About twenty years ago I recycled and modernised a vintage clock with Nixie tubes built by my father in the nineteen seventies. I replaced the digital logic by a microcontroller and used a DCF77 receiver module instead of the original 50-Hz derived timebase. Over many years the clock has worked fine, but recently DCF77 reception in my house has worsened due to electromagnetic interference created by modern switching power supplies, I suppose. So I decided to replace the DCF77 receiver by some form of Network Time Protocol (NTP) client.
Elektor Article: DCF77 Emulator with ESP8266 – [Link]
Mike is the founder and editor of Electronics-Lab.com, an electronics engineering community/news and project sharing platform. He studied Electronics and Physics and enjoys everything that has moving electrons and fun. His interests lying on solar cells, microcontrollers and switchmode power supplies. Feel free to reach him for feedback, random tips or just to say hello :-)
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