[time-nuts] Loran-C & French Clocks
John Ackermann N8UR
jra at febo.com
Tue Mar 17 15:56:05 EDT 2009
Magnus, at least as of 2000, "GMT" was still the legal time in the UK,
though it doesn't have a technically accurate definition any more. A
bill in 1997 attempted to change UK time to UTC, but it died in Parliament.
There's some discussion of this at pages 93-94 of a book that was
recommended here a few months ago, "Splitting the Second" by Tony Jones.
It's well worth a read as a general overview of timekeeping.
But outside of the UK, I don't think GMT is viewed as a defined
timescale today; UTC has supplanted it everywhere (that I know of).
Magnus Danielson said the following on 03/17/2009 03:20 PM:
> Steve Rooke skrev:
>> Hi Magnus,
>> Try this site out for size:
> No. It just fails to make the distinction that I am asking for...
> Stockholm, Sweden is UTC+1h as normal time and UTC+2h as summer time,
> not GMT+1h and GMT+2h as indicated in the above site.
> Let me rephrase it properly so that it is understood:
> Does anyone has a collected list of the legally accepted time scale and
> offset, such that distinctions such as that between UTC and GMT is
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