Jim Walls k6ccc at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 29 06:16:01 PST 2006

Doug Kuitula wrote:
> Hi all,
>  This may be a dumb question, but I'll ask it anyway.
>  While going through the house changing all the clocks for Standard time this morning, I started to think about how most satellite tracking programs automatically change from standard to daylight savings time. With us changing next year to March and November, won't there have to be some sort of change in the software? I'm using Instant Track and have no experience with other programs. So I'm not sure if there is a method to change with them.

Hi Doug,
    Not normally a problem.  The satellite software gets the current 
time from the PC.  Assuming you are running Windows (and I would assume 
the Mac is the same way), it's all automatic.  If there is a change in 
when daylight savings time begins or ends, Microsoft will include that 
in a routine update to Windows.

Jim Walls - K6CCC
k6ccc at amsat.org
Ofc:  818-548-4804
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