The latest budget proposal to Congress includes the shutting down of WWV / WWVH. It is important for those who actually navigate, and for those who go to sea, it is of vital importance. Check out the link below and let's hope it doesn't get cut.
It needs 100,000 signatures by September 15th to insure a response by the White House and to date there are not many.
https://petitions.whitehouse. gov/petition/maintain-funding- nist-stations-wwv-wwvh
It's simple and takes less than a minute.
1) Visit the site link above
2) Enter your name, email and clink on sign now
3) Check your email and click on the verification link to confirm signing
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. This petition requests continued funding of these stations be maintained into the 21st century and beyond to ensure future operations.
WWV has been, and should continue as an important resource to amateur radio.
Sincerely, Tom O'Brien Ab5XZ San Antonio, Texas