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Re: PCsat launch date

On Fri, 21 Sep 2001, Jens Schmidt wrote:

> Hi Nicolaus,
> as I understand things, Z appended to a 24 hour time (zulu=zero)
> is US Military speak for UTC / GMT, - it has no place in international
> amateur radio, as far as I am concerned.
> 73 Jens    ZL2TJT
> AMSAT-ZL #218

Actually it is an international standard and it has many advantages such
as taking only 1 character to convey time zone as opposed to 4 (" UTC").
Just because the US "military" uses it should not taint its use
by others.


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