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The Most Important Radio Station You've Never Heard of Marks 50 Years on the Air | Wired Science | Wired.com

The Most Important Radio Station You've Never Heard of Marks 50 Years on the Air | Wired Science | Wired.com | Findlay Chevrolet News | Scoop.it

Every night, while millions of Americans are fast asleep, clocks and wristwatches across the country wake up and lock on to a radio signal beamed from the base of the Rocky Mountains.

 

The signal contains a message that keeps the devices on time, helping to make sure their owners keep to their schedules and aren’t late for work the next day.

 

The broadcast comes from WWVB, a station run by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). WWVB marks half a century as the nation’s official time broadcaster on July 5. Together with its sister station, WWV, which is about to hit 90 years in service, NIST radio has been an invisible piece of American infrastructure that has advanced industries from entertainment to telecommunications. (WWV’s broadcast includes a wider range of information, including maritime weather warnings and solar storm alerts).

 

Most people aren’t even aware that these stations exist, but they have a rich and fascinating history. Their future is uncertain, however, as newer technologies threaten to make them obsolete.

 

NIST is the government agency charged with developing the technology standards that underlie everything from data encryption to cholesterol tests. “We’re in the business of weights and measures,” said John Lowe, who directs NIST’s time services from Boulder, Colorado.

 

At first glance, it’s unclear why the people who test bulletproof vests and smoke detectors would be in the radio business. But as broadcast technology blossomed through the first half of the 20th century, the government quickly recognized the need to standardize radio.

 

Manufacturers were churning out equipment left and right to deliver information over the air, but no one was ensuring that a particular frequency was the same in Maine as it was in Malibu.

 

Enter NIST, the folks who determine the length of a second. A radio signal is really defined by time, the number of peaks in a wave that pass by a point every second. The FM band, for instance, occupies the airwaves between 87.7 and 108 megahertz (MHz), or millions of cycles per second.

 

Making sure that the dial on the radio in someone’s home or car matches the broadcast signal demands that stations and receivers all agree on the same standard second.

 

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The Most Important Radio Station You've Never Heard of Marks 50 Years on the Air | Wired Science | Wired.com

The Most Important Radio Station You've Never Heard of Marks 50 Years on the Air | Wired Science | Wired.com | Findlay Chevrolet News | Scoop.it

Every night, while millions of Americans are fast asleep, clocks and wristwatches across the country wake up and lock on to a radio signal beamed from the base of the Rocky Mountains.

 

The signal contains a message that keeps the devices on time, helping to make sure their owners keep to their schedules and aren’t late for work the next day.

 

The broadcast comes from WWVB, a station run by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). WWVB marks half a century as the nation’s official time broadcaster on July 5. Together with its sister station, WWV, which is about to hit 90 years in service, NIST radio has been an invisible piece of American infrastructure that has advanced industries from entertainment to telecommunications. (WWV’s broadcast includes a wider range of information, including maritime weather warnings and solar storm alerts).

 

Most people aren’t even aware that these stations exist, but they have a rich and fascinating history. Their future is uncertain, however, as newer technologies threaten to make them obsolete.

 

NIST is the government agency charged with developing the technology standards that underlie everything from data encryption to cholesterol tests. “We’re in the business of weights and measures,” said John Lowe, who directs NIST’s time services from Boulder, Colorado.

 

At first glance, it’s unclear why the people who test bulletproof vests and smoke detectors would be in the radio business. But as broadcast technology blossomed through the first half of the 20th century, the government quickly recognized the need to standardize radio.

 

Manufacturers were churning out equipment left and right to deliver information over the air, but no one was ensuring that a particular frequency was the same in Maine as it was in Malibu.

 

Enter NIST, the folks who determine the length of a second. A radio signal is really defined by time, the number of peaks in a wave that pass by a point every second. The FM band, for instance, occupies the airwaves between 87.7 and 108 megahertz (MHz), or millions of cycles per second.

 

Making sure that the dial on the radio in someone’s home or car matches the broadcast signal demands that stations and receivers all agree on the same standard second.

 

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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Test Drive - SlashGear

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Test Drive - SlashGear | Findlay Chevrolet News | Scoop.it
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Chevrolet has big ambitions for its tiniest electric car, the Spark EV.
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GM appeals to American patriotism to sell new Silverado - Economic Times

GM appeals to American patriotism to sell new Silverado - Economic Times | Findlay Chevrolet News | Scoop.it
GM appeals to American patriotism to sell new Silverado Economic Times While declining to reveal how much GM is spending on the marketing for the new Silverado's launch, Perry called it the biggest for GM in at least five or six years and more than...
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Coolest Google Plus Header Contest: Enter By 7.4

Coolest Google Plus Header Contest: Enter By 7.4 | Findlay Chevrolet News | Scoop.it

Creating cool Google Plus Headers takes WORK and SKILL. If you've found or created a cool one share it with the world:

http://eepurl.com/Bp_79 ; (FORM to ENTER)

We will curate a handful of "semi-finalist" and begin voting on 7.5.

Wisdom of Crowds will find 3 top vote getters.

These Finalists will go before the man (our 3 judge panel).

Prizes will be awarded.

Prizes will come from the Story of Cancer Store
http://storyofcancer.gostorego.com/

Who has the coolest G+ Header? You maybe?

Rock On and ENTER the G+ Header Contest.


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Chevy Corvette Stingray shows off in Lime Rock Green

Chevy Corvette Stingray shows off in Lime Rock Green | Findlay Chevrolet News | Scoop.it
We have our first glimpse of the C7 Corvette in the new Lime Rock Green shade of paint. (Chevy #2014Corvette #c7.. Lime rock green. Beautiful.
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Timeline Photos | Facebook

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Listen to the iconic Tetris theme song, and see how Tetris and the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse are... http://t.co/kOTor9YnGr

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sells for $500,000 at auction - Auto Balla

1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sells for $500,000 at auction - Auto Balla | Findlay Chevrolet News | Scoop.it

Pristine condition old-school muscle cars can bring huge money at auction. If those cars are rare in some way the amount of money they can bring can be staggering.
Read more at http://www.autoballa.com/2013/10/114630/1969-chevrolet-camaro-zl1-sells-500000-auction#JA4qgSPCTPpRhf66.99


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The 69's were great but the 14's are going to be awesome!

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2014 Corvette Replica Makes a Kid the Envy of the Neighborhood [VIDEO]

2014 Corvette Replica Makes a Kid the Envy of the Neighborhood [VIDEO] | Findlay Chevrolet News | Scoop.it
Fisher-Price has gotten serious about its tiny electric cars, creating a sleek replica of the 2014 Corvette Stingray for the luckiest kids in the world.
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Grandkids are getting one of these!

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Chevrolet Performance to sponsor prestigious US Nationals at historic Lucas ... - NHRA.com

Chevrolet Performance to sponsor prestigious US Nationals at historic Lucas ... - NHRA.com | Findlay Chevrolet News | Scoop.it
Chevrolet Performance to sponsor prestigious US Nationals at historic Lucas ...
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2014 Chevy Silverado Commercial: Strong [Video] - autoevolution

2014 Chevy Silverado Commercial: Strong [Video] - autoevolution | Findlay Chevrolet News | Scoop.it
2014 Chevy Silverado Commercial: Strong [Video]
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Chevrolet just gave the 2014 Silverado not only a new commercial, but also an anthem. It's called "Strong", a song by Grammy award-nominated artist Will Hoge.
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fabulous commercial!  but what about all the women that buy trucks from us?

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Family Resemblance - First Drives - The Car Guide - The Car Guide

2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Family Resemblance - First Drives - The Car Guide - The Car Guide | Findlay Chevrolet News | Scoop.it
2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Family Resemblance - First Drives - The Car Guide The Car Guide Trucks aren't quite the market movers in Canada that they are south of the border, but they still represent a sizable percentage of the profits of each of the...
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We have a few in stock!  Great looking and drive a lot better than the F150. Went to the proving ground and the F150 was like tin next to the Silverado! Go Chevy

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The 100 Hottest Cars of All Time

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From open-wheeled, pre-war racers to modern techno-marvels, here's our list of the 100 most attractive cars of all time. The only hard requirement for making the cut: At least one fully drivable example had to have actually been created.
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A few Chevys....One of the Corvettes comes in at #7. Not bad in a list of Ferraris etc.

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Big Memorial Day Event

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We are very proud of our Military and families.  We are unveiling our Wall of Honor Saturday and the event will go through Monday.  Miss Nevada will be here as well as Mobi with live music, Coyote Country remote, Free BBQ and military vehicles on display.  If you are (or have been) in the Military we would love to have you come down and sign the Wall.

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AFX AURORA TYCO COMPATABLE HO SLOT CHEVY CAMARO CUSTOM PAINTED AFX CHASSIS NICE!

AFX AURORA TYCO COMPATABLE HO SLOT CHEVY CAMARO CUSTOM PAINTED AFX CHASSIS NICE! | Findlay Chevrolet News | Scoop.it
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