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[aprssig] Reminder for US members: Reset the time in your radios

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 31 23:10:50 UTC 2009


--- Andrew Rich wrote:

> GPS is UTC

This I know.  The MNEA output sentences holds UTC, SO to show us humans OUR time on the GPS screen, We must set something.  

MY Nuvi 750 doesn't have a UTC option.  I had to select Iceland..what's that?
 
> Offset is used to display anything you want non UTC

As I say, the 750 you select a zone. (and daylight on/of for yanks)  It does it's own thing offset-wise internally.


It's the two purposes on D700 I don't understand..

Steve 

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Noskowicz" <noskosteve at yahoo.com>
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2009 8:20 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Reminder for US members: Reset the
> time in your radios
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --- Randy Allen  wrote:
> 
> > "Using a GPS you can press POS and select "symbol of
> a
> > clock"SET"
> 
> Mine's different.
> 
> 
> > Does that set the hours as well? On the D700 it only
> > synchs minutes and seconds with the GPS.
> 
> Am I drinking the wrong brand?
> 
> Sync GPS and radio??  HUH?
> 
> AFAIK:
> Set the GPS time zone and set the D700 time and zone/offset
> independantly, I *thought*.
> 
> 
> BTW: I never did understand what the D700 time and offset
> were used for.  Is it only the local display of time
> and time tag on packets?? Then why offset?
> Does some information come to the D700 over RF that must be
> corrected form UTC??   OR PERHAPS does the
> D700 send UTC in any packets??
> 
> I'm glat I included these time changes in my Excel sheets
> in the last rev. This is a pain in the Menu to do. 
> Shoulda' been only one setting change either DST on/off ot
> offset change (time follows unless changed  AFTERWORD.
> --
> 73, Steve, K9DCI
> Too much to remember and or absorbe...
> 
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