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Skelton 81 khz military transmitter accuracy

Discussion in 'Radio and Communications' started by dr pepper, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. dr pepper

    dr pepper Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    North west UK
    I have tried a couple of attempts at building a dcf 77.5 khz receiver to be part of a frequency reference (I dont want to use gps right now).
    However skelton operating on 81kc is close to me and with a tuned receiver I cannot get 77.5kc, even with an upconverter I get lots of distortion from 81kc overloading the front end.
    The point of this thread is to find out if the skelton signal can be used as a reference itself, this link implies its high accuracy:
    Anthorn timecode transmitter is close to it so maybe they use it as a reference, there is 85hz shift on the 81kc signal I dont know if its correlated over time or not.
    Can anyone throw any light on this, or is a submarine transmitter so secret noone knows anything about it.

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