Hello to all..
Please see the message below concerning Daylight Savings Time and the time the VoIP Hurricane Net meets as written by VoIP Hurricane Prep Net Control Operator, AE5WX-Daryl from Little Rock Arkansas:
Prior to the Oct. 31, 2009 Skywarn Hurricane Prep Net, there seemed to be some confusion on when the net actually meets…considering it depends upon the time of the year…and whether or not the ham shack clock is run on UTC Time. However, this message will address stations in the continental United States, that either observe Standard, or Daylight Savings Time during the year.
The easiest way to remember it is that the net is always at 0000 UTC Sunday, year round…whether a ham’s part of the world is on “Daylight Savings Time” or not. The frequency of the net is the first Sunday of the month only (UTC), from December through May…and weekly the rest of the year.
But, for those U.S. amateur radio stations who operate their shack clocks according to prevailing local time, this brief guide will hopefully solve things. The following time zone designators apply, depending on your area of the country, and time of year:
UTC – Universal Time Coordination…also know as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), Zulu Time, or Z Time.
AST – Atlantic Standard Time. This also equates to EDT – Eastern Daylight Time.
EST – Eastern Standard Time. This also equates to CDT – Central Daylight Time.
CST – Central Standard Time. This also equates to MDT – Mountain Daylight Time.
MST – Mountain Standard Time. This also equates to PDT – Pacific Daylight Time. Arizona remains on this time year round.
PST – Pacific Standard Time.