[time-nuts] new year crashes

Kiwi Geoff geoff36 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 1 17:02:21 EST 2017

Andy ( ZL3AG ) wrote:
> Do they add the leap second at the same moment in time throughout the world,
> or are the clocks here in NZ running 13 hours and 1 second ahead of those in
> the UK for half of Jan 1st?

As far as our "Time Pips" in New Zealand go, it didn't appear to be
correct, right from the end of the last minute of the 2016 UTC year
(Sunday 13:00 , local NZ Summer time).

There should have been 7 pips (instead of the normal 6) as per:


however my audio recording of the "event" only has 6 pips.

Just listening now at 11am (Mon 2nd Jan) the "Time Pips" on National
Radio (like the US NPR ) are 1 second FAST, compared to my various GPS
and Internet devices.

So the Leap Second didn't leap as it should (time pip wise) here in NZ
for 2017, and the "Time Pips" are still currently incorrect !

Regards, Geoff (Christchurch , New Zealand).

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