[LEAPSECS] ITU-R SG7 to consider UTC on October 4
dot at dotat.at
Thu Aug 5 19:07:43 EDT 2010
On Thu, 5 Aug 2010, Steve Allen wrote:
> On Thu 2010-08-05T14:55:25 -0600, M. Warner Losh hath writ:
> > in the UK there's not a clear distinction between GMT and UTC and
> > often (but not always?) the terms are used interchangeably.
> Listen to the BBC. Many of the readers will announce that it's
> "X o'clock GMT" when that means "X o'clock British Summer Time".
No. Times on the World Service are always announced in GMT. They aren't
affected by summer time since they aren't providing a domestic radio
service. The BBC's national radio stations almost never mention the name
of the time zone.
Although the law defines GMT as a mean solar time scale, in practice all
official sources use UTC - the BBC, the NPL's broadcast time reference
MSF, the NTP servers at the LINX sponsored by the DTI, etc.
f.anthony.n.finch <dot at dotat.at> http://dotat.at/
GERMAN BIGHT: WEST 4 OR 5, BACKING SOUTH 3 OR 4 LATER. SLIGHT OR MODERATE.
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