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WWVB NIST Radio Time Receiver Kit

Always have accurate UTC time for your projects and Atomic Clocks. Use this receiver module to receive the 60kHz radio time in the United States. Ferrite antenna included.

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TS1517

$24.99

Features:

  • Receives UTC Time from WWVB 60 KHz transmitter near Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • On-board indicator LED to signal the time code pulses. (Helps alignment during code development)
  • Simple interface, only 4 pins to connect.
  • Provides output in convenient inverted format (output is low, and goes high once per second).
  • Low power standby mode - connect PON to Vdd. Connect PON to GND for normal operation.
  • Operating Voltage: 3V - 5V DC
  • Quiescent Current: 3mA
  • Max Current Draw: 10mA
  • Standby Current (PON=Vdd): 0.5uA
  • Max PON Input Low Level: 0.15Vcc
  • Min PON Input High Level: 0.85Vcc
  • Set Up Time after PON: 0.5 to 2 seconds

 

Reference: http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp40/wwvb.cfm

Sample Arduino Code:

// WWVB coverage:
// http://tf.nist.gov/stations/wwvbcoverage.htm

/*
  Pinout

  Supply voltage range is 3V-5V
  Normal operation has PON connected to ground.
  In standby mode, PON is connected to Vdd
  TCON is the input to WWVB_PIN - no pullup required

VCC   - Supply voltage +5V
GND   - Ground
TCON  - Time pulse to Arduino pin 2 (no pullup)
PON  - HIGH: RCVR OFF, LOW: RCVR ON. Do not leave floating
      Normally just connect this to ground so the receiver is always on.
      If this pin is switched from HIGH to LOW it resets the
      receiver.

  There are consecutive position markers at the 59th and 0th
  seconds which allow synchronisation.
  The change in the pulse starts exactly on the second
  (unlike WWV which also has a "tick" in all but two seconds).
  A position marker is 0.8s of low power
  A one is 0.5s of low power
  A zero is 0.2s of low power
*/


// TCON is connected to this pin. TCON is the inverted output signal.
#define WWVB_PIN 2

// Flashes in sync with receiver pin
#define LED_PIN LED_BUILTIN

void setup(void)
{
  Serial.begin(9600);
  while(!Serial);

  pinMode(LED_PIN, OUTPUT);

// Don't set the internal pullup
  pinMode(WWVB_PIN, INPUT);

  Serial.println("Start");
}

void loop(void)
{
  if(digitalRead(WWVB_PIN)) {
    digitalWrite(LED_PIN,HIGH);
  } else {
    digitalWrite(LED_PIN,LOW);   
  }
}
Does the output from this module provide the old WWVB data format, which is sent by amplitude modulation, or the new data format, which is sent by phase modulation? The phase modulation signal is supposed to be much more reliable, especially for someone like me who live on the east coast of the US, far from the Colorado transmitter.
I\'m not sure but I live in Poughkeepsie, NY and I get a strong signal at night especially in the wee hours of the morning so that\'s when I set my sync time to.
Default User Icon Kerry · 01/12/2020
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