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A petition has been set up, however it needs 96,344 signatures by September 15, 2018 to get a response from the White House. 

"NIST [National Institute of Standards and Technology] station WWV and sister stations are among the oldest radio stations in the United States, having been in continuous operation since May 1920. The station has transmitted the official US Time for nearly 100 years, and is an instrumental part in the telecommunications field, ranging from broadcasting to scientific research and education.

Additionally, these stations transmit marine storm warnings from the National Weather Service, GPS satellite health reports, and specific information concerning current solar activity, and radio propagation conditions. These broadcasts are an essential resource to the worldwide communications industry.

This petition requests continued funding of these stations be maintained into the 21st century and beyond to ensure future operations."

Link to petition:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/maintain-funding-nist-stations-wwv-wwvh

Full Story from ARRL at:

http://www.arrl.org/news/view/concern-rising-within-amateur-radio-community-over-wwv-wwvh-shut-down-proposal

More info on WWV at:

https://www.nist.gov/pml/time-and-frequency-division/radio-stations/wwv

 

 

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