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I'm not in charge of sending out the monthly reminder anymore. I
used to do just what you suggest and agree 100%. And I always was
confused with the computer-generated reminder, shown below:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint
Sunday, 10 February 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
To my way of thinking, it would make more sense to say something
like 7:00pm to 9:00 pm Sunday (0000Z-0200Z Monday) and change it
accordingly when daylight saving time starts. But I appreciate the
fact that I don't have to worry about reminding everyone each month,
because I sometimes forget myself. I'm lucky I usually remember to
tabulate the data.
On 2/11/19 7:52 AM, KENT TRIMBLE wrote:
I understand your thinking, but nothing would need
to be changed. Just add, after the CST time and date,
parentheses containing the GMT time and date. That’s what the
GMT/UTC exists to reduce confusion, not add to it.
The more hams use it, the less confusing it becomes.
On Feb 11, 2019, at 5:49 AM, John Lonigro <jonigro@...
I've known that for a while. That's one reason we don't use
UTC. It doesn't make sense for the "Second Sunday Sprint" to
fall on a Monday. We could change the name to the "SMS"
instead of "SSS", except the second Monday doesn't always
follow the second Sunday and, in my opinion, that would be
even more confusing.
On 2/10/19 9:13 PM, KENT TRIMBLE
John, you missed his point. The date for the
Sprint changes to Monday, February 11th, when you give it
On Feb 10, 2019, at 6:37 PM, John Lonigro <jonigro@...
That's correct. 0100-0300 UTC whenever the Midwest is
on Central STANDARD Time, which is NOW.
This is a reminder for everyone to enter his score
before Tuesday night, which is when I intend to enter
the results into my spreadsheet, make the February
certificate, and announce the winner for the month.
4SQRP Contest Coordinator
Universal Time span is 0100-0300, 11
Charles (aka Chas), W2SH