[time-nuts] Loran-C & French Clocks

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Wed Mar 18 23:04:51 UTC 2009


Arnold Tibus skrev:
> Sorry Magnus, 
> my comment were not related exactly to your question, I know.

OK. No problem.

> Mainly I did want to help to clarify a bit wether France does or
> not base their official time to UTC. [L'HEURE LEGALE ou l'heure 
> en usage en France se détermine à partir du Temps universel 
> coordonné (UTC). "par le décret du 9 août 1978 qui stipule que 
> "le temps légal est obtenu en ajoutant ou en retranchant un
> nombre 
> entier d'heures au temps universel coordonné" " etc. ]

That is clear enought for me.

> To remove another questionmark partly:
>> I suspect several countries (such as US, Germany etc. etc) to be UTC 
>> based, but I do not know for sure.
> The german time is fixed by law to MEZ=CET, the Central European
> Time, which again is fixed by the same law to the Universal 
> Time Coordinated (UTC) as MEZ = UTC+1h.   

Many thanks!

If you have web-pointers to the respective texts let me know.

> For USA and other countries I don't know, but they have lot
> of persons who should be informed about...
> According to the pic showing the time zones (annex: 
> Les fuseaux horaires et les décalages par pays au 1 juin 2000
> Crédit: H.M.N.A.O.) most countries are affixed to UTC. 

Well, it may not be exactly right...


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