RE: Time ticks on a computer

From: Derek C Breit (
Date: Sat Nov 12 2011 - 01:05:11 UTC

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    "Yacht Boy" digital shortwave of various models..
    Mine is the one ~$100..
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    Subject: Re: Time ticks on a computer
    On 11/11/2011 12:05 AM, Scott Tilley wrote:
    > Hi Jay / Group
    > I've watched this thread with interest.
    > Most off the shelf travel shortwave receivers will do the job fine, IF
    > you attach an external wire as the antenna AND use the appropriate band
    > given the time of day and solar/ionospheric conditions.
    The low cost radios I checked did not get the time signals. I didn't use 
    an external wire. That's a reason I'm looking for a computer program. 
    It's just an aid for observing, not for accurate timing.
    On 11/9/2011 5:07 PM, JAY RESPLER wrote:
    >> Can you recommend a program for a Windows XP computer that has a voice
    >> to announce the time every minute and sound a tick every second, similar
    >> to WWV/CHU ?
    >> The closest program I have found does give the voice each minute but
    >> gives only 1 tick per minute.
    >> Thanks,
    Jay Respler
                  Freehold, New Jersey
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