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BPL (time service)

BPL is the call sign of the official long-wave time signal service of the People's Republic of China, operated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, broadcasting on 100 kHz from CAS's National Time Service Center[1] in Pucheng County, Shaanxi at 34°56′54″N 109°32′34″E / 34.94833°N 109.54278°E / 34.94833; 109.54278,[2] roughly 70 km northeast of Lintong,[3] along with NTSC's short-wave time signal BPM on 2.5, 5.0, 10.0, and 15.0 MHz.

BPL broadcasts LORAN-C compatible format signal from 5:30 to 13:30 UTC,[4] using an 800 kW transmitter covering a radius up to 3000 km.[5]

References

  1. ^ National Time Service Center
  2. ^ Time Signals (PDF), BIPM, p. 78, retrieved 2011-04-20
  3. ^ "Facilities - National Time Service Center (NTSC), Chinese Academy of Sciences".
  4. ^ "长波授时 (Longwave time signal)". National Time Service Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences. National Time Service Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 10 January 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  5. ^ "科研成果 (Research achievements)". National Time Service Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences. National Time Service Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 16 March 2013.

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