Re: What time is it, really?

Hap Griffin (
Fri, 4 Jun 1999 22:08:56 -0400

Any GPS will give very accurate time indications.  Some are available for
around $100.

Hap Griffin

-----Original Message-----
From: J. Lee Blanton <>
To: <>; <>
Date: Friday, June 04, 1999 1:31 PM
Subject: What time is it, really?

>Hello fellow satellite fans:
>The question of "What time is it?" is very important for making accurate
>satellite observations but isn't very easy to answer.  I've seen ads for
>so-called "atomic clocks" that are available from Radio Shack and elsewhere
>which are synchronized with low frequency time signals.  Many of these
>don't even have a 'seconds' display or can't be set to UTC.  Does anyone
>know of a really good one suitable for satellite observations?  An accuracy
>of 0.1 second or better would be nice.  I'd appreciate any advice.  Thanks.
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