Talk:Coordinated Universal Time/Comments

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Use of the term "frequency" in this article, although technically correct, is unfortunately adjacent to a reference to shortwave radio:

"In 1956, the U.S. National Bureau of Standards started to use atomic frequency standards in generating the WWV time signals, named for the shortwave radio station which broadcasts them. In a controversial decision, the frequency of the signals was initially set to match the rate of UT, but then kept at the same frequency by the use of atomic clocks and deliberately allowed to drift away from UT."

Suggestion: replace 'frequency' with the term 'tick rate', also used in the article, to clarify the sentence. I.e.,

...generating the WWV time signals, named for the shortwave radio station which broadcasts them. In a controversial decision, the tick rate of the time signals...

--71.10.226.43 (talk) 21:47, 24 June 2009 (UTC)