Eight O'clock Pips

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Re: Eight O'clock Pips

Postby thirdcrank » 7 Feb 2019, 11:29am

philvantwo wrote:Mick F, the pips are controlled by an atomic clock in the basement of broadcasting house and are accurate to 1 second in 300 million years!
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I think the point is that the way the pips are now broadcast risks spurious accuracy.

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Re: Eight O'clock Pips

Postby Mick F » 7 Feb 2019, 11:38am

Yep.
The fact that they are precise at source, doesn't mean they are accurate when we hear them on our various devices and methods.
Hence, what's the point of them?
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