RTZ (radio station)

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RTZ is the callsign of the time signal transmitted on 50 kHz with 10 kW from a large transmission centre near Irkutsk, Russia. It is controlled by All-Russian Scientific Research Institute for Physical-Engineering and Radiotechnical Metrology, operated by Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network, and situated at 52°26′10″N 103°41′09″E / 52.43611°N 103.68583°E / 52.43611; 103.68583 (RTZ). The transmitter is active 23 hours per day, from 22:00 - 21:00 UTC, except for the 3rd and 4th Monday of each month between 00:00 - 08:00 UTC, when it is switched off for maintenance. The station sends time signal similar to RBU[1]

RTZ covers the area in Siberia between 80 and 120 degrees east.

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  1. ^ Standard Time and Frequency Signals (PDF), pp. 5–6, 18–20, retrieved 2018-07-15 -- official signal specification, in russian.

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