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Why use a radio-controlled wall clock with MSF UK time? and what on earth is the MSF (UK) Time Signal?

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Why Use it?

  • Know you'll always have the precise time based on the UK standard
  • No need to mess around with the clocks when the time goes back or forward for daylight saving.
  • Be safe in the knowledge your clock is so accurate the signal is worked out by 3 atomic clocks!

The MSF (UK) signal from Cumbria is the future of time-keeping - your smartphone is probably already using it and you didn't even realise!

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What on earth is the MSF (UK) time signal?

Receiving ‘Time From NPL’, broadcast from Anthorn Radio Station near Anthorn, Cumbria, which serves as the United Kingdom’s national time reference. The time signal is derived from not one, not two, but three atomic clocks at the transmitter site, and is based on time standards maintained by the United Kingdom’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in Teddington, near Cumbria, UK.

Setting up your barometer

Upon un-packaging the instrument, the barometer will need to be set to the local air pressure. This can easily be done by finding the latest pressure reading from the Met Office and using the observation site closest to where you live.To set your barometer, carefully turn the adjusting screw on the back of the instrument to [...]

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