI Workshop 2020
Date Published03/2020
Conference LocationScranton, PA

As described by Cerwin (2020), the timing ticks that mark each second on WWV can be used to observe multipath propagation. We present our setup, which is similar to Cerwin’s, and describe our work towards automating the collection of timing tick observations. We demonstrate methods of collecting this data by using trace-collection features of certain Rigol oscilloscopes, as well as features of associated computer control software. We also discuss software libraries for a general approach suited to many oscilloscopes, and how these data might be collected by the in-development Personal Space Weather Station. We conclude with a request to the HamSCI community to help develop this technique and broaden its scientific applications.

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