[LEAPSECS] Longer horizon

Peter Vince pvince at theiet.org
Wed Jul 11 07:38:01 EDT 2012

Hi Richard,

Yes, BBC Radio 4 Long Wave on 198 KHz certainly did. David
Malone in Ireland grabbed the LF spectrum and sent a message to the
list at 13:25 (British Summer Time) on the 1st of July - his
spectrogram at
clearly shows the six short and seventh longer pips. Speaking to my
colleague in Broadcasting House who used to be their "Time Lord", they
have a new system which is completely automatic, and designed to
correctly handle leap-seconds - and it seems to have worked - yippee!


On 11 July 2012 12:27, Richard B. Langley <lang at unb.ca> wrote:

> Peter:

> Did any BBC radio station transmit the 7-pip Greenwich Time Signal for the

> leap second? I did check the iPlayer repeats from BBC Radios 1 through 5 but

> it appears that these stations, at least via iPlayer, didn't use it. Unlike

> for the 2008 leap second when Radio 5 made a big deal about it.

> -- Richard Langley

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