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WWV 100th Anniversary Special Event Operation In the Planning Stages:

from The ARRL Letter on February 14, 2019
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WWV 100th Anniversary Special Event Operation In the Planning Stages:

It's a celebratory year for the WWV stations. The fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget -- once signed -- will include full funding for the stations, which also mark their 100th year this fall. The WWV Centennial Committee http://wwv100.com/ has a tentative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST https://www.nist.gov/) to mount a special event station this fall adjacent to the WWV https://www.nist.gov/pml/time-and-frequency-division/radio-stations/wwv site in Colorado to mark the 100th anniversary of the time and frequency standard station, the world's oldest continuously operating radio station. A memorandum of understanding is in the works.

Dave Swartz, W0DAS, of the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club (NCARC http://ncarc.net/) heads the committee, which is developing plans for an NCARC special event from September 28 through October 2, with a NIST centennial observance tentatively set for October 1.

The NIST budget for WWV, WWVH, and WWVB will remain level for FY 2019. With the funding suspense over, Swartz told ARRL, "our committee is moving forward."

Swartz and committee members Darren Kalmbach, KC0ZIE, and Kevin Utter, N7GES, met on February 8 with WWV/WWVB/WWVH Station Manager John Lowe, WWV Electronics Technician Glenn Nelson, and WWV Chief Engineer Matt Deutch, N0RGT.

"This was the first meeting for the committee and the first to include NIST upper management," said Swartz, who called the meeting "very productive." Swartz said NIST management is "on board" with the celebration, and Deutch plans to attend Hamvention May 17 - 19 to promote the centennial event.

Although the US government cannot fund any Amateur Radio special event expenses, the club members will be allowed to use a 15-acre parcel on WWV property, Swartz explained on the WWV Centennial website. "The operating site lies outside the security fence and simplifies logistics," he said.

Swartz hopes that other clubs in Colorado will be able to pitch in to make the WWV Centennial a success.

Source:

The ARRL Letter

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WWV 100th Anniversary In the Planning Stages  
by AA7LX on February 20, 2019 Mail this to a friend!
It appears that funding will remain for WWV and WWVH for now !! What a relief ! Thank You, U.S. Congress; the U.S. Budget Office; the WWV Administrative Staff; and of course-- the U.S. President... '73 AA7LX
 
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