To: The federal government.

Maintain funding for NIST stations WWV, WWVH, and WWVB

Maintain funding for NIST stations WWV, WWVH, and WWVB

Petition Text

Maintain funding for NIST stations WWV, WWVH, and WWVB that broadcast time synchronization via radio broadcasts.

Why is this important?

NIST 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. Many clocks and watches receive these broadcasts so they can maintain accurate time. These clocks and watches are used for a wide range of purposes and will all stop working correctly if these services are shutdown. This could potentially impact things such as airports, train schedules, and automated systems. This petition requests continued funding of these stations be maintained into the 21st century and beyond to ensure future operations.

How it will be delivered

Please sign the petition at whitehouse.gov page listed as the campaign web: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/maintain-funding-nist-stations-wwv-wwvh

Additionally I plan to email this petition to: walter.copan@nist.gov