Re: Radio time signals
- From: Richard L <usenet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 08:33:45 +0100
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Prometheus <Prometheus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
As for the pips on DAB, I feel they should not transmit them on
any digital platform.
Not many people need that degree of accuracy for domestic purposes,
and those who do probably find out pretty quickly that time signals
arrive late on digital radio. OTOH, the GTS does provide a handy alert
that the news is coming up -- it penetrates well through programme and
household noise without being irritating.
Big Ben, too, is less precise than most people appear to suppose, but
this doesn't seem to trouble anyone.
We must be about due to get Big Ben back again, surely....?