time signal service

time signal service

[′tīmd ′sig·nəl ‚sər·vəs]
(communications)
Radio communications service for the transmission of time signals of stated high precision, intended for general reception.
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Its chimes are broadcast on BBC radio as part of its time signal service and to herald the start of Radio 4's Six O'Clock News.
In 1924 a regular time signal service from the Greenwich Observatory was broadcast as a series of six electronically produced `pips'.