Re: [LEAPSECS] Things to do at about 2005-12-31 23:59:60Z

From: Markus Kuhn <>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 14:36:30 +0000

I hope to have my lab PC record both MSF and DCF77 near 23:59:60 tonight.

Unfortunately, I lack the receiver and antenna needed for recording
GLONASS signals, which -- as I understood it -- will have a phase jump
in their time base thanks to the leap second. At least that is the
claim; it would be nice to have it actually documented by observation.

So if you have access to the necessary equipment and have nothing better
to do over midnight, you'll find the necessary technical details in

A simple storage-oscilloscope recording at some suitable IF should be
sufficient, I'd be happy to help out with the offline demodulation and
decoding afterwards.


Markus Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge || CB3 0FD, Great Britain
Received on Sat Dec 31 2005 - 06:37:16 PST

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