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Old 06-25-2014, 10:43 PM
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ka3jjz et al-
what about starting the logging with utc, and then sticking your local time in there as well so everyone will be happy?
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"0341UTC-1120kHz KPNW out of Eugene, Oregon @ 50,000 watts & 438 miles. 8:41pm PST my local time".
It's not much extra to do.
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So, what y'all are saying is that if it's 2:46 PM where I am (east coast of the United States) and it's 2:26 PM I'd first have to convert that to 14:46 and then subtract by five as it's -5 GMT making UTC 9:46?

Uh huh, yeah, I don't thinks so. That's a waste of time - pun intended - as I've got better things to do with with my time. Any reasonable person wouldn't bother unless they have too much time on their hands. Sorry, folks, local time is the best time.
If you set the clock on your radio to UTC, and you logged a station 18:46 UTC, if people wanted to know what time it was at your location, they can figure it out.

A lot of radios have world time zone clocks, and there are lots of them on the internet.
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April had 2 MW loggings.
May had 2.
June is up to 3.

Does it really matter what time zone was used? Really?
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April had 2 MW loggings.
May had 2.
June is up to 3.

Does it really matter what time zone was used? Really?
Are you asking yourself this? You're the one who brought up MW in the first place. Really.
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Huh? Why DEMAND that MW logs be posted in UTC when there's hardly anyone here DXing MW anyway?
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Mike - my comment was intended to be slightly humourous to point out the fallacy of using local time! I use UTC for everything!
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Huh? Why DEMAND that MW logs be posted in UTC when there's hardly anyone here DXing MW anyway?
No one demanded anything. It does say 'please'....and MW DXing tends to slack off in the summer months anyway, with higher noise levels and absorption issues...I should know, as I ran a SWL net in the Batlimore area for almost a decade...

Aside from that, how about this for a middle ground -- if you want to use local time, also supply the UTC equivalent? I have no doubt that there are numerous apps and widgets out there that can do this, that something like this would be a no-brainer.

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Old 06-30-2014, 12:51 AM
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Ridgy has it right...
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0341UTC-1120kHz KPNW out of Eugene, Oregon @ 50,000 watts & 438 miles. 8:41pm PST my local time
...because the propagation conditions are changing according to your local time and the time may be very significant.

Boombox seems to think that we all have an intimate knowledge of the location and time zone of everywhere...
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If you set the clock on your radio to UTC, and you logged a station 18:46 UTC, if people wanted to know what time it was at your location, they can figure it out.
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If you use windows right click on the time. Adjust date and time, add a clock. Add UTC and then you'll have both UTC and local time for all posting. It's built in to windows and it's easy. No need for apps.

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No one demanded anything. It does say 'please'....and MW DXing tends to slack off in the summer months anyway, with higher noise levels and absorption issues...I should know, as I ran a SWL net in the Batlimore area for almost a decade...

Aside from that, how about this for a middle ground -- if you want to use local time, also supply the UTC equivalent? I have no doubt that there are numerous apps and widgets out there that can do this, that something like this would be a no-brainer.

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