[ct-user] CT DOS Users Check your Log times for WPX

Mon Mar 26 01:51:08 EST 2007

There is absolutely no reason not to set your computer to GMT. The 
overwhelming majority of hams only need an accurate time stamp for 2 
reasons, contests and master logbook. Both of which require GMT. Almost all 
other ham radio activities like VHF, Satellite, LOTW, Eqsl, etc etc etc use 
GMT. THEREFORE why not just set your computer to GMT and then you never have 
to hyperventilate about your contest log not using the proper time ..??..
Very best 73


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: R Johnson
  To: CT-User at contesting.com ; N7MAL
  Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 6:21
  Subject: Re: [ct-user] CT DOS Users Check your Log times for WPX

  There is absolutely no need to set your computer to GMT !!!
  Message-Id: <200703260224343.SM02524 at z0n6x8.tmlp.com>

  Setting your clock to GMT is like using "Rubber Gloves for Leaky Fountain 

  Every program I have (20 year old DOS programs included) has provisions 
for compensating
  for the "TIME ZONE" offset including the shift from "Standard Time" to 
"Daylight Savings Time"
  where applicable !!!

  It appears that there is a problem how CT get it's time offset data after 
using the "New DST
  Patches" !!!

  CT WIN works correctly, CT DOS has a problem !!!

  Normally we used to use the Time Variable command "set tz=est5edt" to 
correct for EST/EDT
  change over. It doesn't work now !!!

  Somehow there is a problem as to how CT get it's info after patching !!!

  Bob, K1VU

  At 00:29 3/26/2007, N7MAL wrote:
  >Why not set your computer to G.M.T.  ..??..
  >----- Original Message ----- 
  >From: <mailto:k1vu at tmlp.com>R Johnson
  >To: <mailto:CT-User at contesting.com>CT-User at contesting.com
  >Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 3:48
  >Subject: [ct-user] CT DOS Users Check your Log times for WPX
  >After using CT DOS V10 for the CQ WPX contest I found all of my times 
were off  by +1 Hour.
  >ie: My first QSO was at 00:33Z, but was logged as 01:33Z.
  >While had patched my computer for the new DST dates I'm still off by 1 
  >I checked CT WIN and it was logging the correct time, just a problem with 
  >I will dig deeper on the problem !!!
  >Bob, K1VU
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