Techatomicclocksync

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:33 AM

Casio Wave Ceptor watch not syncing solution

Changed out the battery a couple weeks ago and since then (or probably prior) wasn’t able to receive and lock on to the Boulder Colorado WWVB station’s atomic clock sync signal.

Did some digging around on the Net today and stumbled upon the coolest app to sync it with WWVB.

There’s both an app for Android and Apple. I found the Apple app by searching WWVB emulator.

Once the app is installed, select Auto for station in US. Has other selections for other country’s time sources.

Next turn on transmit in the app, turn up speaker volume all the way and set clock/watch to manual receive and place speaker very close (1/2”).

One will hear clicks (data bits) from the speaker and watch will show (if it has signal strength indicator) a strong reception signal and after a few minutes will sync date and time.

It never occurred to me that a cell phone and it’s speaker (or speaker leads) could emulate the WWVB station’s 60khz carrier wave and then modulate the data bits on top.

This is the coolest thing I’ve seen in some time! Only a tech geek would understand.

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Response to It Guy (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 10:32 AM

1. I'm a geek and I think that's freaking cool!

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Response to It Guy (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 12:54 PM

2. That is cool

We have a clock at home that does WWVB, and we set everything by that.

That said, timeliness is not a big deal where we are. Drives hubby and I nuts.

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Response to His Daughter (Reply #2)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:32 PM

3. I hear ya! Im very time conscious and take notes

for how long it takes me to do, or go to do things.

I don’t like people wasting my time and I always do my upmost not to waste theirs. People that waste one’s time are just plain rude and they’re taking chunks out of your life that you will never get back.

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Response to It Guy (Reply #3)

Mon May 13, 2019, 05:42 PM

4. I view appointments as commitments, and I do not like breaking commitments

Where its a dinner date or a patient. Sometimes things cannot be helped...but then those waiting need to be notified ASAP.

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