[time-nuts] Loran-C & French Clocks

Alan Melia alan.melia at btinternet.com
Tue Mar 17 16:39:38 EDT 2009


Hi Rob you might be able to get the official line from Peter Whibberly at
Teddington.
Alan G3NYK

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Kimberley" <rk at timing-consultants.com>
To: "'Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement'"
<time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 7:58 PM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Loran-C & French Clocks


> UTC is the accepted international standard, but GMT appears to be
> steadfastly held onto by the UK (especially Government departments). I
> believe that GMT is actually by definition UTC_NPL, i.e. NPL contributes
to
> UTC, but will have a small local offset as will all contributors.
>
> Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong here.
>
> Rob Kimberley
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
> Behalf Of Magnus Danielson
> Sent: 17 March 2009 19:20
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Loran-C & French Clocks
>
> Steve Rooke skrev:
> > Hi Magnus,
> >
> > Try this site out for size:
> >
> > http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/info/timezone.htm
>
> 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
> maintained?
>
> Cheers,
> Magnus
>
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