The other day I noticed that our atomic wall clock was running with
all the hands going round and round and not stopping. I guess it was
searching for the correct time but I am not sure? Thking oout the
barrery and pressing the buttob for ET I did it to the right time.
Anyone have this happen?
Danger - Danger !!
This happens when there is a radioactive isotope leak. The clock
should be disposed of in accordance with hazardous material
Sorry, couldn't resist. I hate the name of atomic clock. Thhey are
no more atomic than a roll of toilet paper.
No synchronized to Cesium based atomic clock. It should be able to
receive signal. It does synching once a day. If it lose signal for some
reason, it will sych when signal is available. I wear a watch. In the
night when synch. time comes you can watch it synching moving second
hand forward of backward. I synch. other time pieces in the house
listening to WWV radio signal usually at 10 MHz.
I have found sales and closeouts on radio clocks for $2-$10
and now have nothing but radio clocks. Except for the
rolling stock, and I'm working on that. Paid for themselves
in ebay sniping wins ;-)
The "atomic" reference is perhaps a bit strong, but these clocks do derive
their accuracy from the NIST/National Bureau of Standards atomic clock in
Colorado, and thus have the same intrinsic accuracy (but not the precision)
as their source. They therefore do not display or measure time to the .1
nanosecond per day precision of the source (the NIST Cesium clock in
Boulder) but they do maintain accuracy to the same NIST standard except for
small propogation errors due to the radio connection.
Doesn't anybody recognize a time vortex when they see one? I expect Sherman
and Peabody to be nearby ....somewhere....
Sometimes atomic clocks lose their marbles (from garbled transmissions).
Temporarily pulling the batteries will reset them.
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