[LEAPSECS] Apparent FCC endorsement of dropping leap seconds; FCC seeks comments

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Mon Feb 17 19:49:23 EST 2014

For the sake of US citizens only, the deadline for comment is
Tuesday February 18.

On Thu 2014-01-30T16:45:59 -0500, Gerard Ashton hath writ:

> This link was embedded in a newsletter to American amateur radio operators:


> http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2014/db0128/DA-14-88A2.pdf


> Instructions for commenting are provided here:


> http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-88A1.pdf

In particular, that on page 4 of the first document
Section II - Dates and times
redefines Radio Regulation 2.5 in a manner that makes no sense and is
confusing because it associates the concepts of prime meridian and
longitude with a purely atomic time scale that has no relationship to
earth rotation nor position on the planet.

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