[LEAPSECS] W1K GPS rollover for some time servers

Tom Van Baak tvb at LeapSecond.com
Tue May 5 21:02:31 EDT 2015

> As seen at
> http://lists.ntp.org/pipermail/hackers/2015-May/006866.html
> and also as experienced at Keck Observatory last night, some models
> of GPS time servers just did their firmware's W1K rollover, so those
> are saying the date is 1995-09-17.
> But the leap second is, inappropriately, getting the blame!


Oh, this will make your day! Look what was just announced (and read the field service bulletin in the PDF attachment):


So, yes, we can sort of blame it on leap seconds. Or, actually, the lack of leap seconds. All this because the earth has been speeding back up the past decade.


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