[time-nuts] Loran-C & French Clocks

Rob Kimberley rk at timing-consultants.com
Tue Mar 17 19:58:32 UTC 2009

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


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