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Re: 2019 Budget includes request to shutdown WWV and WWVH
One could always just tune in CHU instead. The US isn't a monopoly on time signals.
I doubt even 1% of cruisers have a sextant, and of those that do, I doubt that 10% of them could get even a rough fix. Don't bother telling me how you are different - I believe you.
If the GPS system goes down, a fix at sea will be the least of everyone's problems. Only a fool would try to get near land then.
Besides, if the GPS system goes down, the time feed to WWV/WWVH goes with it.